Bursting copper pipe: What to do before damage sets in!

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When you build a home, you may decide to install copper pipe instead of less expensive piping because...

When you build a home, you may decide to install copper pipe instead of less expensive piping because you want the most efficient plumbing possible for your home. However, if your expensive copper pipes burst due to an installation error or a problem in your plumbing system, it could cost you a lot of time and money, and could potentially lead to extensive damage to your home.

Copper pipes could burst when excess pressure builds up in the plumbing system and releases through faulty fittings or weak spots in soldered piping. You can usually detect burst copper pipes by finding a water leak in the ceiling, walls or floor. Many people find out they have burst pipes because their water bill suddenly spikes, or they lose water pressure in the plumbing system. Unfortunately, sometimes burst pipes go undetected until water causes rot and mold throughout your home. Therefore, it's important to find out about burst copper pipes as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Make sure to hire a professional plumber in the Atlanta area to inspect your copper piping regularly, and contact the plumber right away if you suspect a water leak or burst pipes. A plumber can find out exactly where the copper piping burst and will fix the problem quickly and efficiently so that your plumbing system will become functional again. You might find it helpful to hire an Atlanta-based plumber who has a lot of experience working specifically with copper piping. These more expensive pipes could require special fittings.

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