Top 4 Causes of Burst Pipe

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Published on 12 Jul 2023
Written by vitaladmin

Pipes are an important part of every home, and when the pipe bursts, they can be disruptive and expensive. In most cases, burst pipes are caused by blocked drains or blocked pipes. This article explores the top 4 causes of burst pipes.

Corrosion and Rust Causing a Burst Pipe

As your plumbing pipes age, the metal begins to rust and corrode. This weakens the pipe walls and seals, creating cracks and eventual ruptures. You can spot signs of corrosion in your pipes if there is yellow or brownish water coming out of your faucets. If you notice these signs, it is important to contact a professional plumber as soon as possible to fix your burst pipes. Plumbers will be able to diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action to prevent future bursts. In some cases, they may recommend replacing your old pipes with new ones. Whatever the solution, it is important to act quickly to avoid further burst water pipe damage to your home.

Burst Pipe Caused by Blocked Pipes  

A blocked pipe can cause a lot of problems. The pressure builds up and can eventually cause the pipe to burst. This can lead to instability and damage to your home. There are several common causes of blocked pipes, including grease and fat build-up. This can be the result of products like cooking oil, soap, and shampoo, as well as sweat. Grease and oil will trap anything that is trying to flow through, eventually getting stuck. As more and more of this builds up, it causes the pipe to become blocked, which leads to an increase in water pressure. Eventually, this can cause the pipe to burst. If you think you might have a blockage, it’s important to call a professional to come and look. Trying to fix it yourself could make the problem worse.

High Pressure Causing Burst Water Pipe Caused

Maintaining proper water pressure is essential for a variety of reasons. Too much pressure can lead to instability in the joints of your pipes, causing burst pipes. On the other hand, not enough pressure can lead to water waste and damage to your pipes. That’s why it’s important to monitor your water pressure regularly and adjust as needed.

Tree Roots Causing Pipe Burst 

Tree roots are a major contributor to blocked pipes and eventually burst pipes. A small crack or leak in the pipe can cause tree roots to enter your pipe system and obstruct water flow. Tree roots grow deep, thick, and strong eventually becoming invasive on pipes, making their way through, and causing major blockages. If this is not fixed properly, it can cause overflow causing flooding in your home. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything you can do at home when a blocked pipe is caused by tree roots. A professional plumber should be called to your home ASAP so that they can unblock your pipes before further damage occurs.

How Can Fix n Flow Plumbers Help You Fix Your Burst Pipes

If you are experiencing burst pipes in your home, contact our experienced plumbers. Fix n Flow have been helping residents fix their burst pipes for over 20 years combined. We’re here to help you and provide a $0 call-out free for all your emergency burst pipe needs. We understand how important it is to respond to your inquiry quickly and effectively and that is why we will always respond to you within 60 minutes. Contact Fix n Flow Plumbers today to fix your burst pipes.

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