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Pipe Burst

Wondering what exactly happens when a pipe bursts? And do you know what to do in this situation? Though the problem rarely occurs, it’s helpful to know what to do when a pipe bursts somewhere in your home. Homeowners with no knowledge of pipes freezing can face damage to their floors, furniture, walls, and precious goods.

However, Everest Drain knows how to help homeowners deal with their burst pipes. We have worked with many homeowners who have chosen us to handle emergencies and repair their burst pipes and other plumbing problems.

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Here are the steps you should take right away before you call a plumber.

  • Turn off your water main and this will completely turn your water supply off.
  • Open all your faucets to drain
  • Clean up the mess and make sure you don’t have water sitting somewhere to form mildew and mold.
  • Figure out the burst pipe and inspect the damage
  • Patch or cover the hole of the pipe and prevent further damage while saving money. As this temporarily fixes a burst pipe, use it in cases of emergency only. Call a professional plumber to repair the pipe superbly.

Common reasons that you may experience a burst pipe

  • Excessive water pressure
    When the water pressure limit is exceeded by more water being pumped than that requirement, it results in a burst pipe because the pipe is too contracted for the pressure.
  • Pipes connected improperly or incorrectly
    If the pipes are connected improperly, the extreme pressure they are exposed can cause a burst pipe. So, a licensed and professional plumber should install pipework and the connections.
  • Frozen water
    Water pipes burst when the water inside them expands as the temperatures get freezing and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high the pipe breaks.
  • Old pipework
    Depending on the weather elements that are exposed to the water pipes can last 20 years longer unless they are structurally degraded. Old metal pipes are affected by corrosion over time and plastic pipes become brittle and the rise in water pressure can cause a pipe to burst.
  • Clogs
    Pipes can get clogged with the accumulated minerals carried through the pipes by water. The clog will block the water flow and lead to incredible pressure resulting in a burst pipe.
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Common signs of pipe burst

The following are the common signs you may have a burst pipe.

  • Fluctuation in water pressure
    Fluctuation in water pressure also indicates the burst pipe. With a burst pipe, water goes directly through the break rather than the faucet, which lowers your water pressure.
  • Noisy pipes
    When water flows through, if the pipes shake and make noises then there is a break.
  • Excessive water bill
    Excess amounts of water leakage through the break cause the waste of water and high water bills. Moreover, a burst affects water pressure and homeowners have to use more water than normal to get satisfactory pressure.
  • Discolored, rusty water with a strange smell
    Discoloration of water and reddish water usually indicates rust in the pipes, which does lead to bursts. The rust of the pipe causes the water to appear reddish and smell like metal which indicates pipe bursts.
  • Puddles
    If a puddle grows when you turn on the water, it’s most likely to burst.

If you notice all these signs, prompt action must be taken to limit the damage. A quick response time can make a big difference when it comes to plumbing problems. Be prepared to take action as soon as possible. Give Everest Drain & Plumbing a call today to learn more about us and to schedule a building maintenance visit.

Why choose us?

Everest Plumbers has been a dedicated professional plumbing company serving Toronto and the surrounding neighborhoods since 2013. With a reputation for excellence and comprehensive, high-quality services, we also provide 24/7 emergency plumbing service. All our plumbers are trained, licensed, insured, and courteous from your initial inquiry to service delivery. Our internal property safety guidelines ensure that we fix what’s broken, not the other way around. We understand the importance of quality and always stand behind our work. If there is ever an issue, you know we will be there to assist you, no matter what.

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