The water pipes within our houses aren’t something we think about unless we have to deal with busted, frozen water lines or leaks under slabs and behind walls. A water leak from a busted water line can cause a lot of damage, so call the BBB A+ rated Atlanta plumber your neighbors use, R. S. Andrews plumbing. Call 404-793-7887 day or night. 24/7, for emergency plumber service.
Call R.S. Andrews for residential plumbing services including:
- Pipe Leak Detection
- Repiping Your Home
- Install and Repair Natural Gas Lines
- Repair Frozen Water Lines
How to prevent busted, freezing, leaking pipes
Avoidance is always better than cure, so taking these step will help avoid the problem of busted, frozen, leaking water outlines in the first place, or at best minimize the havoc they can cause. Having your water lines inspected at by an Atlanta plumber, like R.S. Andrews, may detect things like extensive deterioration, pin holes, or plumbing that are nicely past their useful existence. There comes a time when all homes will have to be repiped. Under the best of circumstances, the water lines in your house should be replaced after thirty years,
Keep an eye on weather forecasts to see if the air temperature is going to drop, and if low overnight temps are expected or perhaps a freeze warning is issued, take heed. Make sure that any water pipe in danger of freezing is properly insulted. Additionally, opening the tap enough for a slow drip keeps the water moving and never freezing up. And of course, when a puddle or any other standing water is found anyplace for any reason, attempt to locate the reason and supply. Most leaks start out small, so cope with them before they get big.
What to do if you suspect broken, frozen, seeping water lines
Despite just about all efforts, what happens if your water lines freeze, leading to possible leaks when they thaw. Turn on the faucet and if absolutely nothing comes out, you know the lines are frozen. Same if you spot a mess. Turn off water at the main, and call you local plumber.Locate damaged pipe yourself before water damage occurs