It’s 3 a.m. and a burst pipe is threatening to flood your basement. Do you know who to call? Make sure you have a go-to Colonial Heights emergency plumber in your network. Make it Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. We are on call 24/7 to answer your most urgent calls. Don’t delay! Call us now if you have an emergency on your hands.
Have a burst pipe emergency?
This is one of the most common plumbing emergencies and often occurs during the winter. As temperatures drop, water in the pipes freeze. The freezing and thawing process can put pressure on the pipe, causing it to burst.
Pipes can burst inside or outside the property. In many cases, this happens when pipes are improperly insulated or winterized. Any water left in a pipe will expand during the winter if not drained, causing the pipe material to split or rupture. Older plumbing fixtures are more likely to burst due to corrosion.
Can you avoid burst pipes? Yes, you can reduce your chances of experiencing this problem. In the fall, drain unused pipes located in basements or crawl spaces, making sure to turn off the corresponding valves. Wrap all exposed pipes with insulating material. During extremely cold weather, open doors within the property to allow warm, climate controlled air to keep the pipes from freezing.
A burst pipe can leak hundreds of gallons of water and quickly lead to flooding and property damage. This calls for immediate help. Contact us for round-the-clock service.
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What should you do before your plumber arrives?
If you have a burst pipe, the first thing to do is to locate the main water valve and turn it off. This will provide short term relief until we arrive for repair. You should also turn off electrical power in areas affected by the burst pipe. However, be careful not to walk into standing water to avoid electrocution.
If you can start removing items blocking the burst pipe, it will help us get right to repairing the problem when we arrive.
Why hire us?
Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. guarantees immediate emergency service. We do not make you wait, nor do we promise 24-hour service only to greet you with voicemail when you call at 3 in the morning. When we say 24/7 emergency service, we mean it! You will always hear a live voice when you call and you will be assured of help ASAP.
Our emergency plumbers will arrive at your door in a fully stocked truck. We have almost everything we need to return your property to normal when we reach your property. This allows us to finish the job in one trip instead of having to drive out again looking for additional supplies and parts. Your emergency will be under control in no time.