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What Causes Burst Pipes?

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in .

Water damage is a problem that no homeowner wants to deal with, and this is especially the case when those damages occur within your home’s structure! Burst pipes can be a disaster for homeowners, leading to devastation within your walls, leaking, and even mold growth. So, how can you deal with this problem? In order to avoid the worst-case scenario, you should have good familiarity with the most common causes of burst pipes. We’ll go over what can lead to this problem occurring so you can enact preventative measures!


Especially if you live in one of the northernmost states, you should be very careful about what you do with your pipes before winter! Pipes freezing is one of the most common causes of them bursting. Much of the time, this problem is caused by a lack of proper insulation for your pipes. A professional will be able to diagnose where you lack insulation and provide you with the tools you need to correct it. If it’s already the wintertime, no problem! Leaving your faucets on a drip prevents the water from stopping in one place, which drastically reduces freezing chances.

Rust/Old Age

Do you know how old your plumbing systems are? If not, you may want to find out! If you live in an older home, your plumbing pipes will be more susceptible to bursting thanks to old age. Plumbing pipes can take a significant beating over the years from constant use, and this can lead to corrosion and rust over time. Eventually, your pipes will become so old that they’ll start to leak on their own! Replacing these pipes, while expensive, is still a better alternative than having to cleanup the ensuing water damage.


Perhaps the most common cause of burst pipes is clogging. Unlike the previous two problems that can lead to the worst-case scenario, clogging can be caused by just about anything and creep up without warning. This is why getting your pipes inspected on an annual basis is highly recommended! Plumbers can stick cameras down your drains to identify and repair any clogging that occurs. It may seem like an unnecessary measure at first, but it does wonders to prevent burst pipes!

Water Damage Cleanup With Soil-Away

If your home has experienced a burst pipe, it may feel like complete devastation. After all, how can you repair water damage that looks so severe? When you work with Soil-Away, it doesn’t matter how extensive the damages are – we’ll be able to restore your New Hampshire property back to normal completely! Burst pipes aren’t a problem you want to linger on. Contact Soil-Away today to completely eliminate the ensuing damages!

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