A home’s pipes are the most crucial aspect of its plumbing. They’re what delivers water to every tap and fixture, and we count on their ability to perform this task every day. If anything obstructs this function, pressure may build up and lead to a water leak or even a burst. This could potentially cause considerable and costly water damage.
Good thing the experts at Honest Abe’s Home Services offer plumbing leak detection and burst pipe repairs services to homes in the Osage Beach, MO area. Homeowners can count on our crew to locate and patch up any damaged pipes to put an end to the destruction and restore the regular flow of water in your plumbing.
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Do You Need Burst Pipe Repair?
Burst pipes can quickly cause copious amounts of water damage to a home, but the bright side is they’re often easy to detect so you can call for repairs right away. Homeowners should watch out for the following signs of a burst pipe in their home:
- Wet spots on ceilings, floors and walls
- Mold and other signs of increased moisture
- Standing water around the property
- Low water pressure when using plumbing devices
- Sound of rushing water between walls or underneath floors
Any of these symptoms warrant a call to a professional plumber. If you wait too long, you may have to deal with extensive damage and even more costly repairs to your home.
What Causes Burst Pipes?
A number of things might be responsible for increased water pressure which may lead to pipes bursting. Here are some of the common causes of burst pipes:
Any sudden changes in the weather may cause temperatures to suddenly rise and drop. This causes pipes to contract and expand, which makes them more vulnerable to bursting.
It’s common for some debris to accumulate in our drains and create clogs which make it more difficult for water to flow through. These obstructions can build up water pressure and increase the likelihood of a pipe bursting.
In cases where homeowners are conducting landscaping or home renovation projects and they haven’t accurately mapped out the location of utility lines, it’s easy to accidentally strike a hidden pipe and cause it to burst.
A plant’s roots are always in search of new sources of water and nourishment. If you have trees near water lines they may be strong enough to tear through pipes.
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