The Causes of Leaking and Burst Pipes
Any number of things can possibly cause pipes to begin leaking and possibly burst. While it is much more common in the northern regions of the country, freezing pipes can still occur in Birmingham plumbing systems.
Potential causes could include poor construction and plumbing installation, corrosion in galvanized pipes, hairline cracks, and breaks in plastic pipes. Hard water, abnormally high water pressure, and tree roots are additional factors that commonly damage pipes. Years of rushing water moving through your plumbing system slowly erodes the strength of the pipes, meaning even a perfect system could eventually fail.
When to Schedule Piping and Repiping Services
The average homeowner or business property owner may not know when to replace their pipes. There are several key factors that could affect the health and quality of your plumbing system. As a result, corrosion leads to other plumbing issues, like poor water pressure or dirty water. Specifically, be on the lookout for
- Odorous water: Pipe corrosion leeches harmful metals and chemicals into the water supply. If your water smells metallic or sulfuric, it’s time to replace the pipes to ensure clean water throughout the building.
- Noisy pipes: New plumbing pipes also offset any groaning or loud noises.
- Dirty water: Pipes in older homes often release harmful particles in the water, like metal, dirt, and other debris. New piping ensures clean water every time you turn on the faucet.
- Low water pressure: Aging pipes corrode over time, reducing the internal water pressure. If you notice only small trickles when your faucets should release a stream, call us to replace the pipes ASAP.
Temporary Fixes for a Leaking Pipes
If you find yourself dealing with a leaking pipe or pipes, there are emergency steps you can take to deal with the situation temporarily.
If you can locate the leak, you can wrap electrician’s tape around it and use hose clamps at each end of the tape to keep it tight. Or, you can get an emergency pipe sleeve at your local hardware store to place around the leak.
By far, however, your best response to leaking pipes in Birmingham is to contact the pipe repair and replacement experts at Wilbur’s.
Repair and Replacement of Leaking Pipes in Birmingham
When you call Wilbur’s for assistance, our plumbers will arrive promptly, and their trucks will be stocked with the tools and supplies needed to locate the plumbing leak and provide the repairs you need. Our experienced technicians are capable of handling pipe problems of all sorts and have been repiping Birmingham buildings for decades.
Finally, we will always stand behind our pipe repair, replacement, and installation work. If you’re not satisfied, all you have to do is let us know, and we’ll work tirelessly to meet your expectations. That’s Wilbur’s guarantee.
Schedule Service Today
Call us today at 205-655-2396 to schedule service or if you have questions or concerns. We’ll schedule a time to service with an estimated quote. We can also discuss financing options for an affordable service plan that fits your needs and budget.
If you face a pipe emergency and need someone pronto, our emergency plumbing services will help. We’re available 24/7 to help you when you need it most.