The most common cause of broken plumbing pipes in Fairfax, Virginia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the area is winter weather. Since water expands as it freezes, it puts more pressure on the walls of the pipes, which can eventually cause them to fracture. You may not immediately notice a burst pipe, especially if the break is small. However, there are some easy ways to spot signs of a broken pipe using your senses of sight and smell. The following are some symptoms of a fractured pipe:
Besides the damage a broken pipe can cause to a home, many homeowners dread plumbing problems because they are worried the repair process will be expensive, disruptive, and time-consuming. However, that doesn’t have to be the case when you choose a plumbing company that specializes in dig-free techniques. Trenchless techniques allow our technicians to access and repair your pipes underground, without excavating the entire sewer line. In many cases, we can use a specially formulated epoxy resin liner to rehabilitate your existing pipeline by creating a new pipe within the current one. If the fractured pipe is severely damaged, we will purposely shatter it while slotting a new pipe into place at the same time using an approach called pipe bursting. In all cases, trenchless repairs are much more cost-effective and have a shorter turnaround time than traditional approaches that require digging up the entire pipe. There’s no property damage to worry about, and because it uses less equipment and manpower, it’s also kinder to the environment.
Many homes in Fairfax, Virginia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas are in older, well-established neighborhoods. If you own one of these houses, however, you should be aware that your plumbing may be out of date, in which case there are specific problems you can expect to experience. Freedom Plumbers is happy to provide comprehensive no-dig repairs for your aging pipes, with friendly service to match.
Though the concept of indoor plumbing dates to ancient history, the materials used for plumbing pipes have changed dramatically through the years. If you have a historic home, you might have obsolete pipes.
If you live in a house that was built 30 years ago or longer and suspects you have pipes made with these antiquated materials, the first thing you should do is to contact your locally owned pros at Freedom Plumbers. We can use our state-of-the-art video cameras to inspect your pipes without having to dig and determine not only what your pipes are made of but assess their condition. In addition to the deterioration of older pipes, it’s possible to mature tree roots or extensive settling of your home could have blocked your sewer line over the years. A video inspection can also identify these problems because the camera can travel the entire length of your sewer line and provide us with the most accurate picture of the quality of your pipes.
During our video inspection, if we determine your pipes are made of these outdated materials or compromised in any way, we will recommend rehabilitating or replacing them. One of our specialties is trenchless repairs, a method we have used to help hundreds of homeowners with antiquated pipes. We utilize the following trenchless techniques:
At Freedom Plumbers, we encourage our customers to invest in sewer camera inspections regularly in order to protect their pipes from future problems. If your pipes are clogged or draining slowly, don’t hesitate to call us to perform an inspection today and learn more about the condition of your pipes without excavation.