Burst Pipe Specialists in Lexington
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Burst Pipes are one of the most common plumbing issues in both the home and the public system. The damage caused by a rupture can cost hundreds of dollars to repair, not to mention the inconvenience it causes. The worst part is, they can happen without you even noticing. Homes that are located in particularly cold climates are more susceptible to burst pipes. Knowing how to identify a burst or leaky pipe quickly can prevent further damage from occurring. If you think you have an emergency, call Dr Rooter. We will have a licensed technician at your door in minutes.
What Makes a Pipe Burst?
Burst pipes happen, especially in freezing cold temperatures. Besides temperature change, other factors such as age, deterioration, rust or damage, unregulated water pressure can cause pipes to burst. Sometimes a burst pipe is obvious, but often it will occur without you even knowing it.
This inconvenience can happen under the floor and within the walls or ceiling. Signs that you may have a burst are damp floors, damage to drywall, unexplained water stains in walls and/or ceilings. You may also notice a sudden decrease in the water pressure in your home. Additionally, rust inside old pipes may cause discolored water to come out of your faucet. In extreme cases, a leak can even prevent your system from pushing sewer out of your house, causing unpleasant odors. Your water bill may suddenly be higher than usual.
Burst Pipe Prevention
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” These words ring true when it comes to your home’s plumbing system. Ignoring a burst pipe is an invitation for disaster. The damage that a burst pipe can cause can cost hundreds of dollars. Your health is also at risk from the damage a ruptured pipe can cause. Mold, mildew and other bacteria can build where water has accumulated.
You can take steps to ensure that your pipes are functioning properly. Here are five ways you can prevent a burst:
- If you live in a freezing cold climate, keep a faucet running slowly at all times. This will prevent it from freezing.
- Insulate your home.
- If you have pipes inside your home, seal any air leaks that will allow cold air to come inside.
- Direct warm air into your home.
- Disconnect your hose from the outside faucet.
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Dr Rooter in Lexington, SC is your burst pipe specialist. Call us today at 803-398-2090 for immediate service. We charge no emergency fees, our work is guaranteed to your satisfaction, and we provide free estimates.