Why Do Frozen Pipes Burst?
Pipes burst because of the uncommon properties water exhibits when it freezes. When temperatures get very cold and water remains stagnant in a pipe – the density of that water in the pipe starts to increase and eventually, this causes the water to expand. Once the expansion of water occurs within the pipe, stress begins building and pressure quickly increases in the pipe. When enough stress gets put on the pipe to break its limitation threshold, the pipe will actually burst and release all contents within it. Stay ready for the cold weather and if a pipe burst incident occurs, do not panic! We would be delighted to have the opportunity to secure your home or business from water damage that may come from a frozen or burst pipe. Contact ABC’s plumbing specialists today @ (314) 582-3611 and our crew will come equipped and ready to handle any plumbing issue that you may have!
How To Prevent Pipe Bursts St Louis
ABC Contracting wants to provide your home or business with the knowledge on how to help prevent a pipe from freezing or bursting, that way you can get ahead and avoiding costly repairs later on. Our team has assembled a list of some of the best preventative techniques to use for preventing frozen or burst pipes:
- Detach nozzles, hoses, and all water sources that are outside of a home/business that transport liquid inside.
- Drain water supply from all pipes that are outside or underneath the home.
- Leave cabinet doors open for pipes that are exposed to the exterior walls of your home/business.
- On extremely cold days, allow a slow stream of water to drip through faucets. This may seem like a waste of water and may increase your water bill – but it could save you money because it is more cost effective than getting a repair.
- Add more insulation to pipes that are exposed to colder environments – such as heat tapes/heat wraps.
If you have any questions or feel that you may have a frozen pipe problem, call us today and schedule a plumbing inspection with one of our specialists. Keep your home or business secure with frozen pipe repair and prevention from ABC Contracting. You can rely on us for 24/7 emergency plumbing services and we guarantee we will be at your property in no time! Call Now – (314) 582-3611!
Hire A Professional Burst Pipe Repair Company
Are you looking for help with your burst pipe problem in the Greater St Louis Area? Burst pipes require professional attention and if not handled quickly and efficiently can cause damage to floors, walls, and even the structural foundation to your home or business. Unfortunately, even when maintenance and upkeep is done to try and prevent a burst pipe, it can still happen and be an inevitable outcome. If your home or business has recently experienced frozen or burst pipes, call ABC Contracting immediately! Our fast response team will start restoring your property and getting rid of all traces of water damage. Our mitigation technicians have some of the best tools in the industry and can make quick work of water restoration projects. One call to ABC Contracting can save you both time and money., When you choose to hire ABC, you will be well on your way to having a solution to any of your restoration needs. Give us a call today @ (314) 582-3611 for any and all plumbing relief services you may require!