Broken pipes can happen anywhere at any time, usually when you least expect it. That’s why we’re available 24/7 for when you need emergency Houston broken pipe repair. A licensed plumber (preferably a master plumber) should handle any broken pipe repair for safety and peace of mind that repairs are durable and effective.
24/7 Houston Broken Pipe Repair
Broken pipes need to be remedied immediately because water damage adds up fast. Burst or broken pipes are a plumbing emergency, which is why you should call our team day or night if you need Houston broken pipe repair.
Our plumbers at Santhoff Plumbing can perform hydrostatic testing and leak detection services at a moment’s notice if you suspect a broken or leaky pipe.
Leaking, cracked, or burst pipes can quickly cause major water damage that can cost you an extraordinary amount of money to repair. From wet walls and ceilings to wood floors and even slab damage, water can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. For hidden leaks that may not be apparent immediately, you might also be dealing with mold growth in your home, which can be dangerous for your health.
Some signs you may need Houston broken pipe repair include:
- Puddles in your home
- Low water pressure
- Water stains on walls
- Discolored or rusty water
- Suddenly high water bills
If you notice any of these signs, call our team to investigate the issue! We’ll perform leak testing and isolate the problem. Then our expert plumbers repair the pipe to get you back to normal in no time.
When you have a broken pipe, we’ll need to remove the damaged piece from your plumbing. Then, we replace the damaged part and, depending on the material, solder it to the area for a long-lasting repair.
In some cases, a broken pipe could be a symptom that your plumbing is old and worn out, in which case you may need re-piping services unless you want to deal with frequent Houston broken pipe repair for leaks and cracks.
What to do for a Broken Pipe in Your Home
If you realize you have a broken or burst pipe in your home, you’ll need to act fast to help reduce any water damage. Here are some steps to take:
- Shut off the water to your house (the shutoff valve is usually located near your water meter)
- Open all the faucets to drain the water out of your plumbing system
- Call our team for Houston broken pipe repair
Until we arrive, it’s a good idea to go around and take pictures of the damage. These can come in handy in case you need to file an insurance claim for the damage. After taking pictures, clean up any water as best as you can and take steps to remove any important items from the area to reduce the risk of water damage.
How Long Do Pipes Last?
Your pipes can break for a variety of reasons, including:
- Freezing temperatures
- Pipe vibrations
A broken pipe could mean that your home’s plumbing is old and more vulnerable to cracks, rust, and corrosion. A lot of this depends on how old your plumbing is and the materials the builders used for the pipes. For example, most supply pipes are made of copper, brass, or galvanized steel. Copper usually lasts 50 or more years, brass between 40 and 45 years, and galvanized steel between 20 and 50 years. Drain pipes are typically made of cast iron or PVC. Cast iron drain pipes can last anywhere from 75 to 100 while PVC can last indefinitely.
Depending on the age of your home, your pipes may be beginning to wear out if you need Houston broken pipe repair. If this is the case, our team will explain the issue and help you determine the right course of action for your home, such as re-piping services.
Experienced Plumbing Specialists
Call Santhoff Plumbing for all your broken pipe repair issues. Our master plumbers can handle any type of broken pipe including, but not limited to plumbing from the mainline at your street to your house, washing machine lines, refrigerator lines, gas lines to stoves and water heaters, lines to and from water heaters, plumbing fixture lines, toilet pipes, shower pipes. Give us a call at (713) 665-4997 for Houston broken pipe repair or other emergency plumbing services!