Broken pipes and pipe repair are a common incident for this area, especially when unexpected winter weather arrives, and unfortunately, problems usually happen at the worst times. That’s why the experts at Ben Franklin Plumbing are specially trained and backed by years of experience to get you the service solutions you need to get things repaired as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The most common reasons for broken pipes:
- Corroding galvanized pipes
- Defective pipe construction
- Freezing of pipes
- Polybutylene (plastic) pipes
Around 20 degrees F is when we start to see broken pipes. Many homes built in the 60’s and 70’s were built with galvanized pipes, which have the tendency to corrode over time. This will eventually cause leaks you may not see or back up, spoiling the water or cracking and causing water damage. During the 1980’s and mid 1990’s many homes were plumbed with faulty polybutylene (plastic pipes). Breaks in plastic pipes can start as hairline cracks or can break suddenly without little warning. Ben Franklin Plumbing knows that certain chemicals (especially chlorine) will eat through the inner lining in the pipe. Corrosion and swelling will occur much faster causing the pipe to burst as opposed to slow water line leaks.
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Don’t take any chances when it comes to the safety of your home and your family inside. Water damage due to a broken pipe can create drywall rot, wood decay, toxic mildew, rusting metal, warping plywood and loss of your most valued personal possessions. When you call us, we will make it a priority to send one of our expert Dallas plumbers to survey your home and provide you an estimate customized to you so that you can get your life back to normal without more added stress.