Chicago Burst Pipe Repair Services
Burst pipe flooding your basement? Get 24/7 emergency help when you call Captain Rooter at (773) 840-7800. Fastest service in Chicago! First-time customers get up to $40 off—contact us for details.
Burst pipes are a common plumbing emergency. Not only can they flood your home, they also increase your water bill, harm your home’s structural integrity, and result in mold issues. That’s why we will get this problem out of your way as soon as possible. Our 24/7 emergency burst pipe repair services means we will be at your door ASAP no matter what time you call. While other plumbers claim to offer 24-hour emergency service, we actually mean it and meet you as soon as possible after your call.
Why did the pipe burst all of a sudden?
Short answer: freezing temperatures. Burst pipes occur due to the unique property of water. Water begins to increase in density at 50 degrees Fahrenheit and reaches maximum density as it approaches 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, before finally starting to contract as it approaches the freezing point.
The pipe bursts when water is allowed to remain still in the pipes at the temperature when it begins to expand. This puts a large amount of stress on the pipes, which can cause them to distort, bulge, and eventually burst.
The reason burst pipes occur mostly during the night is because that's when most homeowners stop using water. This allows the water to remain still and undergo that unique expansion as it changes to ice.
How can we help you solve the problem?
Before we arrive for repair, turn off your main water valve. Do this by turning the valve clockwise. This will shut off all water to your home and give you temporary relief while we’re on our way.
Once we arrive, we will assess the affected pipes and make preparations to remove the pipe before replacing it with a healthy section of plumbing. After the repair has been made, we will turn on the water again to make sure there are no more leaks.
We don’t just stop there. Our next step is to install a solution that prevents your pipes from bursting again without warning. Depending on your specific needs, we will add special heat lamps, insulation, or even work with you to reroute your plumbing that allows it to better benefit from the natural heat of your home.
How can you prevent the problem from happening again?
Avoid burst pipes by properly winterizing your home. This means leaving the water to drip during freezing temperatures to prevent potential freezing in the pipes. This may seem like wasting water, but it costs less than having to repair a burst pipe.
If you are going to be absent from the property during the winter, such as with a vacation home, you will need to completely drain your water supply pipes. This ensures that no water will freeze, which helps protect your home from burst pipes.
Another tip is to insulate the pipes that are exposed to the cold. This is often enough to keep them from freezing during the winter.
The best way to avoid major plumbing problems is through preventive maintenance. If you have any questions about properly winterizing your home and preventing burst pipes, give us a call and we will be happy to help.
Keep your home safe with fast burst pipe repair. Call Captain Rooter at (773) 840-7800. You can count on us for 24/7 emergency service and we guarantee we’ll be at your home no matter the time!