However, the minute you have a burst or leaking pipe, it is important you get it repaired right away. Left unattended, it could result in flooding, property damage, and even mold and mildew growth.
At Wilbur’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, our Birmingham pipe repair specialists have over four decades of experience. When you hire us, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive nothing but quality work that will leave you completely satisfied.
Common Causes of Broken Pipes
Just like any other appliance or part of your plumbing systems, your pipes cannot stay in pristine condition forever.
Broken, burst, or leaking pipes are often caused by:
- Intruding tree roots
- Corrosion due to age
- Improper installation
- Lack of routine maintenance
How to Tell You Need Your Pipes Repaired
Because of the location of your pipes, they generally aren’t easy to inspect or access. This can make it difficult for you to realize that something is wrong. However, there are a few significant warning signs that are important to know because identifying them early can mean the difference between costly damage and a simple repair.
Our Birmingham pipe repair experts suggest calling us when:
- You hear knocking or other odd sounds coming from your pipes
- There is a musty or foul odor within your home
- Your monthly water bill continues to spike despite no changes in use
- You notice mold or mildew growth
- You see water stains on the walls or ceilings
- There are damp spots in your carpeting
- There is an extra green and lush spot of grass in your lawn
Our Pipe Repair Process
When our Birmingham pipe repair specialists first arrive at your property, we will perform a thorough inspection to determine the location of the problem and the cause. To do this, we will insert our state-of-the-art camera into an access point in your plumbing system that provides us with real time footage of the condition of your pipes.
If we suspect that the problem is with a pipe within your walls, we will resort to using a moisture detector or thermal imaging device to pinpoint any leaks.
It used to be that pipe repair was an expensive and invasive process that required digging up your yard. However, with advancements in technology and cutting-edge tools, we can perform trenchless pipe repairs.
Using a technique called pipe lining, we will insert a flexible tube through your pipes that is then inflated by blowing compressed air into it. This lining takes the place of your old, broken pipe and is as strong as PVC pipe.
Get Pipe Repair from Birmingham’s #1 Plumbing Company
When you’re in need of pipe repair in Birmingham, it’s important that you get service fast. For this reason, we’re available 24/7.
At Wilbur’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, we make it a mission to provide all of our residential and commercial customers with a high level of care that includes using industry-leading materials and techniques to ensure you have a reliable plumbing system for years to come.