Has a Broken Pipe Caused Damage to Your Home or Business?

Water pressure changes, which can be caused by storm surges, flooding, or physical damage can cause both new and old water pipes to leak, break, and severely damage your property.

Small leaks can go unnoticed for long periods and cause complete deterioration of the surrounding structure, while some broken pipes become damaged without notice and visibly ruin furniture, appliances, carpets, rugs, and personal items.

What Causes Pipes To Burst?

There are many different reasons why pipes inside a home or business can leak, break open, and cause major flooding and damage. The most common causes of broken pipes can include:

Old Pipes

Unfortunately, the age of your pipes may lead to their failure. Older homes with outdated plumbing can easily become overwhelmed by corrosion, which can rapidly decrease the integrity of the pipe and cause it to break without notice.


Although corrosion often occurs in older pipes, the water quality in your area can lead to accelerated corrosion circumstances caused by a pH imbalance in the water. Hard water and galvanized iron pipes can lead to rusting that can physically damage the pipes or reduce the flow of water by narrowing the pipe, which can cause it to break.

Blocked Pipes

Clogged pipes, sewer lines, and drains can cause water pressure to accumulate, which can result in ruptures or leaks to occur.

Moving Pipes

If water pipes are not secured, they may move around inside the walls when the water supply is suddenly turned on or off. As the pipes gradually move back and forth, they can weaken the joints in the pipe until it fails.

Heavy Rains, Storms, or Hurricanes

Heavy rains, storm surges, and hurricanes can place a lot of pressure on underground pipes by causing the ground to shift, which can rupture the pipes.

Tree Roots Growing in Pipes

Although not incredibly common, tree roots and mature trees near the water lines may lead to broken pipes caused by blockages.

Water Pressure

Water pressure can lead to a broken pipe or a failed plumbing fixture. As pressure increases, the pipes are unable to contain the water, causing a rupture.

What Types Of Costs Are Associated With Broken Pipes?

Each home or business that suffers water damage from broken pipes will result in unique damages, and the costs associated with fixing or replacing the hardware and any damaged possessions will vary widely.

No matter how your pipes became broken, the resulting damage can be catastrophic and expensive.

The financial fallout caused by broken pipes will be dictated by the:

  • Location of the broken pipe, and whether it is easily accessible in a crawl space, or harder to get to inside a wall, or underground
  • Structural damage caused by the water
  • Possessions damaged or destroyed by the water
  • Professional cleanup costs

If you have experienced water damage caused by broken pipes, it may feel as though things cannot possibly get worse. Until you call the insurance company. You paid for coverage. You paid for reassurance. You trusted they would be there. But what you got was the runaround. StormClaim.com is here to help.

Our adjusters and consultants, along with an integrated team of contractors, and other experts, work to find the best solution to getting your property back to where it was before the loss.

Contact StormClaim.Com Today For A Free Broken Pipe Insurance Claim Consultation in Florida

Broken pipes can lead to damage throughout your entire home or business, whether it was caused by an ongoing leak that went undetected or a sudden rupture. If your home or business has suffered water damage from broken pipes and your insurance company is delaying, undervaluing, or denying your claim, contact our insurance claim adjusters at StormClaim.com by calling (844) 967-8676 today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can produce solutions for your unique recovery needs.

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