WHAT CAUSES PIPES TO BURST?A number of different factors may contribute to burst pipes. Something as simple as a persistent clog can create pressure and weaken the pipe over time. Extreme weather, like heavy rains and sub-freezing temperatures, can compromise pipes. Thirsty trees’ roots may break through underground pipes. And finally, digging during home renovations or landscaping projects can damage or shift pipes, causing them to burst.
PREVENTING BURST PIPESSometimes, burst pipes are unpreventable, but scheduling regular plumbing inspections with Wolcott’s licensed professionals and making sure that nothing weird or unwieldy goes down your drains will lower your odds.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PIPE BURSTSIf a pipe bursts in your home, don’t panic. If possible, first shut off the main water supply, then call us and we’ll get a Wolcott professional over there ASAP to help you out. When you call, make sure to tell us exactly what’s going on with as many details as possible so that we can start to assess the situation before we arrive.
WHY CHOOSE WOLCOTT?Wolcott has been providing plumbing solutions to the Portland community since 1978 and we always put our customers first. Also,
- We use the latest and greatest technology in sewer restoration equipment
- Our highly trained, licensed journeyman plumbers will get to the root of your issues
- We offer a 10% discount (up to $200) for Military, First Responders, and Seniors (55 and older).
- We’ve been around since 1978