Ask a Plumber: 4 Options to Repair a Burst Pipe

December 10, 2018

Ask a Plumber: 4 Options to Repair a Burst Pipe

A burst pipe can feel like the end of the world. You have water spraying everywhere and immediate concerns about how much the repair services will cost – not to mention the cost of potential damage to your property. At High Speed Plumbing we want to assure you that you can handle this. There are two steps you must take right away: Turn off the water and contact us at 626-890-0185.

Depending on the cause of the bursting pipe and the issues it has caused, there are a number of solutions we may offer. What you can count on is that we will get to you as quickly as we can and that we will provide the most cost-effective options we can. Keep reading to learn about four of the potential repair options and then call us for help right away.

  1. Spot repair

  2. A minor leak can potentially be fixed via spot repair. One example is a leak that’s caused by a loose fitting. We can just make a spot repair to replace the fitting. Another example is a section of pipe getting broken. We could cut off the damaged part, splice in new pipe, and it would be good to go. Whether or not we can do a spot repair often depends on the location of the leak.

  3. Rerouting the pipes

  4. This option allows us to run a new line past the section of the burst pipe. The advantage is that you do not have to have the old pipe torn out. Doing so can create a mess and comes with costs – including demolition in some cases. Pipe rerouting is not always an option and, as is true of spot repair, often depends on where the leak is located.

  5. Replacing the pipe

  6. In the event the issue is caused in whole or part by the condition of the pipes, replacing the entire plumbing line could be the best choice, rather than just replacing the section that has burst. This is a more costly option than others, but it is also a long-term solution that helps give you the peace of mind that your pipes are not likely to have another burst issue in the near future.

  7. Trenchless sewer repair

  8. If you are dealing with a burst sewer lines, then trenchless sewer repair is most likely to be our suggested method of repair. Doing this gives us the chance to run a new pipe through the older pipe. This saves a significant amount of time and money – and we do not have to dig up your yard to add new pipes.

As you can see, there is no cookie cut solution to issues with your plumbing. The best way to get an honest assessment of the situation and competitive prices on the potential repairs is to contact High Speed Plumbing at 626-890-0185.