Certified Fort Lauderdale Plumbers Are Quick to Assist in Burst Pipes
Plumbers 911 Techs Fix Burst Pipes Quickly and Efficiently
Life tends to through us curve balls when we least expect them. Burst water pipes are just one of such unpleasant curve balls homeowners and commercial residence owners can expect. The most important factor to remember is to stay calm and work quickly to minimize water damage.
An old pipe can burst leading to structural damage, and untold water damage to your belongings and home if not quickly addressed. The first thing you need to do is avoid panicking. Even if water is spraying everywhere, and you have a waterfall in your home, panicking will not help.
What to Do When A Pipe Bursts
First shut off the water. Locate your emergency shut off valve
either closest to the leak or use the shut-off valve to your entire house. As soon as you have taken this crucial step call a plumber.
A burst pipe is more serious than a simple faucet drip and going DIY will take experience, time, and the proper equipment. Rather than risk further damage to your home’s plumbing system call a listened plumbing technician right here in Broward County.
Reasons Why Pipes Suddenly Burst
- Change in Temperature
Like any appliance, the more strain you put on the more likely it is to break. Constant use during hot weather places pressure on the plumbing system causing it to age faster. Pressure can also increase when something in your home’s plumbing system creates a clog. This can be a clogged toilet
, water pump, or other appliances. As the water pressure builds it can cause your pipes to burst.
Prevent and avoid the hassle with the routine maintenance of your plumbing system, fixtures, and pipes.
Take water-soaked belongings and allow them to dry. If the pipe burst in the walls, it may have affected electrical wires. Avoid touching and using light switches and outlets if you suspect water damage to avoid electrical shock.
After a professional has helped repair the problem, take steps to prevent it from occurring again. Call in a specialist to inspect your plumbing to replace rusted, old pipes that may be on the verge of bursting.
Leaks come in all shapes and sizes. They can be deceptive about their source and can hide behind the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home, secretly causing damage. Knowing the common signs of a leak/burst pipe will help you spot the problem faster. Look for:
- Damp spots and Water stains on your ceilings
- Dripping Water Sounds
- Puddles of water
- Water runs slowly or not at all from your kitchen and bathroom faucets
- Water takes too long to warm up
- Musty smell
- Cracked ceiling or drywall
- Unexplained sickness
- Increase in water bill
Water leaks hidden behind walls and ceilings can present themselves in the form of a water stain. These stains may indicate that there had been a leak at some point or a reoccurring leak. These stains may also grow with time.
Unexplained Puddles of Water:
If you find unexplained puddles of water under your sink, on the floor, in the basement/crawlspace or your yard it is time to call in one of our specialists. These puddles of water can be caused by leaking pipes or a burst water main. Our emergency service is available at all hours of the day to help you find the source quickly.
A burst pipe on the yard may not form an actual puddle, it can present itself in the form of soggy soil, or continuously green grass while the rest of your yard has dried out from the summer heat.
When a burst pipe causes water to leak into your home it will create a musty smell. If lately you have cleaned your home spotless, taken out the trash, and sprayed air freshener to eliminate the smell to no avail- a leak may be the source.
As the water from the leak settles and dries it creates this unpleasant odor. While you can try to find the source of the smell on your own, calling one of our specialists will help you locate even the smallest of leaks faster due to years of experience and training.
Unexplained sniffles, coughs, and breathing problems:
If you and your family have had a rapid increase of breathing issues, allergies, and sickness call one of our plumbers to inspect your home. Settling water and leaks are prime spots for mold and mildew growth
. Mold and mildew have a known negative impact on one’s health.
Spikes in Your Water Bill:
Any increase in your water bill without an explanation is something you should take a closer serious look at. Significant changes indicate that water is being used somewhere on your property without your knowledge.
Discovering the source of this wasted water is easier with the help of a certified and insured plumber. There are several techniques and tools we will use to zero in on the source of your water bill increases.
Why It’s Imperative To Call Plumbers 911 NOW
Water leaks are not something to postpone or ignore. They can saturate through your walls and ceilings, create mold and mildew growth leading to illnesses in your family. Water damage can create structural damage, destroying your property.
Ignoring the problem will cost you thousands in repairs, and the problem will only get worse with time. The longer you wait, the more devastating and costly the repairs will be.
If you have noticed any of the mentioned symptoms in your home, call our professional contractors right now. We can help you locate and resolve the leak right away to protect your home from further water damage.
Call us today to schedule your inspection, or contact a reliable Fort Lauderdale technician
right away if you know you have burst pipe on your hands.