Need Pipe Repair? When Frozen Pipes or Sewer Lines Need Replaced
|It’s good to have a plumber’s number handy especially if it involves immediate pipe repair or replacement. Here at CCI Plumbing, we know that pipe repair can be very costly. Frozen pipes cost homeowners and businesses millions of dollars a year. And, it costs thousands of dollars to repair a home or office with broken pipes. Pipes are especially prone to bursting when the temperature dips below 32 degrees. To prevent this, have the furnace inspected and make sure it’s functioning properly on those cold winter days. Leave the heat on, even if you’re going to be away for several days. Walls in bathrooms and kitchens should be properly insulated. If you’re going away, leave the cabinet doors open in bathrooms and kitchens. The crawl space also needs proper insulation. If you have pipe bursting, call us immediately. Then, turn off the main water valve. Burst pipes are caused by pressure building up in your system so always leave a trickle of water running, in the highest faucet in the building, during cold weather. And, sprinkler lines should be blown out in the fall.
It’s also important to have your sewer pipes and lines inspected regularly. Sewer pipe repair can also be costly. Plumbers have new technology that utilizes cameras to inspect lines, find the problem and make sewer line repairs in the same day. Tree roots are main suspects when your sewer system goes haywire. The roots get into sewer lines and cause clogs–leading to pipe bursting. Grease buildup, a frozen yard and corrosion can also cause sewer damage. If you notice a sinkhole or foul order in the yard, there’s likely a problem with the sewer. It used to be a nightmare to have pipe repair done. Plumbers would dig trenches to get to the sewer and often the yard repair was as costly as the pipe repair. Business owners could pay thousands of dollars if the parking lot has to be dug up to get to the sewer. There’s a new trench-less sewer repair wherein plumbers dig tiny holes in the ground and use a hydraulic pipe bursting machine for repairs. Whether you own a home or business, inspection and regular maintenance is the key to avoiding expensive repairs.
Call CCI Plumbing & Heating today at 303-233-8199!