Burst pipes can happen any time to anyone.
A burst pipe is one the most common types of plumbing issues. Sometimes a pipe bursts due to weather, such as freezing temperatures, while other times, the pipes simply wear out.
The moment you notice a pipe has burst in your home, it’s time to call your local plumbing services. The longer you delay fixing the problem, the worse your situation becomes.
Noticing A Burst Water Pipe
First of all, you have to notice the burst pipe. It’s not always obvious, but there are some signs to look for, such as:
- Sounds of a leak within your walls
- Decreased water pressure (or no water at all)
- Check for ceiling stains where water might puddle
- Look for suddenly higher charges on your water bill
Obviously, a leak is the most obvious sign, but depending on the pipe, it may take a few days to notice the leak.
Prevent At Least Some Water Damage
The longer you have a burst pipe, the worse the water damage will be. It doesn’t take long for water to seep into insulation, walls, flooring and ceilings. Cutting off the main water supply and calling Buzz Plumbing Emergency Plumbing out immediately allows you to get the issue fixed and move on to drying out any areas where water may have accumulated.
Trying to repair it yourself could result in more burst pipes or even slow leaks, which could cause even worse damage because they take so long to detect.
Avoid Costly Water Bills
The last thing you want to see is your water meter spinning rapidly. Losing large amounts of water due to a burst pipe could result in a massive water bill. The quicker you repair the problem, the less water you’ll lose. This means you save money.
Reduce Likelihood Of Mould And Mildew
While it’s something you may not want to think about, mould and mildew are likely when it takes a while to repair a burst pipe. Even if you turn the water off, the existing water is still soaking your walls, ceilings and floors. The great thing about plumbers is they not only fix the problem quickly, but they’re able to tell if you may be at risk for mould and mildew and recommend someone to dry out the problem area.
Knowing what to look for is crucial and will prevent costly home repairs and potential health problems.
Suspect a burst water pipe? See how the local experts at Buzz Plumbing Services can help.