If your home’s pipes are over 50 years old, they are at risk of bursting. This can damage your home, cause the buildup of mold, and cost you hundreds in repairs. If you have a burst pipe, time is of the essence. Call a burst pipe repair specialist right away.
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Common Burst Pipe Causes
A burst pipe means water leaking, usually into your home, which is bad news for any homeowner. Pipes burst for a variety of reasons including:
- Old Age
- Water Pressure
If you experience a leaking or burst pipe, call a reputable local plumber to determine the cause, fix the problem, and ensure it doesn’t happen again.
How to Protect Your Pipes from Bursting
Frozen pipes are one of the main causes of burst pipes, especially here in Edmond, OK. When the temperatures drop, water inside freezes causing the pipe to expand, which eventually leads to a break. You can protect yourself against burst pipes by keeping water running in pipes that aren’t insulated and prone to freezing. Also, experts say to open your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow the air to warm the pipes underneath. Last, add insulation to your pipes wherever possible. If you’re unsure how well protected your pipes are, call a frozen pipes repair company and ask for help.
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Dealing With a Frozen Hose Bib
When winter sets in, it’s not only pipes that are prone to freezing, but homeowners must also beware of a frozen hose bib because it sits outside. If you have a frozen hose bib, you can try to fix it yourself by wrapping it in old rags and pouring hot water onto them to thaw it out. If that fails, call a frozen hose bib repair specialist and ask for help.