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A burst pipe is one of those things that you should never delay in fixing. When you notice or suspect a burst or cracked pipe at your homes, immediately call us at 911 Rooter. We send our technicians all across Greater Vancouver to inspect and repair all types of leakage issues. They will reach your homes or offices as soon as possible, and take the best measures to ensure safety or your property.
Burst pipes, depending on where they are located, can be either moderately or highly dangerous. In the best case, they will cause leakage and cause high water bills. At their worst, they can flood your property, and even the neighbouring areas. Some of the most common problems that result from burst pipes include:
Our technicians will make sure that a single burst pipe does not cause some or all of the above problems. They are trained and licensed to find burst pipes, even if they are hidden deep inside. They will efficiently replace them without having to chip through your walls completely. We will make sure your burst pipes are removed and replaced safely. More importantly, the new ones will last for decades.
You can also call us ahead of seeing any signs of burst pipes, so that we can inspect your plumbing system, and make sure that there are no pipes that are likely to burst anytime soon.
There could be many causes for burst pipes, but in the Metro Vancouver area, the most common cause is freezing, due to the cold weather. When water in the pipes turns to ice, it expands, causing a lot of strain on the metal pipes. If the pressure is strong enough, they will eventually develop cracks and burst.
Old pipes are also more prone to bursting if they are more than 10 years old. Most likely, the seals will have worn out, and they cause the pipes to develop cracks, and even burst if the pressure is too high. Plastic pipes are also prone to bursting because they react with the chlorine in your water supply, and this gradually weakens their walls. This is why it is important that you get your old pipes checked routinely, even if they have shown no signs of bursting yet.
Another very common cause of bursting of pipes that we have experienced with our customers in Greater Vancouver is, the roots of trees growing into the underground pipes. Weeds and roots of trees that grow here are extremely strong, and they can cause even metal pipes to strain and eventually burst.
In our experience at 911 Rooter, burst pipes occur most commonly in areas where the piping is hidden from the open air.
Burst pipes are also most common during winters, when there is heavy snow, and when the water flow is slower.
We strongly believe that the best time to fix a burst pipe is, before it bursts. However, it is not always possible to tell when a pipe could potentially burst. Here are some signs that can tell you whether you need to call 911 Rooter:
All of the above are most likely caused by burst pipes, so we encourage you to contact us immediately, without any delay. If you live in and around the Metro Vancouver area, we will be able to reach you within 2 hours.
Just because burst pipes are common in this region, does not mean that you cannot prevent them from happening in the first place.
A burst pipe requires immediate action from property owners, so call us right away when you see any signs of it. We promise you that we will act on it immediately, and fix the pipe before it causes more serious damage to your home or outdoors.