Winter weather can cause freezing in your pipes that can lead to a burst pipe. However, pipes can burst year-round. Anything that causes a build-up of water pressure in your pipes can cause it to burst. For example, if your pipes become clogged, then the water pressure may build behind that clog causing the pipes to expand and eventually burst.
Damage to your pipes can also cause them to break. A frozen pipe falls into both categories since the pipe can break when it becomes clogged with the frozen water, or it can break when the frozen water expands. Other potential causes of broken pipes include: old pipes becoming corroded and bursting, tree roots breaking a pipe or a collapsed pipe from construction near your home.
Pipe and sewer repairs used to be a daunting task because there are many things that need to be done in order to start the repair. Floors need to be broken and dug. Walls need to be torn down as well. Driveways and streets need to be excavated. The amount of work to be done can cost a lot!
Trenchless pipe repair eliminates all these additional charges by using a technology known as cured in place pipe (CIPP) technology. CIPP is a good option to rehabilitate damaged pipelines caused by corrosion and rust. CIPP involves creating a pipe within the old pipe using special epoxy resins. The ability to do such a thing makes it ideal when it comes to pipe repair.
Repairing pipes with excavation can cost you between 20 and 50 thousand dollars. It can even cost more depending on how deep the excavation would be plus the safety tools that would be required to use during the job.
There are some plumbing issues where you don’t need to hire a plumber. For instance, there are clogged drains that can be remedied by a drain cleaner containing lye or a leaky faucet that can be fixed by replacing the seat washer. However, there are plumbing problems that are too complicated it is better and more cost effective to hire the services of a plumber instead of trying to fix it on your own.
Replacing a Water Heater
Replacing a water heater can be a daunting task for some. If you do not know a thing about water heater installment, it would be best to leave it to the water heater professionals take care of it.