Trying to determine whether you just need a minor repair or full repiping can be a challenging task, especially if you have not had years of dedicated training. Of course, nobody wants to seek out a replacement if the current piping system is still useful. However, if you notice that you have been forced to get several repairs within the last year, or that issues are not resolved fully even after a professional has patched up your pipe, it is better to invest in complete repiping.
Some of the circumstances where you should consider speaking to a plumbing technician about repiping the system at your home or business include instances where:
- Clogs have grown from accumulated waste, ranging from sanitary products to soap scum to children's toys
- The pipes have suffered from a crack or break on account of the soil settling or shifting slightly
- The lines have frozen, causing them to crack or burst open completely
- There is corrosion from mineral deposits or harmful chemicals passing through the drains
- Leaks have sprung between the joints and connections of pipes due to worn seals
To prevent a bigger mess and get your lines functioning again, reach out to our team at Trailblazer Plumbing Services as soon as you can.
How to Fix a Burst Pipe?
Fixing a burst pipe requires immediate attention to prevent water damage to your property. Here are the steps you can take to address the situation:
- Shut off the main water supply.
- Drain the pipes by opening all faucets.
- Turn off heating systems connected to the burst pipe.
- Locate the burst pipe and collect leaking water.
- Temporarily fix small bursts with repair clamps or rubber sleeves.
- For significant damage, replace the damaged section of the pipe.
- Consider insulating exposed pipes to prevent future bursts.
- Turn the water supply back on and check for leaks.
- Monitor for water damage and address it promptly.
Contact our professional plumbers Ii you're unsure about the repair process for assistance.