There are Several Reasons Your Pipes Might Burst.
There are a number of reasons that your home or business has a broken pipe. One of the most common reasons being that pipe freezes. While winters in Dallas-Fort Worth aren’t that harsh, there is still the potential of pipes to freeze, regardless of how mild the winter months are. When it gets colder, the water in the pipes to freeze, which will expand; when the water expands in the pipes, the pipe can break due to the pressure of the expanding water. There are several reasons this is disastrous for a residential or commercial property owner, one being the burst pipe can spill gallons and gallons of water onto your property. Not only is this expensive in regards to water bills, but it has the potential to cost a lot of money in property damage. Getting the help you need is very important, and we are able to help with any water cleanup and restoration that you need.
While freezing pipes is the most common scenario, there are a few more ways a pipe can burst into your home or business. Leaks can be found in any of your appliances, such as washing machines, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and water heaters. Some leaks are more easy to detect, which makes it easier to fix and clean, while others can go undetected until it’s too late. Here are additional reasons for a broken pipe in your home or business.
- Water Pressure: Aside from freezing pipes, this tends to be the most common reason their pipes break. Usually, your water pressure will be regulated, but there are times when a pressure regulator is defective and not doing its job properly. When this happens, water pressure can become very high and expand pipes, causing a pipe to burst.
- Clogging: There are so many ways a pipe can become clogged. Either the pipes are old, there are tree roots in the pipes, or there is other debris in the pipes. With these reasons, it can become too much for your pipes and cause them to break.
- Corrosion: If you have your pipes dug up for some reason and they are not properly covered, they become exposed, which can cause corrosion. Corrosion can lead to cracks and that will cause the pipes to burst.
While these are things that are hard to pinpoint, there are signs you can look out for in order to prevent pipes from bursting. This includes a decline in water pressure, water spots on your walls or ceilings, noises that come from your main water source. If you have experienced water seepage or broken pipes in Dallas-Fort Worth, please call us at 972.412.2165 for water cleanup and removal services.