HOW TO PREVENT BURST PIPES
Schedule an appointment with a Richmond plumber at M.A. Williams to:
- Insulate all of your pipes.The simple addition of a pipe insulator can prevent cold air from being used as a conductor, which prevents ice from developing in your pipes.
- Install heater tape or heaters around your pipesto prevent them from freezing. This is an active solution that requires both a dry environment and a source of power.
- Help you come up with practical solutions that will prevent your pipes from freezingwhen power isn’t accessible. For example, our plumbers can show you how to keep the water flowing and set up relief valves that will allow you to remove water from your pipe to prevent damage.
- Install insulation and heating elements on drain lines exposed to cold air.While most burst pipes occur in the lines that carry water to your home, they can also occur in the traps of your drains.
Our technicians are knowledgeable about these techniques and can recommend the right solution to solve your pipe problems.
BURST PIPE REPAIR SOLUTIONS
The standard treatment for burst pipes is to replace the section that has burst. This involves removing the affected section by cutting it and replacing it with a fresh section of pipe that uses two or more joints.
Further repair involves preventing the pipe from bursting in the future. This can include the addition of a petcock (or a valve that controls the water in your pipes, often found in older homes) up the line to allow you to drain the pipe of water before they have a chance to freeze. We will also implement a variety of safety measures that are best suited to your home’s current needs.
Get burst pipe repair and new pipe installation from the experts at M.A. Williams when you call (804) 376-5680 today.