What Are the Common Causes of Burst Pipes?

What Are the Common Causes of Burst Pipes?

What Are the Common Causes of Burst Pipes?If a pipe bursts, then major water damage may result. In this situation, you'll want to turn off the main water supply valve and then immediately contact an emergency plumber in Tampa who will show up quickly to take care of the problem. At The Clean Plumbers, we're your local 24/7 emergency plumber that will arrive ASAP to get your home's plumbing back in working order. Here are six common reasons that pipes burst.

Bad Clogs

When you have a major clog in a pipe, it's possible for pressure to continue building up until the pipe bursts. If something has gone down your pipes that shouldn't have, you'll want to have a plumber take care of it ASAP.


Steel pipes sometimes begin corroding after years of holding up strongly. As pipes become increasingly corroded, they're liable to narrow down to the point that they open up. But if you have plastic or copper pipes, you don't need to worry about this issue.

Hard Water Accumulation

Water that is especially high in mineral content is referred to as "hard water." As hard water builds up in pipes, there a greater risk of clogs or cracks causing a pipe to burst. You can mitigate the risk of hard water by investing in a water softening system.

High Water Pressure

Water pressure typically shouldn't go higher than 60 psi. When water pressure gets too high, it's more likely that a pipe will burst.

Damage from Tree Roots

In some cases, roots from large trees will grow up against pipes and cause them to break open. It's best to always plant trees far away from pipes.

Freezing Weather

Although freezing temperatures very rarely affect Tampa, it's worth noting that freezing weather is one of the country's top causes of burst pipes, which usually won't burst until temperatures drop at least into the low 20s.

Residential Plumbing in Tampa, FL

When you need a plumber in Tampa and the surrounding area, contact The Clean Plumbers at (813) 993-4867. For 24/7 emergency plumbing in Tampa, don't hesitate to call The Clean Plumbers!

The Clean Plumbers Blog
Posted: May 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ

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