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Freezing winters and humid summers can wreak havoc on your pipes over time. If they’re not checked regularly, you could face bigger problems. Pipes exposed to the frigid Syracuse weather can gradually get worse as they age. With enough pressure, these will eventually burst and it usually doesn’t happen overnight. They burst from long-term exposure to the frequent temperature changes that are common in New York.
How Can I Tell If One Of My Pipes Burst?
There are a few key things to keep an eye out for that will give you a good indicator of whether you have a burst pipe or have a high risk for one.
- Strange sounds – Water flowing through damaged pipes tend to make extra noise. Call a licensed professional if you hear sounds that seem strange and not normal.
- Bad smells – Bad smells from your plumbing typically come from a buildup somewhere in your plumbing. Over time, the pressure can become too much for the pipes to handle and they can burst.
- Wet walls – If your walls are wet, a pipe is either leaking or burst and will continue to get worse until it is fixed.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, call our local plumbing techs right away before the issue gets any worse.
Cold Weather Can Damage Your Pipes
Temperatures frequently drop below freezing in New York. When they do, any pipes that are exposed and not insulated face a higher risk of bursting. Regardless of the type of pipe you have, the change in temperature can cause frequent swelling and shrinking of the pipes.
When the pipes are no longer able to handle the added pressure from the fluctuations, a burst is likely to happen to reduce the pressure. The water will damage everything near the actual pipe and continue to flow downwards, soaking everything else on its way. This flow of water can lead to structural damage as well as personal items. Our expert Syracuse technicians have the best tools and techniques to identify and fix any burst pipes properly in your home.
Summer Heat Can Cause Pipes To Burst As Well
Although burst pipes are far more common in winter, they can happen during the summer as well. Here are a few of the more common causes for burst pipes during the summer:
Severe Heat. When the weather gets hot, the land starts to dry. When a lack of rain accompanies the heat, your pipes could be in trouble. With normal heat and average rainfalls, the soil maintains a more hydrated, dense structure that pipes have trouble moving in. This is a good thing. When the ground starts to crack from lack of water and too much heat, the pipes can often move with them. The extra movement of pipes can cause one to burst.
Additional Water Supply. Summer weather brings summer activities. These include sprinklers, swimming pools, and various water games. The increased water flow can take a toll on pipes as they age, eventually leading to a burst pipe. While these aren’t common with today’s pipes, they still happen from time to time.
With bad cases of structural damage from water, mold starts to grow. According to the Center for Disease Control, mold causes quite a few health issues including:
- Stuffy nose
- Throat irritation
- Eye irritation
- Skin rashes
Calling our 24/7 emergency services to get your burst pipe fixed is essential. This will greatly lower the risk of mold growing in your house.
What Should I Do If One Of My Pipes Burst?
Shut your water off. This will eliminate any additional water damage. Added water pressure can damage your pipes even more, which can ultimately lead to more water damage. Make sure to call an experienced plumber immediately to have it fixed.
If a technician can inspect your pipes before an issue comes up, it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. We make sure our professionals are trained to utilize the best tools and methods to quickly identify potential problems and fix them before they do create a problem.
We also know the importance of having your pipes properly insulated. We’ll make sure your pipes are properly insulated and can withstand the cold New York winters. We’ll use the best insulators for your pipes to give you the most protection.
24/7 Emergency Service From Licensed Plumbers
Burst pipes are never fun. When they happen, they immediately become a top priority. Our contractors live in the same neighborhoods you do and experience the same weather you do. They understand the problems that an emergency plumbing situation like a burst pipe can cause.
Calling an experienced and licensed plumbing expert immediately can help you get the problem fixed quickly. We maintain an extended network of contracted techs across the area, so that we can have one to you in the least amount of time possible. They know what fixes worst best in the area and won’t try to sell you unnecessary fixes. Our techs constantly go through new training to make sure they can fix your burst pipe quickly and efficiently. No wasted time or money on our watch.
Call In The Pros 24/7 To Fix Your Burst Pipes
No issue is too big or small when it comes to pipes. Burst pipes are a major inconvenience and we can fix them without the added hassle. No sales pitches. No unnecessary charges. We just want to help you in your time of need. Give us a call and we’ll provide the quick and friendly service we’ve come to be known for.