When you own a home or business, you hope everything is in order so you can focus on the things you love to do. Unfortunately, sometimes you’ll deal with a pipe burst. Now you have to worry about stopping the water damage and replacing the burst pipe.
One of the first questions you’ll have after calling a plumber is “how much does it cost to fix a pipe burst?” The answer to this question is: it depends. There are several factors and details to determining how much a pipe burst cost to repair and replaces. You might also be wondering how this happened in the first place.
What causes pipes to burst
Several factors can play into why your pipes might burst. Anything from frozen water, corrosion, age, water pressure, or moved due to construction has been known to cause pipe bursts. Whether it’s the water on the inside affecting the pipes, the fact they have been around for a long time, or they have been altered externally you should be aware of all these causes.
Signs you have a burst pipe
The telltale signs of a burst pipe sometimes show obvious damage but in other cases, it can be subtle or even hard to detect without equipment. You can look for a sudden drop in water pressure, damp spots, unusual noises from the pipes, electrical failures, or mold growth. The sooner you notice any of these issues, the better chance you have at containing the damages from growing.
How does cost get calculated
There a few things we consider when calculating the price of repairing a burst pipe. We look at the location of the pipe, whether it is in the open or behind a wall or under the floor will make an impact on pricing. The next major factor we look at is the type of pipe and whether it requires a simple repair or a full replacement and how much of the pipe system needs it. Lastly the labor cost which depends on the two previous factors.
If you have a pipe burst emergency, give us a call and we’ll have one of our technicians there as soon as possible.