Burst Pipes: A South Florida Home Owner’s Worst Nightmare
Resolved by Plumbers 911’s Professional Technicians
Minor Clogs, a dripping faucet, or a broken handle do not cause nearly the same amount of panic as discovering a burst pipe, and for a good reason. A burst pipe can cause severe damage in record time.
In order to avoid thousands of dollars in water damage to your home and belongings, you need a reliable, qualified plumber to arrive as quickly as possible. Why? A burst pipe will create a continuous leak or jet of water, or a full out flood. The potential for water damage is astounding.
Will running errands for 60 minutes, a burst pipe has the potential to release 48 FULL baths of water into your home! Every minute counts so a fast response is vital.
CONSEQUENCES OF BURST WATER PIPES
A cracked pipe on the verge of bursting is a ticking time bomb. Even a small leak that remains undetected can cause:
What You Can Expect From Our Service
As you can see, left ignored, even the smallest of leaks can cost you an arm and a leg to fix. Don’t delay even a second and give us a call immediately. We have a 100% customer satisfaction rate and are eager to assist you through this crisis. We provide
- 100% customer satisfaction
- Record fast response time
- 24/7 Every day of the Year Emergency Service
- Experienced professional plumbers
- Affordable and reliable service
OUR FAST RESPONSE TIME RECORD
Plumbers 911 knows the dangers and consequences of a burst pipe and provides reliable 24/7 emergency service. We are available all day and night, every day of the year to help your resolve your burst pipe nightmare.
Our professional technicians will arrive at your doorstep within the hour guaranteed when you call regarding an emergency. We understand that every minute matters and make you our top priority.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Our specialists have had years of experience, continue their education with a passion, and take their profession seriously. They have seen and experienced it all. Your burst pipe will not throw them into a confusion. They will quickly identify the source and provide you with a solution you can trust.
AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE
Are we affordable? Certainly, we offer you the most competitive rates around. We do our homework and study the rates of our competitors to provide you with the best offer possible, without sacrificing quality in the least. Our techs are reliable and have passed both drug screening tests and a background check, providing you with a sense of security.
Steps to take to Prevent a Burst Pipe In the First Place
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure, said Benjamin Franklin. These truly are words of wisdom. Preventing a burst pipe from occurring will save you thousands in potential water damage.
are most common in the frigid winter months. Rapidly dropping temperatures cause the water to freeze in the pipes. As we all know, frozen water expands causing the pipe to crack, leak, or burst.
In the event of a crack, a continuous spray of water can occur. Identifying the source of your leak is crucial to avoid serious damage.
Water spots can be an indicator though water can travel some distance before making it’s presence known.
Our specialists can come to your home and run several tests to determine if your home is leaking water and help you find the source before it becomes a serious problem. Statistics shows that 10% of homes have leaks that waste over 90 gallons a day. Is your home one of them?
PREVENTION TACTICS TO EMPLOY
- Check for and insulate unheated areas of your home.
- Install additional insulation around pipes.
- Seal open vents for the winter months to prevent cold drafts.
- Disconnect outdoor hoses.
- Use your water valve to shut off water flow to the outdoor faucets.
- Keep your heat above a minimum of 53 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Fix leaks before the winter months.
BE SURE TO CHECK THE TEMPERATURE FORECAST
Below freezing temperatures increase the likelihood of you pipes bursting. To prevent this, you can open the doors under your sinks to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
You should also leave your faucets dripping throughout the night to prevent ice from forming.
Tying a string from the top down to the drain will allow the water droplets to slide down the string without making any obnoxious dripping sounds.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DISCOVER A BURST PIPE
Pipes may burst due to freezing temperatures, age, corrosion, and neglect. Our techs can inspect your pipes for you to inform you of any potential dangers down the road. It is important that each member of your family knows the location of your shut-off valve. The faster you turn off the water, the less water damage you will have.
Look for signs of damp spots on your walls, ceilings, and floors. Changes in water pressure and electrical faults are also symptoms of water damage. Be sure to keep electrical devices away and avoid touching the outlets and light switches to prevent electrical shock and call us right away.
DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR LEAKS AND BURST PIPES
“A little neglect may breed great mischief…for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.”
Like the quote from the fable above, neglecting a small leak the size of a 0.5mm dot can cause you to lose 9 gallons per hour. A leak that is half an inch (1.5mm) leaks 28 gallons per gallon.
And that is only half an inch!
Our South Florida plumbers have a wide array of leak detection methods to find your burst pipe. Whether indoor or outdoor, you can trust our highly skilled contractors to find the source and provide a solution.