Burst pipes in your home can be a nightmare. It is very difficult and complex to deal with such water damage issues. Moreover, they’re instant and unexpected. You just hear a rumble and don’t pay much attention. However, it’s not a minor issue. You’re greeted with the terrifying sight of water soaking almost everything in the basement.
When it comes to causes of pipe bursts, you can’t really expect to write them down in a list. Whether it’s improper maintenance, low quality pipes, or some other problem, almost anything can cause unexpected water damage in your home by causing your pipes to burst. However, there are two common causes of pipe bursts which should not be overlooked.
When something in your home’s pipes gets clogged, it can put a lot of pressure on the pipes. It may be a clogged toilet, the sewer line, or some other problem. When water pressure in the pipes becomes too much for them to handle, they start expanding and burst.
If you’re not carrying out routine maintenance, this can be quite unexpected and sudden. You need to take proper care of your bathroom fixtures and water pump. You can even hire professionals like Tidal Wave Response to manage such issues.
Another common reason for the pipes to burst is when the temperature goes below the freezing point. If you don’t take proper steps to winter-proof your pipes, you may come across a major problem when it starts snowing. Water in your pipes will be completely exposed to the freezing air.
When water freezes, it turns to ice and your pipes start expanding. In the meantime, some water may still be flowing in the frozen walls of your pipes. The increased water pressure and frozen ice causes your pipes to burst.
Calling D.O.N.E. Restoration, Inc. is a good way to make sure water does not
escape the confines of a single room. Our company only employs qualified and skilled professionals to help with your water damage issues. When you need emergency assistance, call us at 770-422-1604!