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Broken Pipe Floods Centre City Condo Overnight?

11/27/2023 (Permalink)

A person calls for professional help for a water damage emergency. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in San Diego.

Our local Centre City/Uptown team responds to more water damage emergencies than any other form of property damage emergency. We know that our fast response time and use of powerful, industrial-grade equipment saves our customers time and money in many cases.

One common cause of broken pipes results from ageing pipes. The speed at which pipes deteriorate can vary depending on several factors, including the type of pipe material, water quality, usage patterns, and environmental conditions. Generally, some types of pipes are more susceptible to rapid deterioration than others. Here are a few types of pipes that are known for breaking down relatively quickly:

Polybutylene (PB) Pipes: Polybutylene pipes were commonly used in residential plumbing during the 1970s and 1980s. However, they are notorious for breaking down quickly due to their susceptibility to becoming brittle and cracking over time. PB pipes are sensitive to chlorine and other chemicals in municipal water supplies, which can accelerate their degradation. Due to their poor track record, many homeowners have replaced PB pipes with more durable alternatives.

Galvanized Steel Pipes: Galvanized steel pipes were once a popular choice for plumbing, but they are prone to corrosion and rust. Over time, the interior of these pipes can become clogged with rust, reducing water flow and leading to leaks or bursts. Galvanized steel pipes have largely been phased out in favor of more corrosion-resistant materials like copper and PEX.

Orangeburg Pipes: Orangeburg pipes, also known as bitumen-impregnated fiber pipes, were used in residential sewer lines in the mid-20th century. These pipes are notorious for their short lifespan and tendency to deteriorate rapidly. Over time, they can collapse, become misshapen, or develop cracks, leading to sewage backups and drainage issues.

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