Broken Water Pipe Repair
If you are dealing with a Broken Water Pipe, prompt attention is required. Our 24 Hour Plumbers are always standing by, and we can accommodate same day appointments more often than not. From minor repair to a full pipe replacement, we prioritize every single job with attention to detail and unmatched customer service. When you call us for service, we will also walk you through the steps for immediate mitigation to minimize water damage to your home.
Firstly, stay calm. Secondly, turn off the water supply. Don’t know where the shutoff valves for your pipes are located? Learning these details about your home is an important part of responsible homeownership. Spend some time poking around and familiarize yourself with the location and accessibility of each shutoff valve.
Once the water has been shut off, see if you can locate the leak. If you can, wrap it with duct tape a few times and tighten the wrap with hose clamps. This is a band-aid, not a fix! At B&D Plumbing, we are big on customer education, and are happy to advise you about your plumbing system.
Broken pipes can happen to anyone. If you live in an older neighborhood where copper pipes are standard and mature tree roots can interfere with your underground system, you may be particularly at risk for this unexpected hassle. Plus, there are Maryland’s unpredictable weather patterns to consider. One day it’s hot, the next day it’s freezing, and in recent years it seems like monsoon season is something to expect. Have your pipes inspected and protected! Ask us about PEX water pipe installation, a dominant product on the market that may be the right solution for your home.
Tips for preventing burst pipes include
- During freezing temperatures, keep a trickle of water running in your home. Your kitchen faucet is a good choice.
- Pipes most vulnerable to freezing are often located near an outside wall. Be sure to direct warm air toward those areas of your home.
- If your kitchen sink is on an outside wall, leave your cabinet doors open to circulate warm air.
- Disconnect your hose from the outside spigot, and drain the hose bib.
- Prevent freezing temperatures in areas of your home where water lines are located.
Our master plumbers can assist in frozen pipe prevention, by identifying and sealing air leaks near your pipes. We can also install products such as heat tape or heating cable for you. While this installation can be a DIY project, if improperly applied it can present a fire hazard. Call a professional plumber for consultation at the very least, and installation at the very best.
Well respected in the industry, Bob and Dave are both members of the Master Plumbers Association WSMPA. Additionally, we have long-standing and personable relationships with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission WSSC, and Better Business Bureau. We stay on top of rules and regulation changes, so we are always equipped with the latest information about the how and the why. When you hire a B&D Master Plumber, you are hiring a quality plumber at a quality price.
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