Freezing temperatures can be the most common cause of pipes bursting. Since water expands when frozen, it can cause the pressure inside the pipe to increase until it bursts! This also allows water sitting in the pipe to freeze and expand without busting it open. Other reasons for burst pipes can be excessive pressure through the system, and any fault in the piping will be exposed over time and broken down. The effects of burst pipes can be dramatic and devastating. When your home or business suffers this unfortunate situation, don’t threat and call C.A.R.E. Property Services. “The Only Call You Need.” Our 24/7 Emergency Response time is second to none, as well as our IICRC Certified Technicians. We come to you at your time of need and make your emergency our emergency.
It usually doesn’t take long to figure out if you have a busted pipe in your home. From atypical sounds to weird smells and visible leaks, here are a few ways you can use your senses to detect hidden plumbing problems.
If you hear bubbling, whistling, or banging and clanking when you use the sink or flush the toilet, it could be a sign of a broken pipe.
If drains, sinks, or other areas of your house emit weird odors, there’s a possibility that sewage isn’t being properly transported from your house through its pipes. And if the water from your faucets has an unpleasant smell, it could be a sign of corrosion or contamination in your plumbing system.
Bulging and discoloration of your home’s walls and ceiling can signal a burst pipe. If you notice damp drywall or ceiling tiles, puddles of water or any other visible leaks, it’s wise to call C.A.R.E. Property Services.
If you’ve been using the same amount of water as usual, but your water bill suddenly skyrockets, it might be an indicator of a busted pipe or other plumbing issues. The same can be said for frequent backups or clogs, as well as little to no water pressure when trying to use the dishwasher, laundry machine or any other faucet in your house.