Causes of Burst Pipes
Pipes burst when the pipe material suddenly and completely fails. This can happen for a number of reasons, ranging from pipe material that is old and worn out to freezing and thawing cycles. Pipes bursting from freezing and thawing is common in our area of the country. The frozen water expands inside the pipe, putting pressure on the wall of the pipe until it breaks.
A burst pipe is more likely in situations, such as:
- Below freezing temperatures
- Rusted or corroded pipes
- Damaged pipes
- Old, worn pipes
- Insufficient insulation
- A buildup of water pressure
Regardless of the reason for the pipe failure, our experienced technicians are here to get the problem fixed quickly to prevent further damage to your home. We inspect your pipe to figure out what went wrong and needs to be fixed.
Broken Pipe Repair
Once we have determined the cause of the pipe breaking and pinpoint the exact spot where the pipe is damaged, we can replace the broken section of pipe. Our technicians are fully trained, licensed, drug tested, and background checked to ensure that our customers always receive the service they deserve. We always explain the work that is needed and tell you the cost of the repair before starting on your Lancaster burst pipe repair.
In addition to replacing the section of pipe that has burst, we can recommend how the problem can be avoided in the future. For example, if you have a problem with freezing pipes, we may recommend insulation to help prevent the freezing and thawing cycle, which can weaken the pipes and lead to pipe failure.
What to Do When a Pipe Bursts
Due to the potential for property damage, a burst pipe is always an urgent situation. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible to schedule your repair. In the meantime, turn off the main water supply to help avoid flooding. If you aren’t sure where the main is located, contact us and we can help you find the water main.
Our technicians have the training, skill, and experience to respond to your call for burst pipe repair in Lancaster and deliver service that will exceed your expectations. We are customer focused and dedicated to superior workmanship, upfront pricing, and quality assurance on every job.