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Can Pipes Burst During the Summer?

Published: June 18, 2021

Everyone knows pipes are at risk of bursting in the winter due to extremely cold temperatures, but did you know they are also at risk during the summer? No matter the time of year, burst pipes can cause lots of issues.

Here are some common problems with your home’s plumbing that can put you at risk for summer pipe bursts.

Age of Pipes

Metal pipes tend to corrode quicker than updated, plastic piping. As metal pipes are, they lose their ability to withstand the usual pressures they are exposed to on a daily basis. Updating the plumbing in your home with new, plastic piping can help prevent summer pipe bursts due to age.

Corrosion and Erosion

Over time, weak spots due to corrosion can develop within your piping system. These spots are unable to withstand water pressure and are more likely to fail, even in the summer months. Having older piping inspected regularly can help catch and repair any weak spots in your piping where corrosion could be an issue. By being proactive and replacing damaged pipes, it can reduce your risk of bursts.

Increased Pressure

Over time, water with a high mineral content (known as hard water) can create build-up inside your pipes. This reduces flow and can cause pressure to build up. If left unchecked, this buildup can cause your pipe to burst.

If you live in an area with hard water, water softeners can help remove excess minerals from water and keep pipes from clogging and eventually bursting.

Install a water softener to prevent summer pipe bursts

Soil Movement

Hot or dry weather causes movement in the soil that can lead to broken pipes. While this is primarily an issue for large water mains, the pipes leading to your home can also experience damage due to shifting soil. If you are concerned about this, have a professional check outdoor piping and reinforce it if needed to reduce the risk of pipe bursts.

Poor Installation 

Incorrectly installed piping can result in areas of high stress where failures are more likely to occur. Problems like poor soldering, improper insulation, and unsupported piping can cause bursts. If you have doubts about the installation of your home’s piping, our technicians are here to correct any issues and put your mind at ease.


If you have concerns about the pipes in your home, give us a call or schedule service online.


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