Tucson Burst Pipe Repair Services
Need a Tucson burst pipe repair expert? Call Spartan Plumbing, Inc. at 520-617-1000. Ready 24/7 for emergencies.
Burst pipes can cause significant damage to your home. Water will flow into your home until the main valve has been turned off. If you are in this situation, contact us immediately.
We are your local Tucson burst pipe repair technicians, available 24 hours a day to take care of issues that can’t wait.
What causes burst pipes?
Cold weather: Burst pipes often occur during the winter, when temperatures dip below freezing. Many believe that the pipes burst because of the expansion of water when it freezes, but that is not the case. It is the pressure from unfrozen water pressing on the ice. When you turn on the faucet, the water will build up and apply great pressure on the pipe behind the ice blocking its release, causing it to burst.
Time and age: Over time, your pipes will begin to wear out or corrode. Copper pipes will corrode and develop cracks, resulting in leaks or pipes bursts. The stress of water flow or freezing temperatures will eventually cause your pipes to burst no matter their material.
Lack of insulation: If the pipes in your home are not protected by insulation, they will be subjected to extreme temperature changes from time to time. These extremes will weaken your pipes and lead to bursts. Installing insulation around your exposed pipes will protect them from extreme weather and lower your chances of having to deal with a burst pipe.
How can you avoid this problem?
In addition to insulation, there are other simple ways to prevent burst pipes:
- Noticing a drop in water pressure, or seeing an increase in your water bill? You may want to consider having your pipes checked for small leaks or other problems that could lead to a burst.
- If you allow your faucet to drip a little bit during the night when temperatures are below freezing, you can lower your chances of a burst pipe.
- If the weather has been extremely cold and there is no water when you turn on the faucet, turn it off immediately and call us for help.
- If you travel a lot during the winter, make sure your home is properly winterized. Insulate any exposed pipes, drain all lines, and turn off your home’s water supply at the main.
Call us today for immediate service
A plumber will be dispatched to your home to handle your burst pipe problem. Before we arrive, make sure you have turned off your main water valve. This is generally located near your water meter.
Once we arrive, we will identify the exact location of damage and determine the best method of repair. If the pipe is metal, we will need to solder the pipe into place. With plastic piping, we can create joints to cross the two undamaged sections. Another option is to have the pipe replaced.
If your pipes are older, you may want to consider upgrading to a better quality pipe. We will walk you through the options, and will never push a service that you do not need. We provide true 24 hour emergency services to assist you with all your plumbing needs.
Keep burst pipe problems under control. Call us 520-617-1000 and we will dispatch a plumber to your home as soon as possible.
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