DIY Tricks Don’t Work with Burst Pipes: Call Your Professional Plumbers ASAP

November 17, 2016

Burst pipes are a serious problem that can we wreak havoc in a home, causing water damage that can easily reach into the thousands of dollars to repair. As soon as a burst pipe is discovered, the main water valve should be turned off immediately to limit water damage, and to search for the exact location of the damaged pipe. And then, a professional plumber should be called ASAP.

A professional plumber can not only repair a burst pipe, but more importantly, they can also determine the cause of it, and then make recommendations about how to prevent it from happening in the future.

While waiting for the plumber to arrive, remove any water on the ground with a wet-dry vacuum, as well as remove any wet personal items that need to be dried, including furnishings, as soon as possible, or else mould and mildew can grow.

When pipes bursts, most people fear the cost of calling a plumber for help, and instead choose to attempt to repair the damage themselves. As noteworthy of an idea that is, some DIY repair jobs should not be undertaken, especially if it directly risks lowering a home’s property value, or the health of a family.

DIY Fixes Not Recommended with Burst Pipes

Because a burst pipe needs to be replaced, it may seem that the easy fix would be to just ‘swap-out’ the damaged pipe and then replace it with a new one. Honestly, it is much easier said than done, especially without the proper plumbing tools, experience and know-how to replace a damaged pipe.

In fact, it is not uncommon that DIY tricks applied to burst pipes fail, and, instead of saving money, it end-ups costing property owners much more money and time than if they would have contacted a professional plumber as soon as the burst pipe was discovered.

If you have a burst pipe, don’t take a chance trying to tackle it on your own without the proper tools, you may unknowingly cause damage in the process. Instead, feel confident that by contacting a professional plumber your burst pipes will be repaired or replaced in a way that meets plumbing industry standards, and that the cause of the damage will be identified, so as to prevent any future damage.

 

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