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Frozen and Burst Pipe Services

The Problem of a Burst Pipe in NE Washington

Burst pipes are a common and serious plumbing issue, especially during cold winter months. When water inside pipes freezes, it expands, putting pressure on the pipes and causing them to burst. This can lead to extensive water damage to your home and property. At Northside Plumbing, we understand the urgency of addressing burst pipes promptly. We proudly serve Stevens County and surrounding areas, providing expert burst pipe repair services to homeowners.

Discover how Northside Heating & Air Conditioning can ensure your home's plumbing remains efficient and problem-free. Contact us today to explore our top-notch residential plumbing and repair services.

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Why You Should Choose Northside to Fix Your Burst Pipe

When you choose Northside to fix your burst pipe, you're choosing a team of experienced professionals dedicated to delivering fast, reliable, and effective solutions. Our skilled plumbers have the knowledge and expertise to quickly assess the situation, locate the burst pipe, and perform the necessary repairs with precision and care. With our commitment to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction, you can trust Northside to restore your peace of mind and protect your home from further damage.

How to Prevent Burst Pipes:

Preventing burst pipes is essential for safeguarding your home against water damage, inconvenience, and costly repairs, especially during the winter months. By taking proactive measures to protect your plumbing system, you can minimize the risk of frozen pipes and potential bursts.

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Insulating Exposed Pipes:

Insulating exposed pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces, is crucial for preventing them from freezing during cold weather. Pipe insulation helps maintain consistent temperatures around the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing and potential bursts. By wrapping pipes with foam insulation sleeves or using heat tape, creating a barrier that protects against freezing temperatures and ensures uninterrupted water flow.

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Allowing Faucets to Drip:

Allowing faucets to drip during extremely cold weather is a simple yet effective way to relieve pressure inside the pipes and prevent them from freezing. When water is allowed to drip slowly from faucets, it helps alleviate built-up pressure caused by freezing temperatures, reducing the likelihood of pipe bursts.

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Keeping Interior Doors Open:

Keeping interior doors open throughout your home is an effective way to promote warm air circulation around pipes, especially those located in colder areas like basements or closets. By allowing warm air from heated rooms to reach plumbing fixtures and exposed pipes, you create a more uniform temperature distribution.

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Disconnecting and Draining Outdoor Hoses:

Before winter arrives, it's essential to disconnect and drain outdoor hoses to prevent water from freezing inside the hose and back into the pipe. Water left inside hoses can expand when temperatures drop below freezing, causing the hose to burst and potentially damaging connected pipes. By disconnecting hoses from outdoor spigots and draining any remaining water, you eliminate the risk of freeze-related damage.

Warning Signs of Frozen Pipes in Your Home:

Recognizing the warning signs of frozen pipes is crucial for homeowners, as it allows you to take timely action and prevent potential damage to your plumbing system and home.

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Frost on Visible Pipes:

One of the earliest warning signs of frozen pipes is the presence of frost on visible pipes, especially in unheated areas like basements, crawl spaces, or attics. If you notice frost on your pipes, it's essential to take immediate action to prevent them from freezing further and potentially bursting.

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Strange Noises from Pipes:

Another indication of frozen pipes is strange noises emanating from the plumbing system, such as banging, cracking, or popping sounds. These noises occur due to the expansion of frozen water inside the pipes, which can lead to increased pressure and potential pipe damage.

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Decreased Water Flow:

Frozen pipes can restrict or completely block the flow of water through your plumbing system, resulting in decreased water pressure or no water coming out of faucets altogether. If you experience a sudden decrease in water flow during cold weather, especially in areas prone to freezing, it's essential to inspect your pipes for signs of freezing.

Signs You May Have a Burst Pipe:

Recognizing the signs of a burst pipe is crucial for homeowners to address potential plumbing emergencies promptly. Here are some common signs that may indicate a burst pipe in your home.

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Water Stains or Discoloration:

One of the most apparent signs of a burst pipe is the presence of water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors. These stains typically indicate water leakage from damaged pipes behind the surfaces. If you notice water stains or discoloration in your home, it's crucial to investigate the source promptly and address any potential pipe ruptures to prevent further water damage.

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Wet Spots or Puddles:

Another clear indicator of a burst pipe is the presence of wet spots or puddles on the floor or yard, especially in areas near plumbing fixtures or along walls where pipes are located. These wet spots can result from water leakage or seepage from damaged pipes, leading to water pooling on surfaces.

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Unexplained Increase in Water Bills:

A sudden and unexplained increase in water bills can also signal a burst pipe in your home. A burst pipe can lead to continuous water leakage, resulting in excessive water usage and higher utility costs. If you notice a significant spike in your water bills without any corresponding increase in water usage,, it could be a burst pipe.

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Unpleasant Odors:

Burst pipes can cause water to leak or accumulate in hidden areas of your home, leading to the growth of mold, mildew, or bacteria. As a result, you may notice unpleasant odors, such as musty or damp smells, emanating from affected areas. These odors can indicate the presence of water damage and potential health hazards associated with mold and mildew growth.

With a focus on high-quality residential plumbing solutions, we have earned the trust of homeowners in Stevens County and neighboring areas. Let our skilled team provide you with reliable and efficient plumbing services, ensuring that your home remains protected and functioning smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are the common causes of burst pipes?

A: Common causes of burst pipes include freezing temperatures, inadequate insulation, high water pressure, and aging pipes that are susceptible to corrosion or wear and tear.

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Q: How can I prevent my pipes from freezing and bursting?

A: To prevent pipes from freezing and bursting, homeowners can take several measures, including insulating exposed pipes, allowing faucets to drip during freezing weather, keeping interior doors open to allow warm air circulation, and disconnecting and draining outdoor hoses before winter.

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Q: What should I do if I suspect I have a burst pipe?

A: If you suspect you have a burst pipe, the first step is to turn off the main water supply to your home to prevent further damage. Then, contact Northside Plumbing & Repair immediately for professional assistance. Avoid attempting DIY repairs, as they may worsen the situation.

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Q: Will my homeowner's insurance cover damage caused by burst pipes?

A: Whether your homeowner's insurance covers damage caused by burst pipes depends on your policy. Typically, standard homeowner's insurance policies cover sudden and accidental water damage, including burst pipes. However, it's essential to review your policy carefully and consult with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

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Q: I found a burst pipe in my home. What should I do?

A: If you discover a burst pipe in your home, it's crucial to act quickly to minimize damage and prevent further water loss. Here's what you should do:

Shut off the water: Turn off the water main (or main water valve) to your home to minimize water damage.

Open your faucets up: Turning faucets on will keep the pipes open and can reduce the pressure downstream of any water still in your pipe(s).

Call a plumber: Before unplugging any appliances, call a plumber or water-removal professional who can help ensure that everything's done safely. They should be able to help turn off your electrical breakers if needed.


Begin getting rid of the water: You can begin cleanup yourself, but to help mitigate damage to walls, floors, and ceilings, we recommend contacting a licensed cleaning company that specializes in water damage restoration.

Contact your insurance provider: Your insurance provider may be able to supply options for water-removal services it works with, who can respond quickly to any immediate water damage.

Don't let a burst pipe disrupt your home. Our team at Northside is here to provide prompt and reliable solutions to restore your plumbing system and minimize damage. With our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, you can trust us to handle your burst pipe emergencies with care and efficiency. Contact us today for expert Burst Pipe Services and let us help keep your home safe and secure.

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