Winter is a typical season for burst pipes. Freezing temperatures cause water to freeze and expand, damaging the pipe. Water from a burst pipe can seep beneath floorboards and carpeting, cause damage to wood, or foster mold. The faster you get plumbing pipe replacement in Lake Stevens, WA, the better. At Campbell’s Quality Plumbing, we handle all kinds of plumbing problems, including broken pipes. We have a 24/7 emergency service, so if your pipe burst in the wee hours, we got you covered.
Hidden Water Signs
While a broken pipe typically has water pouring out that you can see, that isn’t always the case. Hidden pipes insides walls or under the floor can develop problems that are not immediately noticeable. You may even have a small leak that is slowly doing damage. Here are some signs you may have a burst pipe or water leak:
- Water spots on ceiling tiles or walls
- Peeling paint
- Curling vinyl
- Loose floor tiles
Although a pipe can burst any time, winter breaks unique challenges. But there are specific things you can do to prevent many circumstances that can cause pipes to burst.
Allow your faucet to run slowly when temperatures are below freezing. Do this especially at night.
- Insulate your pipes
- Check areas around your pipes for cold air leaks and seal them.
- Keep places where there are pipes warm.
- If you are going away and the house will be cooler open cabinet doors where there are pipes.