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Pipe Burst Randolph, MA

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowner was unaware a pipe had burst until they arrived back home

There are a number of potential reasons why pipes inside your home can break open, causing major flooding throughout. Some of the common causes are as follow:


When temperatures outside your home it can cause serious issues with your pipes. Ice has more volume than water so when water freezes inside a pipe, it expands and increases pressure inside the pipe, causing the pipe to split open.


If waster pipes aren't secured, they can move around inside the walls and when water is suddenly turned on or off. This can gradually weaken the joints in the pipe until one fails and allows pressurized water to escape the pipe, causing a catastrophic and expensive damage.


Pipes are meant to last a long time, and many provide decades of reliable service. However, that doesn't mean pipes will last indefinitely. When the water has an imbalanced ph level the minerals inside the water slowly wear down the galvanized coating and expose the iron in the pipe causing it to rust over time.  

If you experience a bust pipe contact SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole at 508-533-5305.

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