Nothing is more dreaded than a homeowner discovering a burst pipe. Within minutes a burst pipe can cause extensive damage and flooding. When dealing with a burst pipe, trust the name in San Francisco, CA known for their efficiency and skill. Call the professionals at Magic Plumbing.
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The Main Cause for Burst Pipes
A burst pipe can happen anywhere at any time. But the most common cause for a burst pipe is pipes freezing. When your pipe freezes, it isn’t actually the pipe, but rather the water in the pipe. Pipes exposed to cold temperatures have the chance to freeze the water. As the water freezes, it expands, putting extra pressure on the pipe walls. This extra pressure eventually creates a rupture and causes burst pipes.
Another cause for burst pipes are pipes that have been corroded or weakened by the use of chemical drain cleaners. Over time, with repeated use, weak spots in your pipe will appear and eventually a rupture will occur.
What to do if you Have a Burst Pipe
First of all, don’t panic! Turn off your water to prevent further damage and call the experts at Magic Plumbing. When we arrive to your burst pipe emergency, we will assess the situation and immediately locate the burst. We will always arrive with the proper tools to complete any job and will work efficiently and effectively to get your home back to normal in no time.
How to Prevent Burst Pipes
A burst pipe can happen to anyone at any time, but there is something you can do to ensure your chances of experiencing a burst pipe are lessened. Purchasing simple pipe insulation from your local hardware store is the best way to prevent burst pipes. It’s quick and easy to install and will protect your exposed pipes from the cold.
While pipes freezing is rarely a consideration in places like San Francisco, old and worn pipes breaking down is a possibility. Have your system professionally inspected, especially if you live in an older home that has the original pipes.