Solve your burst pipe problems ASAP with help from Rooter & Drain Services. Call 720-261-1908 for immediate help in Denver and surrounding areas.
When a home or business owner has a burst pipe, one should not have to wait for service or have to attempt a repair without professional help. A burst pipe is a plumbing emergency that left unattended for too long can result in extensive damage to your property.
At Rooter & Drain Services, we provide our customers with prompt, reliable service for your emergency plumbing needs. We know that our customers want expert help that they can trust; this is why we have licensed and insured professionals on our team. Count on us for your Denver burst pipe services; we pride ourselves in the high-quality professional service we provide at a reasonable cost and can ensure to get your
What causes burst pipes?
The most common cause of burst pipes is frozen water in the pipes. As water freezes, it expands. This can cause increased pressure on the inner walls of the pipe. These pipes can then break and leak whether they are made of metal or of PVC. Although one deep freeze may not cause a pipe to burst, repeated freezing and thawing of the water can cause undue stress on the pipe, causing damage over time.
There are several other less common reasons for burst pipes. Some pipes may simply become old and weakened in areas and can no longer stand up to the water pressure. Other pipes may be hit by machinery, particularly by backhoes on building sites, or may burst from the pressure of a tree root pushing on them.
How can you avoid burst pipes?
First, before doing any major landscaping, building or renovation, individuals should be sure they know where pipes are. They should also refrain from planting trees near water mains that enter the building. However, because most burst pipes occur in the winter, the most important way to avoid burst pipes is to keep them from freezing.
Homeowners who will be away from their homes for extended periods during the winter should keep water running at a trickle through one or two of the faucets. Another option is to turn off the main water valve and open every faucet to drain completely before leaving. Homeowners should also ensure that their pipes, particularly cold water pipes in garages, crawl spaces, and basements, are insulated. They can also leave doors open to rooms that do not receive much heat, such as small rooms in the far corners of a home.
What can professionals do to repair them?
Professionals have the knowledge and expertise to repair burst pipes correctly the first time, saving home and business owners a great deal of time, money, and hassle. They will shut off the main water valve, remove the broken part of the pipe with a special pipe cutter, and replace it with a new length of pipe before soldering it together. They can also replace burst PVC pipe using specialty valves.
Before they leave, they will turn the water supply back on, ensuring that the leak has been completely resolved. To prevent further freezing of the pipes, they can insulate the pipes. In addition, Rooter & Drain Services can help customers who are unsure where their pipes are burst and can locate hidden leaks. Whether the repair is indoors or outdoors, we are ready to help.
No one should have to endure a burst pipe! For immediate assistance, call Rooter & Drain Services at 720-261-1908.