Nobody expects a burst pipe, and the consequences can be disastrous. Even a small cracked pipe can quickly flood your home, causing untold damage to your property. Worst of all, you'll still have to pay for all the water that came rushing through the pipe as well!
At Oak Plumbing, our fully stocked vehicles ensure that once our team visits your home, we won't leave until we fix the issue. We also provide plumbing system evaluations to ensure that our burst pipe repair solves your problem once and for all. If you need water main or burst pipe repair in Benicia, CA, you can count on us.
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What to Do When You Have a Burst Pipe
The first thing you should do when you notice a burst pipe is to shut off your main water valve.
We also recommend cleaning up as soon as possible. Standing water can do a lot of damage to your home, and the longer it sits, the higher the chance of hard-to-remedy issues like mold and mildew. The quicker you get it cleaned up, the better. Doing so also allows our plumbers to easily access your pipes for repairs or a new water pipe installation.
What Causes Burst Pipes?
Burst pipes are dramatic, but their causes are often quite subtle. The most common causes of burst pipes include:
- Freezing weather: Not only is a cold pipe brittle, but any water in the pipe expands when it freezes. Ice can quickly cause brittle pipes to bend, bulge, and eventually crack.
- Old age: As pipes get older, they start wearing down. Old pipes are prone to cracks and corrosion, making them more likely to leak and burst.
- Clogs: Clogs caused by debris or even hard water build-up can increase the pressure in your pipes, leading to cracks and eventually burst pipes.
Reduce your chances of pipe clogs with regular drain cleaning and maintenance services!
How We Handle Water Main Repair
When you call us for a main water line repair, our first step will be to replace the damaged outside hose bib or pipe. We'll provide you with up-front pricing so that you'll know exactly how much the repair will cost, even before we start the job.
We'll also try to find the source of the burst pipe, such as a frozen hose bib or clogged pipes, and will address these issues to prevent your pipes from bursting again. Our team will discuss any steps going forward with you, and we'll always wait for your express approval before we undertake any work.