Burst Pipe Repair Services in Virginia Beach
Offering Same-Day Emergency Repairs
Burst pipes are an emergency situation. If you have a burst pipe, immediately turn off the main water shut-off valve located outside your home. Then, contact us for repairs. American Mechanical conveniently provides Virginia Beach with expert plumbing services using the latest technology and decades of experience.
How Did That Pipe Burst?
This may be your first time dealing with a burst pipe, and it probably isn’t clear how it happened or how it could have been prevented. Our experts briefly explain the causes and how to avoid it in the future.
The most common cause of burst pipes are:
- Freezing - water expands as it freezes, so frozen water will exert more and more pressure on the pipes. The pipes are then likely to give way, especially in prolonged or severe cold
- Water flow blockage from ice - when the ice finally melts, the pipes will leak at the break.
- Age and condition of your pipes - leaky fitting can wear out over time and suddenly break apart, letting out a strong stream of water. Since water is under pressure inside the pipes, cracks in any damaged or worn area will widen from the force of the water.
Some pipes are inside your walls, so the leak may not be discovered immediately. A burst pipe can result in a flood of water crashing through the ceiling or pouring across a broken bathroom floor. Call for help at (757) 347-8549!