Arroyo Grande: What Causes a Pipe to Burst

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We hate to burst your bubble…but at some point or another you may experience a pipe burst in your own home. Not to worry, the best plumbers in Arroyo Grande are here to help you prevent common causes of this issue with some practical facts and advice.

So, what are common causes of pipes bursting?

Pipes corroding and ultimately breaking down

Unfortunately, pipes simply don’t last forever. This is an especially important fact to keep in mind if you and your family live in a charming older home. While pipes can last for quite a while, mineral build up may cause corrosion, plus hard water wears on pipes, which eventually causes serious problems. Good thing Griffin’s preventative maintenance plans can help.

Harsh water pressure

Harsh water pressure can cause big plumbing problems. When water pressure increases too much it may lead to a pipe bursting because they just can’t handle the pressure! Griffin’s Arroyo Grande plumbers advise keeping a normal water pressure to ensure your residential plumbing functions both safely and effectively.

Frozen pipes

While we don’t typically need to worry about frozen temperatures here on the California Central Coast, it is possible for pipes to freeze. It’s better to be prepared for the worst winter temperatures by knowing how to prevent a plumbing problem. When it is extra chilly, you can turn faucets on to prevent water from freezing and expanding inside your pipes. Griffin Plumbers are also available to help insulate your pipes if need be.

If a pipe bursts in your home and need emergency plumbing assistance fast, know that you can count on Griffin’s Arroyo Grande emergency plumbers day or night at (805) 934-1949.

Our friendly Arroyo Grande plumbers love serving the Central Coast community. We invite you to explore our glowing customer reviews to see and hear for yourself.