Recovering from a Burst Pipe

Burst PipeDid you forget to winterize your plumbing system before the first fall freeze? Was there a hidden crack in your pipe that grew into a large fracture? Burst pipes are one of the worst plumbing problems for homeowners. They can cause swift destruction, and people are often left shocked and under prepared for what to do when such an emergency occurs. At JP’s Plumbing & Heating, we understand how important it is for you to take care of your damaged pipes and fixtures fast. Here are some tips on how you can quickly recover from an unexpected burst pipe.

Common Causes of Burst Pipes

Pipes can burst for a variety of reasons. One of the most common causes of burst pipes is failure to winterize when the temperature drops. Cold weather can make the water inside your system freeze and thaw, creating a build up of air pressure inside that can eventually break a weakened pipe. Severe clogs can also accumulate additional air pressure inside your system, leading to the same consequences. You can also experience a burst underground pipe due to shifting soil conditions or a damaged foundation. Old age and corrosion can also lead to severe damage, which will cause pipes to collapse. Root growth can harm your pipes as well.

Possible Consequences for Delaying Cleanup and Repairs

Some burst pipes force you to take action immediately, particularly if it is causing water damage inside your home. Other pipe issues are more subtle, like those found inside your foundation slab, or beneath the soil in your yard. A slow response can cause major problems down the line, especially if the pipe in question carried wastewater. Exposure to raw sewage can lead to dangerous illnesses, so it’s important to take care of the issue immediately. Even damage caused by fresh water can result in toxic mold growth and damage to important structural components of your home or commercial property. Put safety first and get help as soon as you notice a problem.

What to Do if Your Pipes Burst

If you do discover a burst pipe, the first task is to turn off your main water supply. This will stop additional water flow and reduce the amount of damage. Next, call the experts at JP’s Plumbing & Heating and we’ll find a solution that best meets your needs. If the issue involves your sewer line or a drain pipe, then get yourself and your loved ones away from the danger. You may need to hire a professional cleanup crew. When you hire professionals for the task, they will have the specialized tools and training needed to take care of the mess. Your home or business will be properly sanitized, and our experts will ensure that your pipes are repaired safely, quickly and effectively.

Are You Having a Plumbing Emergency? Call JP’s Plumbing & Heating

Did your pipe burst? Get the help you need by calling the experts at JP’s Plumbing & Heating right away. Our team of certified, licensed and insured plumbers are ready to tackle any plumbing problem. We offer emergency plumbing repairs for commercial and residential clients in Stratford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Trumbull, Connecticut and surrounding communities. Contact our office to learn more about our wide range of plumbing services or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced plumber in your neighborhood.

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