Burst Pipe Repair Services in North Aurora and the Surrounding Areas
Plumbing emergencies include floods, sewer drain clogs, and pipes bursting. Water damage to property begins to occur in minutes and is a major reason for property loss. Water will warp furniture and cause building materials to swell after a few hours. Depending on where a burst pipe is located, the water could saturate and damage drywall, carpeting, or other flooring in the home. If a pipe has burst in your North Aurora home, turn off the inside water supply. In most homes this is a round brass valve located at the point where the water pipe comes into the home, usually in the kitchen or a utility room. Call Prestige Plumbing Heating Cooling immediately and alert us about your burst pipe emergency.
Why Water Pipes Burst
1. Polybutylene (PB) Pipes
Plumbing pipes can burst without giving any warning, as water pipes are under continual pressure and may rupture if there is any deterioration in the pipe wall. PB pipes in particular are thin-walled, unpredictable, and a substandard pipe no longer produced. PB pipes were used extensively in Illinois from 1978 until 1995 for new home construction projects. They react to normal oxidants found in tap water and become brittle. These pipes rarely spring tiny pinhole leaks; a point on the pipe explodes and water immediately floods the home. Factors that influence PB pipe deterioration include:
- Faulty installation
- Water characteristics
- Age of the pipe
- Amount of chlorine
In states like Illinois where temperatures drop considerably in the winter months, water freezes and expands in the pipes until the pipe bursts, often at a weak point such as a fitting or joint. Pipes that are not insulated and located in unheated attics, garages, or near exterior walls are most likely to freeze and rupture.
Call 630-801-8600 if You Have a Plumbing Emergency in Your Home in North Aurora
A certified plumbing technician from Prestige Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will respond to your emergency promptly. The pipe will be examined to determine the amount of damage. The technician may conclude that damage to the water pipe is minimal and repair the pipe on-the-spot with the use of a chemical compound that sticks to piping, completely sealing the ruptured point.
Pipes that burst often have considerable damage and must be replaced. Trained plumbers from Prestige Plumbing Services measure the amount of pipe that needs to be replaced and determine the pipe material. All necessary tools, equipment, and materials are available to the plumber in the truck driven to the emergency site. The plumber will secure the perfectly-fit, new piping to the undamaged area and test the entire water system before leaving the premises.
Homeowners know that plumbing emergencies may occur even with careful maintenance. When a pipe does burst, act immediately to reduce water damage to the property. Shut off the inside water valve and call Prestige Plumbing Heating Cooling immediately.