Burst Pipes Repair Chattanooga Choo Choo Rooter Plumbers
A dripping faucet, a broken handle, and a leaky toilet won’t cause near as much panic as a burst pipe. Burst pipes can cause serious damage to your home in record time. To avoid having to pay out thousands of dollars in severe water damages, you’ll want a reliable and a qualified plumber in Chattanooga to be available quickly. A burst pipe can leave a continuous leak or worse, a jet of water resembling a geyser that will have the potential to leave as much as 48 bathtubs full of water in your home. In a situation like this, every second counts. You’ll want a plumber that will arrive on the job quickly to assess the damages and stop the flow of water.
Cracked pipes that have a leak or are near having a leak are the same as a ticking time bomb. A small and undetected leak can mean weakened support beams, damp insulation, waterlogged drywall, and mold. Over the course of time, this can mean more water damage and eventually, structural damages to your home.
About Our Pipe Repair Emergency Plumbing Services
Clearly, if you leave this situation alone, you’re going to have smaller leaks that turn into larger leaks and eventually, it is going to be very expensive to repair. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin the repairs and the less damage that your home is going to sustain. Our 100 percent customer satisfaction means that we’re here when you need us. We offer 24-hour service, 7 days per week and all of our technicians are experienced plumbers and we’re affordable and reliable.
Fast Response Time Record
At Choo Choo Rooter, we understand the danger of a burst pipe. We know that pipes never burst when it’s convenient. Our reliable services are available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week because pipes will burst when it’s most inconvenient. Regardless of what day of the year it is, we’re here to help you in your plumbing emergency. We know that every minute is vital to retaining the integrity of your home.
Years Of Training And Experience
Choo Choo Rooter is a family owned business serving the Chattanooga area from our office in Soddy Daisy, TN. We take our jobs seriously. We have dealt with every plumbing emergency you can imagine and we know how important it is to take care of the issue quickly. Nothing that your pipes can do will throw us into a panic or confusion, we’ve seen it all before. We can give you a solution quickly and stop the flow of water.
Affordable And Reliable Plumbing in Chattanooga
Our prices are affordable and our services are reliable. We offer our customers the best competitive rates in the area. We keep our rates comparable to our competitors in order to provide our customers with the best possible rates. We never sacrifice quality and our techs are reliable and trustworthy.
Steps To Take For Preventing A Burst Pipe
According to Benjamin Franklin, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We believe in those words. They are wise words and we apply it to our services each and every day. We know that preventing a pipe from bursting in the first place, will save thousands of potential damage and repair costs in the long run.
Burst pipes commonly happen during the cold winter months. As the temperature drops rapidly, the water freezes in the pipes. The frozen water then expands and the pipe begins to crack. Soon, this crack becomes a leak and over time, it will burst..
If you see a crack, you likely have a spray of water that is coming out of the pipe. This will show you where the damages are. Once you’ve identified the problem, you can work toward a solution.
Water spots may indicate where the water has traveled. It may go some distance before you realize it.
Our technicians know how to trace such water spots and run tests to find out where it’s coming from and locate the source. Once the source is located, we can then work on a solution. Ten percent of homes have leaks that may waste as much as 90 gallons of water per day.
Burst Pipe Prevention Tactics
- Check and insulate unheated areas of your house.
- Install extra insulation around pipes that are exposed to colder areas of your house.
- Seal all of the open vents during winter months to avoid drafts.
- Disconnect all of the outdoor hoses.
- Shut water flow off for all outdoor faucets during the winter months.
- Keep the heat at 53 degrees Fahrenheit minimum.
- Repair leaks before winter sets in.
- Keep an eye on the temperature forecast.
- If it’s going to be below freezing, double check pipes for insulation.
- Open doors underneath the sink to allow warmer air flow from the house into the area where the pipes are located.
- Leave the faucets dripping during the night so that ice crystals won’t form.
- Tie a string from the top of the drain to the water so that water droplets can slide down the string without your having to listen to the obnoxious drip sound.
What To Do When A Pipe Bursts
There are a variety of reasons that a pipe may burst. Pipes may burst due to temperature, corrosion, age, and from neglect. Our highly trained plumbers can inspect all of your pipes and let you know if you have any that may be in danger of bursting somewhere down the road.
Teach all of your family members where the water shut off valves are. The sooner the water is shut off, the less potential damage there will be to your home.
Watch for signs of dampness on walls, floors, ceilings and anywhere else the water pipes are located. If you see any changes, call a plumber immediately. If you have lower water pressure or electrical faults, call the plumber. Keep all electrical devices from touching the outlets and light switches so no one will be electrocuted.
Don’t Neglect Leaks
If you do have a leak, remember that for want of a nail, a shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for the want of a horse, the rider was lost. In other words, neglecting small leaks can cause huge issues. Plus, they are much easier to repair when they are smaller. Give us a call.