Are Leaking Pipes a Problem? Not for Us!
There’s nothing worse than heading down to the basement only to discover the floor is flooded. It can be hard to know where the source of the leak is—and that’s when panic sets in. You need a company that’s able to respond to your emergency right away. Go Direct is that company and we’re here for you 24/7. When you call, we respond quickly.
Are Leaking Pipes a problem for you? Call us at 303.288.0039.
Though some minor leaks can be repaired by you at home, most leak repair and detection should be left to a professional. Even minor leaks could cause major problems if left undetected for long periods of time. A hole the size of a pinhead, for example, can spill out 360,000 gallons of water per year. Hiring an expert to repair your leak could also save your home from structural damage.
If you have a broken or leaking pipe and can locate the water shut-off valve, or main water valve, turn it off immediately. If you don’t know how, call Go Direct and we can help you. We are available 24/7 to identify the exact issue and fix it.
What to know about avoiding pipe damage and flooding:
→ Be aware of the kinds of conditions that can cause a break and take the necessary measures to minimize any risk.
→ Make sure your pipes are never exposed to the stress of below-freezing temperatures such as unheated areas of your home, pipes located in exterior walls, and any plumbing on the exterior of the home.
→ Don’t expose your pipes to constant temperature fluctuations.
Prevention tips to protect your pipes outside your home:
→ Disconnect your garden hose. A frozen hose can cause severe damage and actually burst an interior pipe. When the water hose freezes, it expands and creates pressure throughout your entire plumbing system.
→ If you don’t have frost-proof spigots, close the interior shut-off valve leading to the faucet, open and drain the spigot, and install a faucet insulator. They are generally less than $10.
Unheated sections inside your home:
→ Protect your pipes in areas such as an attic, crawl space and garage as they can be at risk for freezing.
→ Purchase inexpensive foam pipe insulation, you may also wrap pipes with thermostatically controlled heat tape, which can be turned on when temperatures drop below freezing.
→ If your pipes in exterior walls have frozen in the past it is likely due to inadequate or improperly installed insulation. It is worth opening the wall to install appropriate levels of insulation.