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Burst Pipe Repair in Ruston

Does You Home’s Foundation Have Water Damage? We Can Help!

We know at Mark Johnson Plumbing, a burst pipe is a serious emergency that can cause massive amounts of damage to your home. Burst pipe repair services allow you to contact one of our professionals to come in and quickly restore the pipe to working order and repair any damage the pipe may have caused when it burst. These services are important for homeowners as damage that gets overlooked can lead to mold, rot, and other problems further down the line.

Call Mark Johnson Plumbing for your burst pipe repair needs! We’ll take care of your needs and make sure you’re getting top-quality service.

How Do Burst Pipes Happen?

Pipes burst for a variety of reasons, but the culprit in every case is ultimately the water. However, how the water causes the pipes to burst varies.

Take a look at the most common causes of burst pipes:

  • Freezing– During winter, water can freeze in a pipe and expand. Although pipes are somewhat malleable, the plastic can become brittle due to the cold and break more easily, particularly along joints. Freezing is the main cause of burst pipes during colder months.
  • Clogging– If water backs up enough within a pipe, it can overflow into the home. However, the pressure can continue to build at the point of the clog until the pipe ruptures, freeing all of that water into the area around the break.
  • Weak pipes– Sometimes the water itself isn’t the cause, but the pipes. If they are very old or have broken down over time, normal operation can cause them to rupture. If your pipes are in this condition, it’s not a bad idea to consider replacing them for newer versions.

Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Burst Pipes

While burst pipes can be a major inconvenience and cause significant damage to your home, there are steps you can take to prevent them from happening in the first place. Our team at Mark Johnson & Sons Plumbing can provide preventative maintenance services to help avoid the risk of burst pipes and the associated water damage.

Some of the preventative maintenance services we offer include:

  • Insulating exposed pipes in cold areas of your home
  • Regularly checking for leaks and addressing them promptly
  • Draining and insulating outdoor faucets before winter
  • Monitoring water pressure to prevent excessive strain on pipes

By taking these proactive measures, you can reduce the likelihood of experiencing a burst pipe and the costly repairs that come with it.

Why Burst Pipes Are Considered Emergency

Think about the damage that water can do to your home. Now imagine water flowing out as quickly as it possibly can, flooding the walls, the floor, and everything within. Have you ever tried to remove wet insulation? Not only is it a hassle, but it’s rather disgusting.

When a pipe bursts, you’re forced to shut off the water to your home. Not only are you unable to bathe, use the tap, or even wash your hands, you also have to contact a professional as soon as possible to dry the wall and remove the damaged components. Wet electrical lines can lead to a short, which might even start a fire. It may not seem like it at first, but a burst pipe can have some very far-reaching consequences.

Besides what has been mentioned above, a burst pipe can damage your home in other ways:

  • Standing water is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, not to mention mold. Certain types of mold can be extremely dangerous and lead to respiratory issues.
  • The water can wash hazardous chemicals or even debris such as nails and broken pieces of pipe, into open areas of your home.
  • A burst septic line can allow human waste into your home, causing an unpleasant odor and dangerous bacteria.
  • Drywall and molding can crack and disintegrate when exposed to moisture, so it’s best to dry that out as quickly as possible.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! If you suspect you may have water damage, or you find yourself facing a burst pipe emergency in Ruston, contact Mark Johnson Plumbing today at 318-319-0220.

Commonly Asked Questions

How can I prevent burst pipes?

To prevent burst pipes, you can insulate your pipes during colder months, keep a small trickle of water running from faucets during freezing temperatures, and address any clogs promptly to prevent pressure buildup.

Can burst pipes cause long-term damage to a home?

Yes, burst pipes can lead to long-term damage such as mold growth, structural deterioration, and electrical hazards. It’s crucial to address burst pipes promptly to minimize potential long-term consequences.

What should I do if I suspect a burst pipe in my home?

If you suspect a burst pipe, immediately shut off the main water supply to your home to prevent further damage. Then, contact a professional plumber specializing in burst pipe repair to assess and address the issue.

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