Are burst pipes usually a freak accident?
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
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
- Anonymous5 months ago
Where I live, it means the pipe froze.
32° F or lower outside temperature.
- yLv 76 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 66 months ago
No . If a pipe bursts it is because of bad installation
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- 18 gibbs 20Lv 76 months ago
They are usually from freezing, which is usually avoidable.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 76 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
- Anonymous6 months ago
Every thing happens for a reason.
- SumDudeLv 76 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).
- rustbucketLv 76 months ago
Accident most of the time, freak accident not usually.
- 6 months ago
Yes, bad soldering or frozen water in pipes etc