Why Do Pipes Burst in the Summer?
When you hear about pipes bursting it is assumed it’s because of freezing temperatures, well that is the case most of the time but pipes can be faulty in the summer months as well. Yes, its highly unlikely extreme temperatures and increased usage can lead the pipes to burst. SERVPRO of Livingston/Demopolis/Butler wants our customers to be able to have tips and knowledge to help prevent it from happening!
With summertime comes less rainfall and harsh heat which can make the land and soil extraordinarily dry. This makes the soil looser and makes the pipes more susceptible to movement which can lead to breakage. The breakage is more likely to happen on the route of the pipes from the road to your home, rather than inside your home. While you can’t control the weather, you can decrease the amount of water usage during extreme temperatures to alleviate the pressure on your system.
Who wants a pipe burst to put a damper on their summer? No one, right? We know that during the summer months you may have a sprinkler, a garden, hanging flowers, all of which require water. We are just as big of fans for summertime festivities as our customers and community members, with the increase of consumption can lead to failing pipes if your system hasn’t been updated or recently checked recently. Another way to minimize the chance of a pipe bursting is to make sure that there isn’t any warping due to the cold weather in winter, to ensure your system can keep up with summer demands.
If any loss is to occur no matter the time of year, SERVPRO of Livingston/Demopolis/Butler is here to help and will make it “Like it never even happened.”
Call us at 334-287-1144!