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Burst Pipe Repair in San Antonio & Austin, TX

Most plumbing problems don’t require immediate attention—maybe the sink isn’t draining as quickly as it should, or there’s a slight drip from the faucet. Those things need to be corrected, of course, but it doesn’t have to happen right this minute. Yet it’s a different matter altogether when you’re dealing with a burst pipe. In fact, this is one of the more urgent plumbing emergencies that can occur.

A burst pipe could literally flood your home and cause major damage to your property, and it could happen in a very short span of time. Failing to stop the flooding water in time could also set you up for mold infestation later on. Fortunately, Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing has 24/7 emergency burst pipe repair services, so you can rely on us to fix the issue no matter what time of day or night disaster strikes.

Why Burst Pipes Happen

There are a number of possible reasons why your pipe might suddenly break. Here are just some of the more common causes:

  • Old pipes – Simply put, pipes that have seen years of use are more likely to burst. Rusted or corroded pipes are particularly vulnerable to breakage. Powerful drain cleaners may accelerate the corrosion process.
  • Clogged pipes – If something is obstructing the flow of water, the buildup of pressure could lead to serious damage.
  • Contact with tree roots – Growing roots sometimes push into pipes, which can result in cracking or other damage.
  • Contact with hard objects – An exposed pipe can break if it is struck by a rock or another kind of tough object.

You can minimize burst pipe damage by immediately stopping the torrent of water. To do this, you need to find your main water shut-off valve, which may be in your garage, in a crawlspace, or underneath your kitchen sink, or outside near the street. The best practice is to figure out in advance where your shut-off valve is located so you don’t have to waste time in an emergency. Turn it off, and then contact Christianson for local burst pipe repair services.

Contact Us for Burst Pipe Repair and Other Plumbing Emergencies

Family-owned and operated, Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been in business since 1950. You can always count on us for experienced Austin and San Antonio burst pipe repair services around the clock. For emergency service, please call our Austin office at (512) 246-5400 or our San Antonio office at (210) 651-1212.

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