Broken Pipe? Now What Do You Do?
Nothing is meant to last forever. The things we use tend to break. And when they do, it can be frustrating by upsetting our daily routines. This is never more evident than with sewer pipes or water supply lines that are buried deep underground. You can’t even see them so how are you supposed to even know what to fix?
Broken, leaking pipes account for many plumbing problems both on the supply side and the draining side. That’s why you need an experienced local plumber who can diagnose the issue and determine the best course of action to repair it. Here are just a few areas of broken pipe issues your plumber can help with:
- Kitchen Appliance Gas Leak: Did you know your plumber is the person to call if you smell a gas leak in your kitchen or anywhere in your house? Also, your plumber can help install or pipe new gas lines for your kitchen appliances, furnace or outdoor grill.
- Water Supply Main: This is the water coming into your house or commercial building. It’s under pressure so any weakness in the pipes either from old lead pipes, corroded galvanized pipe, wrong copper installed or pinhole corrosion holes or simply damage from other household projects.
- Frozen Pipe Bursts: Living in the Midwest we are no stranger to cold weather. As the temperatures drop, issues with water can become apparent fast.
- Water Heater Corrosion: Your hot water system is a key system to your home functioning smoothly. If you’ve ever had to do without hot water, you know how challenging bathing and keeping clean can be. We’d say that 50% of people know they should perform a water heater flush yearly but only a small percentage of people do it. Not only does this remove contaminants from inside the tank but it saves you money, allowing your water heater to perform at optimal performance. This should also be done for tankless water heaters as well.
- Drain or Sewer Line Breaks: Plumbers tend to fix what other people break. Home additions or build-outs in commercial properties can cause accidents when something can’t be seen or simply because of close conditions. But breaks can occur over time as well. The soil around your house is constantly freezing and thawing which puts pressure on sewer lines. Established neighborhoods with large trees will have roots penetrate clay drain tile sometimes causing a break. Or even poor manufacturing of the pipe or shoddy installation of previous work.
With all of these types of breaks, you either smell odors or your socks get squishy. That’s why Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning are here. There isn’t anything we haven’t seen or can’t fix. And our quality guarantee means we’ll leave your home or commercial building better than it was when we found it.