When Freezing is Not the Cause of Burst Pipes
With summer around the corner, lots of homeowners are thinking that they don’t have to worry about their pipes bursting. After all, the temperatures are slowly rising by the day and the threat of frozen pipes are the least of our worries.
If you own a home or commercial building, just because the weather is getting warmer, it doesn’t mean you’re “out of the woods” when it comes to the possibility of your pipes bursting. As someone concerned about their home, furnishings and bottom line, you must know that your pipes can still burst, even in the spring or summer months.
What starts as an ominous rumbling sound quickly turns into a nightmare. Next thing you know, a pipe bursts and you’re greeted with the horrifying sight of water everywhere, soaking everything in its path. It could even be gushing from the ceiling onto furniture or even computers below.
When the Cause is Not Frozen Pipes
Aside from frozen pipes, what else can cause them to burst unexpectedly? The answer – it often comes down to pressure on the pipes. If something in your house, such as a toilet, becomes clogged or even the water pump itself, the pressure can become so great that the pressure continues to build, causing the pipes to expand until they burst.
Often, residential and commercial property owners find that they need to call an emergency plumber because their pipes burst for a variety of reasons, such as poor maintenance, but also because of misuse (especially by renters), or due to damaged pipes.
If a pipe is placed under a great deal of pressure, the pipe can eventually fail. Unfortunately, for the property owner, the effects of burst pipes can be devastating and costly. This can even leave a family without water in their home for days.
Whether your pipes have burst, or you want to have your plumbing system inspected to prevent your pipes from bursting, reach out to the Kansas City plumbers at A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. for help.
We offer emergency and same-day service. Call today for an appointment!