A burst pipe is a relatively common issue. Occasionally, they burst without warning, leaving you unprepared for the aftermath. Your pipes are very durable, but experiencing a burst one is not an easy fix for most homeowners. It is best to call a plumber. Here are some common causes:
Certain materials are more prone to bursting than others. Pipes in older houses may have materials susceptible to breaking. It is possible for old plumbing systems to break regardless of material.
Your system can also shift due to shifting soil, tree roots, or natural disasters.
High Water Pressure
While this is less common, a burst pipe may be caused by excessive water pressure. Correct installation and set-up can minimize the risk of this happening
Preventing a Burst Pipe
In order to keep your pipes intact, there are several steps you can take. Proper usage can prevent pipe bursts.
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