Nothing is more terrifying than returning to your home after a short trip away or even after a normal day at the office, and discovering a flooded basement or leaky upstairs bathroom that wreaked havoc on the floor below it. Pipe bursts can be devastating, financially and otherwise.
The team at G.F. Bowman, Inc. understands how stressful this type of situation can be. That’s why we’re here to provide timely burst and frozen pipe repair services. We get to the source of your piping issue and provide you with a quality repair that’ll protect your property from further damage and restore the flow of water to your home.
Want to avoid burst pipe issues in the future? Be sure to ask our staff how ongoing drain cleaning and plumbing maintenance can be the best preventive solution.
What Causes Pipes to Burst?
There are several potential causes of pipe bursts. Some of the more common ones that homeowners in Harrisburg, PA face include:
- Temperature: If there was still water in the pumps, taps, and faucets when the temperature dropped below freezing, the subsequent expansion can cause enough pressure to make the pipe burst
- Old Clogs: A large enough clog of hair, soap scum, and other items that are flushed down the drain, can become entangled, causing a blockage, pressure build-up, and eventual explosion.
- Corrosion: As your pipes age, they can become susceptible to corrosion and deterioration. Eventually, the pipe is weak enough that it can burst through normal daily use.
- Construction Damaged: There’s a reason most outdoor projects start with pipe locating. Excavation damage is one of the most common causes of burst pipes.
If you experience a pipe burst, shut off the water supply immediately, as this can limit the amount of damage to your home. Once you've shut off the water, be sure to give our plumbers a call so we can begin the process of locating and repairing the burst pipe.
Why Hire a Professional?
Plumbers are required to put in a great deal of time, effort, classwork, and yearly exams to maintain their licenses simply because plumbing is extremely complex. Many homeowners are eager to attempt a DIY plumbing job, but unfortunately, more often than not, using at-home techniques often leads to more damage and aggravation than it’s worth.
At G.F. Bowman, Inc. we are your partners for a safe and effective plumbing system. Not only do we offer burst pipe repair services, but we can also help you prevent the issue from happening in the future. How? By performing preventive care like pipe thawing and even pipe insulation work.
No matter how diligent of a homeowner you are, sometimes freak accidents occur. However, it’s easy to decrease the odds of a burst pipe by making sure you properly winterize your home or condo if you plan on leaving the residence vacant for an extended period of time.
Want to protect your home even further? Be sure to ask how installing a sump pump can protect your home in the event of rising water levels.
Why Choose Us?
When it comes to responding to serious plumbing issues like frozen pipes, G.F. Bowman, Inc. is the team you can trust. With over 50 years of local plumbing experience, we can solve even the most difficult pipe burst. Whether you need help with a hose bib installation or you want to winterize your plumbing, call our staff to see how we can help.