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3 Plumbing Disasters to Avoid

Over years, sometimes even decades, a plumbing system can go through the ringer. While we might only see what’s on the surface when we use our kitchen sink and our bathtub, but the pipes underneath you might be suffering until one day they have a catastrophic failure. These kinds of plumbing emergencies are why our company exists.

Take a deep breath and relax. If you’ve encountered one of these disasters, or you’re encountering one right now, it’s going to be okay. Plumbers in Boerne, TX like the ones on our team know how to deal with these issues quickly and effectively. We’ll discuss solutions with you going forward, keep long-term goals in mind, and give you some pointers as to how you can avoid these hassles going forward.

Just remember that with the help of a professional team that truly cares, you’ve got nothing to be anxious about.

Burst Pipes

We all know what burst pipes look like. We hear about them every winter when temperatures drop below freezing a few times and all bets are off.

Burst pipes usually start off as pipes that are running in a less insulated part of the house, or sometimes even around the outside of your home. As temperatures drop, the water inside them begins to freeze. This normally wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that water expands when it freezes—to a quite powerful degree. The ice will expand and cause your pipes to burst and rupture due to the pressure.

This might not seem like a problem while temperatures are below freezing, but once things warm up, the ice can thaw and your pipe will begin gushing water. This is a nightmare scenario and we recommend homeowners shut their water off and call us for help immediately.

An Overflow

Nothing gets a homeowner panicking like a toilet or a sink drain that starts overflowing with waste or just plain water. It’s unhygienic, it’s a hassle, and it’s terrifying in the moment. Thankfully, there are a few things to remember if you’re ever in this position.

Firstly, shut your water off. This will cut off any more problems that can happen and will leave you at least with the remaining water that has already overflowed. Secondly, remember that gravity is working on your side, get some towels, and call for professional help. Once our pros arrive, we can address the root of the problem and make sure your plumbing system doesn’t do this again.

It’s a great idea in the future to invest in a backflow preventer for your plumbing system, which essentially makes it impossible for your pipes to flow in the opposite direction.

Corroded Pipes

Corroded pipes are a scary phrase to hear when you’re a homeowner, because they likely mean your plumbing system should be replaced. Corrosion weakens the material of your piping system, and it’s only a matter of time before you encounter more issues. Don’t worry, the replacement doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, this can be the perfect opportunity to upgrade your home’s plumbing system to better meet your needs. Just call us.

Contact D’Spain Sales & Service for plumbing craftsmanship you can count on.

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