Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 6 months ago

Are burst pipes usually a freak accident?

10 Answers

  • 6 months ago
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    it can also be old pipes... you say burst but a hole blasting through a weak spot is much the same  

    you need a qualified plumber to look over all the pipes 

    many Many homes in the USA need re-piped (all new pipes) $3000.00 to $10,000.00  -- if it is galvanized pipe 

    YEP you need a re-pipe 


    but there are some copper pipes that were lower cost and are bad too .... if your water is caustic 

    and yes freezing ,, most homes have pipes covered in areas that freeze with proper  freeze protection facets 

    this should be clear if that was the problem ... frozen break is lower cost repair one spot and done 

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Where I live, it means the pipe froze.  

    32° F or lower outside temperature.  


  • y
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Freezing, manufacturing defect, the quality of the water flowing through them, too much flux used when soldering, all can lead to issues in copper piping that range form in holes to bursting.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    No . If a pipe bursts it is because of bad installation 

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  • 6 months ago

    They are usually from freezing, which is usually avoidable.

  • 6 months ago

    no.  it requires freezing weather in 90 pc of cases.  the other ten percent is plastic pipes that haven't yet been replaced with the newer plastic product

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Every thing happens for a reason. 

  • 6 months ago

    No. Owner neglect. Freezing temperatures will (without safeguards) freeze the water in the pipe, and then the pressure of the ice expanding causes the pipe to slowly split open. Then, when the ice melts and water sprays out people use the wrong term "burst" pipes. Bad soldering of joints would be a failure (not accident) (and imo very rare).

  • 6 months ago

    Accident most of the time, freak accident not usually.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes, bad soldering or frozen water in pipes etc 

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