A cracked or even worse, a burst water pipe, can cause major damage to your home and property. Just a small leak can cause your water usage to increase dramatically, costing you money. Having a specialist in commercial plumbing repairs look over your property can save you money and headaches in the long run.
Every winter, an average of 250,000 American families have at least one room ruined in their homes and their lives thrown off-kilter by the freezing and breaking of water pipes, because when the temperatures outside drop below 20 degrees F, water pipes that have little to no insulation are more likely to freeze, and then break. Damage to property caused by water damage, due to freezing pipes and faulty residential plumbing, is one of the most common causes of homeowner financial loss. Far better to fix things when they’re small potential problems, then when you need emergency plumbing.
How Old Are Your Pipes?
In the largest plumbing systems in the U.S., one-third of the water pipes are between 40 and 80 years old. If your system is 40 years or older, it may be time for a replacements. If that?s the case, you?re in luck, because there have been developments in residential plumbing in the last 15 years. While many consumers are still unaware that they are an option, trench-less sewer and pipe repair methods became available for residential homes about 10 to 15 years ago. That means minimal excavation, and much less hassle and mess in and around your home.
What to Do in the Case of a Broken Pipe
- Check that all fixtures (baths,sinks etc) in and outside the house are turned off. Check each fixture for leaks or drips.
- If it is a major leak, turn the water off at the main switch/faucet.
- Contact a professional who handles commercial plumbing immediately.
According to the AWWA (American Water Works Association), the average household in America uses between 180 and 250 gallons of water every day, and loses almost 15% of that to leaks. A crack in a pipe just one-eighth of an inch can spew out over 250 gallons of water a day, destroying furniture, floors, personal items, and home appliances. Having commercial plumbing specialists come and fix easily corrected leaks can save homeowners around 10% on the water bill.
Stop letting cracks and leaks drain your funds. See a plumbing repair specialist today to save tomorrow.