Burst Pipes & Frozen Pipes


Frozen Pipe & Burst Pipe Repair

Burst Pipes

Burst Pipe Repair in Your Home?

A burst pipe is no small problem! Whether you find yourself faced with a burst pipe somewhere in your home or place of business, a burst water pipe or a sewer line pipe burst, there are several very important steps you must take.

  1. Contain the leak
  2. Place buckets or empty storage containers on the ground beneath the leak to catch the water leaving the pipe. (If necessary, place something heavy and water resistant inside the bucket to prevent it from sliding on the wet floor.)
  3. Stop the spread of water by laying down towels or using whatever else you have on hand.
  4. Call Bradford Plumbing 905-775-5393

Identifying the Problem

To figure out whether or not you have a leaky pipe, a burst pipe or some other plumbing issue on your hands, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I see any signs of water damage on the walls or ceiling in my home?
  2. Are there any puddles in my basement?
  3. Does my plumbing make strange noises when I flush a toilet or use a faucet?

These are just a few ways to spot a plumbing problem or improvement needed in your home. It’s very important in a emergency situation to have simple plumbing tools ready, such as a plunger and drain solution. A good plunger will do, or when it comes to drain solutions, it’s best to buy the rite type for you particular situation so read the label prior to using.

Fixing a Leaky or Burst Pipe

If you’re looking for a fast, reliable and professional plumbing company to fix your leaky pipe your search ends here. We can be at your door within one hour, Bradford Plumbing Plumbers is a licensed, certified and insured plumbing company.

Dealing with a leaky pipe can be scary, frustrating and overwhelming. leaky pipe repairs are often simple and straightforward. Fixtures and insulation can be replaced, and in older homes, pipes can be removed and then replaced or fixed in a timely manner.

If it’s your water pipe that needs repair, we turn off the main water valve in your home. Once the water stops running, we quickly remove the pipe and repair the leak or replace the pipe, depending on the level of damage.

Burst Pipe Repairs

Seems obvious, doesn’t it? You’d think that if you had a burst pipe in your home, you’d be able to tell instantly, right? But in fact, it can often be difficult to know for sure. Here are a few tips:

  1. Run all the faucets.
  2. Pay very close attention.
  3. Check for slow running water or a stream that takes a long time to heat up.
  4. If you notice anything, this is a pretty good indication that you have a burst pipe or some other plumbing problem that needs immediate attention.
  5. So call Bradford Plumbing and have a professional at your doorstep within the hour.

It’s Our Goal to Save You Money

In cases where you have a leaky (not a burst pipe), Bradford Plumbing can often get away with simple water pipe repairs as opposed to making complete replacements. Needless to say, this can save you a ton of money! If you’re a handy homeowner and the repair is simple, you might even be able to do it on your own. But, if you’re like most of our customers, you want to bring in a professional leaky pipe repair company to make sure the job is done right.

Did Your Pipes Freeze in Cold Weather?

When a deep freeze hits, it’s common for pipes to freeze, burst or become blocked because there is a lack of water running through them. If a frozen pipe causes a blockage, it’s very likely that it will eventually burst. So if you suspect a frozen pipe in your home, call a plumbing company immediately to avoid a possible burst. To know if your pipes are freezing or frozen, check to see if there is any frost on the pipes and verify that water is flowing out of your faucets.

Puddles & Leaks

Every so often, and particularly after cold winters, it’s a good idea to do a thorough walk-through of your home. Put on some rubber gloves and grab a flashlight. Check your basement and crawl spaces for drips or puddles. If you see any, you probably have a burst pipe somewhere. Even if you only notice slight moisture or dampness, check the area closely for any other signs of water leaking or puddles forming.

Cracks & Stains

Cracks and stains indicate a problem that’s been around for awhile. Starting with the ceilings and walls, examine your home inside and out. If you notice any cracks, water stains or  discolouration, all signs point to a burst pipe somewhere on your property that has been leaking for some time and that has already caused damage.

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