Water Pipe Failure – Better Call Stutters

What Causes Water Pipes to Burst.

It happens fast, when one of your pipes burst the damage and bills starting adding up quickly.  Of course your first step is to always turn your main water supply off then contact a plumber.  If there is water damage in your home from soaked carpets, hardwood, furniture or drywall call Stutters.  We’ll dispatch an emergency technician to your location immediately.  Our Emergency Response Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to serve you better.   We’ll assist your through the entire cleanup process and insurance claim if needed.

Stutters team will use a thorough and professional drying process using dehumidifiers and air-movers that work to remove the moisture.  We’ll also check your home using our infrared camera technology; a thermal imaging camera projects a sensory beam that measures the differences in surface temperature.

Common Causes of Water Pipe Failures:

1) Top of the list for the Okanagan would be freezing pipes. Proper water pipe maintenance saves homeowners thousands of dollars.  So before winter hits prepare your home and water pipes for a possible freeze.

2) Polybutylene piping – Commonly named Poly-B piping, used in the Okanagan from 1977. It was very popular because of its fast installation methods, low costs and flexibility.  The problem is usually at the joint where pipes are connected causing failure. The cause could be anything from chemical reactions or improper installation.

2) Tree Roots – Yes believe it or not tree roots can be the cause of a pipe failures.  Tree roots have a tendency to grow towards a water supply.  So if your aging pipes have a small leak a tree root will wrap themselves around the pipe.

3) Collapsed Pipes – This happens from settling or movement of your home.  If you have had recent construction or landscape work around the yard, nearby construction, blasting or even a small quake can cause a shift in the ground around your home.

4) Corrosion – Older pipes especially those made from steel can corrode and eventually fail causing a leak.  If you home was built prior to 1970 have your plumbing inspected for corrosion.

5) Water Pressure – A sudden change in water pressure can cause a breakdown in your pipes.  Even as simple as a clogged toilet, drain or pump failure can be the cause.

6) Extreme heat – If the ground starts drying up it could cause a shift in your plumbing and pipes.  This is becoming more common in places like California and Texas with the ground and water reservoirs drying up.

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