The winter season is right around the corner, which means you have to take extra precautions to ensure that your home’s plumbing system is functioning correctly. In addition to this, you also have to protect it against the dangers that frozen pipes pose.
Freezing temperatures or storms can have a severe impact on your plumbing system and can result in pipe bursts, leaving you to deal with extensive water damage, which can be very expensive to fix. Here is some information from the experts at Sydney Blocked Drains on why pipes burst during winter and what the dangers of this are:
Why Do Pipes Burst?
You are at risk only when the temperature outside drops below freezing. When the weather reaches subzero the water in your pipes will start freezing. This blockage will result in a significant buildup of pressure. Once the pressure increases, your pipes are at risk of either bursting or breaking.
Dangers of Burst
- When a pipe bursts, your house faces the most damage. The pipes start leaking large amounts of water inside your property.
- This can cause damage to various features and appliances in your home.
- If the water touches electrical connections, it can also lead to an electrical fire or a short circuit.
- The water can get into hardwood flooring or carpeting and cause extensive damage to these features as well.
In such situations, it is best to contact a company like ours to fix the burst pipe without delay. Depending on the level of damage to the features in your home, you might also need to hire the services of water damage remediation company.
A Complete Water Shut Off
When you have a burst pipe on your property, it is crucial to shut off the water supply to the house immediately. Even while carrying out repairs, we will first shut off the water supply. Our team has vast experience in handling all types of plumbing repairs and can provide prompt and reliable services at very cost-effective pricing.
Preventive Measures To Take Into Consideration
The best way to ensure your pipes do not crack during winter is to prevent the water from freezing. However, there is a simple solution to this problem. Moving water doesn’t freeze. So when there is a drop in the night temperatures, you can turn on a couple of faucets in your house, so that little water drips out.
Don’t turn on the valve completely as this will waste a lot of water. Constant dripping will prevent most pipes from freezing during winter. In case you forget to turn on the water, and there is a sudden pipe burst, it is crucial that you call in a professional right away.
High Quality Burst Pipe Services
If you have noticed any signs of frozen pipes on your property, call Sydney Blocked Drains. We offer guaranteed services at very cost-effective pricing and will ensure that the work is completed to industry standards.
We use the best quality materials and workmanship and ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the services we provide. You can speak with our experts on 1300 403 201 or send us your queries and requests via this online form, and we will revert shortly.
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