We Can Repair Your Broken, Leaking, or Frozen Pipe

Do you have a pipe that is broken and leaking? Perhaps it froze sometime during the winter? Maybe it’s a pinhole leak in a copper pipe or a cast iron drain line that has rotted away. What causes these leaks and how might they be prevented? You could need pipe repair for different reasons.

Over the course of our 25 years in business, we’ve seen it all so we know a thing or two about leaking pipes! No job is too large or small for the professionals at Alpha Plumbing and we have what it takes to repair any type of broken pipe quickly and efficiently. Our expert work and commitment to customer service have earned us the Angi Super Service Award many years in a row as well as an A+ rating from the BBB, so you can trust that we know a thing or two about busted pipes.

Water Pipe Leaks

Polybutylene pipe will break and leak because it is defective. It is only a matter of time. The best solution for this type of pipe break is to replace it all. Once it begins to fail, it will then continue to fail. Continuing to patch the problems will eventually result in a very expensive flood which could extensive damage to your home and belongings. For more information on polybutylene pipe replacement click here.

Galvanized pipe was installed in homes many years ago until the 1970s. It is not defective, per se, but over time rusts from the inside out eventually either becoming clogged or causing it to break and leak. As it deteriorates, it also reduces the flow of the water through the pipe with a seeming loss of pressure at your fixtures. As with polybutylene, the best solution for broken galvanized piping is to replace it.

Copper pipe breaks and leaks most often for homes or businesses that have well water or on the hot water side of plumbing systems. For well systems, the water must be treated correctly or the substances in your water will continue to cause deterioration in the pipes. The reason hot water pipes tend to break sooner than cold water pipes is due to the increased pressure in the pipes as the water heats and expands. Recently, the plumbing code changed to require that thermal expansion tanks be added to plumbing systems (typically when a water heater is installed). The thermal expansion tank is designed to absorb the increased pressure as the water heats and preserve your pipes. So as a leak in a hot water pipe is repaired it may be prudent to install a thermal expansion tank at the same time if you don’t already have one.

CPVC, PVC, HDPE, and PEX pipes are made of different types of plastic and tend to leak less frequently than other types when they’re installed correctly. The reasons these pipes leak will be similar to copper pipes.

Drain Pipe Leaks

If your leak is in a drain pipe it is handled similarly. The sign your leak is on a drain is that it is not continuous – it only leaks when you run water. Since drain pipes are carrying waste water remediation of these leaks becomes a priority. These pipes are typically made of cast iron, copper, ABS (plastic), or PVC (plastic). Cast iron and copper pipes tend to rot over time and are most often replaced with PVC pipes. ABS and PVC pipes are simply repaired.

Over time, all pipe will eventually break and leak. It may be the constant friction of the water passing through, chemical reactions that occur in the water or in the air outside the pipe, slight imperfections in the pipe or movement of the pipe. While none of these reasons brings much comfort once your pipe leaks. Alpha Plumbing is here to help.

If you have a busted, leaking, or broken pipe, give us a call today at 410‐255‐5998 or request service online! We provide pipe and leak repair services to clients throughout central Maryland, including Odenton, Arnold, Catonsville, Crofton, Millersville, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Pasadena, Baltimore, and Severn.

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“We’ve been using Alpha Plumbing for 5 years now and they’ve always done a great job. Our home is older and our plumbing is complicated so it’s nice that they keep records and pictures on file of previous repairs and pipe locations. Dan Bateman is extremely knowledgeable, professional and always a pleasure to work with.”
- Kandis S.