Posted on: Sep 27, 2018
Burst pipes don’t always happen during the 9-to-5 workday. Burst pipes can occur at any time of the day or night. In fact, burst pipes are more likely to happen at night when the temperature drops or when you’re away from the house and have the thermostat turned down.
Should you suffer a burst pipe inside the house, it is critical to take care of it immediately. You don’t want to wait until morning to call a plumber. By then, you may have a basement full of water where mold is likely to develop. To avoid this kind of problem you need 24-hour emergency plumbing services. Airco Service Inc. plumbing services are available 24/7.
A burst pipe occurs when water in your pipe freezes and then expands. Water is more likely to freeze not only when the temperature around the pipe drops but when the water pools in one area of the pipe. In order to prevent a pipe from freezing, there are a number of precautions you can take.
First, insulation around the pipes can help. This prevents the loss of temperature in your pipes and will help save money on your energy bills as hot water remains hot.
If you’re leaving and don’t want your home’s furnace running (and increasing energy costs), your best option is to turn the thermostat down to around 50° or so. Have someone run the faucets periodically to prevent water from sitting and pooling in the pipes. If this is not an option, leave a faucet slightly on to form a small drip. This keeps the water moving and helps prevent freezing.
If you experience a burst pipe, you need to contact an emergency plumbing repair service right away. The longer you wait, the more damage the burst pipe can cause.
At Airco Service Inc. you have access to certified, trained, and licensed professionals who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the time, day, or season, if you have any need for emergency plumber repair, give the professionals at Airco Service Inc. a call right away. Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with a burst pipe. But if it happens, call Airco Service at 918.252.5667.