A burst pipe in Edmonton can cause permanent damage and expensive repairs. The first and most important thing you must do is turn off your home’s water supply immediately to stop the water leak. Turning off the water will help to reduce damage until you can inspect it. Once the water is turned off and you can inspect the damage, you can decide whether to hire a plumber or do the repair yourself. Repairing a burst pipe does not require advanced plumbing skills, but you must understand the fundamentals. Burst pipes in Edmonton frequently occur unexpectedly and without warning. As a result, pipeline damages due to frozen water issues. Because of modern fittings, some repairs are extremely simple. Others necessitate soldering equipment. If your pipe burst due to a frozen pipe, installing a stop and waste valve will help ensure that the pipe does not freeze again.
Rapidly responding to the burst pipeline and contacting us will help to minimize structural damage in your home or workplace. Burst pipes in Edmonton can destroy your home’s sanitation system’s hidden coverage and inner installation. Our technicians will inspect your home and perform a thorough inspection before diagnosing problems such as non-emergency or emergency burst pipes caused by frozen pipes. During the water damage inspection, the technicians will find the source of the damage and act fast to fix the problem ASAP! And in addition assessment is conducted based on the damage that’s been created. We provide a full detailed scope of work immediately after the inspection is completed so that we could be able to work to save your property from any other additional structural damage.
Process we adopt to repair burst pipe as an expert company:
We turn off the main water valve that allows water into your building. This prevents water from flowing through pipes. When the pressure is turned off, the leak may slow down or stop. Also, turn on the lowest fixture in the house, such as the nearest sink, to relieve water pressure.
After evaluating the pipe breakage. A small hole can be repaired by cutting the pipe and installing a push-to-connect fitting to bridge the gap between pipes. If there is any doubt that a pipe will freeze again, we install a new stop-and-waste valve.
By planning that where the fitting or valve to go on a water line in a home. This is the point at which we cut the pipe in order to remove the damaged area and drain the remaining water.
Even if pressure is released through other fixtures, draining the pipes is an essential step in removing the water from burst pipes. To remove the damaged section of pipe, we rotate the pipe cutter around the pipe and gradually tighten it until it cuts through. As the pipe is severed, water begins to drain. We use steel wool to remove any burrs from the cut pipe’s end.
Petcock is temporarily removed while installing a valve. Arrow points are observed that indicates the direction of the water flow by insuring to install the valve in the right direction. After fitting and reconnect both ends of the pipe, and bridging the burst area that was removed and turning on the water supply again we monitor for leaks.
We cut a section of copper pipe to the appropriate length to fill the gap left by the broken pipe, making sure that the new pipe has the same diameter as the old one. A little extra length ensures a good fit.
By using steel wool both the pipe end and inside the stop-and-waste valve are cleaned. Soldering flux is applied to the pipe end and inside the valve fitting. The valve is slid onto the end of the pipe.
Using a propane torch and safety goggles, it is heated the fitting and the pipe where they connect. Hold the edge of the blue flame directly against the pipe for the best results.
2 inches of solder is inserted into the joint where the valve connects to the pipe. The solder melts and seep into the connection as a result of the heat. Pipe-valve connection is completely solder. By installing the new assembly to the water line, the same soldering techniques are used as before to connect the new pipe to the existing water line. New inexpensive copper fittings are used. Copper fittings come in a variety of configurations and diameters.
The petcock is replaced and the main water line is tested for leaks.
Keep these two goals in mind as you study your options for your home:
Many of the steps you can take to avoid damage are simple and inexpensive. Follow these tips to prevent burst pipe or frozen pipes in Edmonton:
Note that before temperatures drop below freezing, close the valve and open any spigots downstream of it. Then, to drain the pipe, unscrew the petcock screw. Then remove the petcock screw to drain the pipe. If any sections of pipe upstream of the new valve are in an unheated area, it’s best to cover them with foam pipe insulation to prevent freezing.
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