Emergency Burst Pipe Repair in Edmonton

What to Do When Pipe Burst?

Pipe bursting can cause major damage in a flash.! That’s why you need Capital Plumbing. Our reliable plumbers have years of experience tackling even the toughest leaks, and we’re available 24/7 to minimize water damage and get your plumbing back in tip-top shape. Don’t wait for disaster – call us, your trusted source for fast and reliable burst pipe repair in Edmonton!

Temporary Ways to Fix the Burst Pipes

The Main Cause for Burst Pipes

Burst and frozen pipes can wreak havoc in your home or business, causing extensive damage and disruption. The primary cause of burst pipes is temperature fluctuations, especially in Edmonton’s harsh winters. Extreme cold can freeze the water in pipes, causing cracks or ruptures.

What is the Duration of the Burst Pipe Repair?

The time for burst & leaking pipe repair varies based on factors like damage complexity, accessibility, and plumber expertise. Simple repairs may take hours, while complex ones could span several days.

Swiftly contacting a reliable plumbing service minimizes water damage. The repair process includes damage assessment, leak source identification, water supply shutdown, repairs or replacements, and thorough testing for effective resolution.

Is it Possible for a Pipe to Burst Even When the Water Supply is Turned Off?

A pipe can indeed burst even if the water is shut off. The likelihood of freezing increases significantly when there is stagnant liquid in the pipes, as opposed to flowing water. Thus, it is crucial to ensure that you thoroughly drain your lines.

Moreover, it’s important to note that a water shutoff valve only stops water from entering your home, but the liquid in your main supply line beneath your property could still freeze.

When Should You Consider Replacing a Drain Pipe?

A drain pipe replacement may be necessary when you notice persistent clogs or slow drainage in your plumbing system. Additionally, visible corrosion, leaks, or structural damage in the pipes can be indicators that replacement is needed.

If your pipes are old and made of outdated materials, such as galvanized steel, it’s often wise to consider replacement to prevent future issues and improve the efficiency of your drainage system.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Why Do Pipes Explode When it Warms Up?

When the temperature rises, the frozen water in the pipes gets bigger and pushes against the pipe walls. This can make the pipe break and leak water when the ice turns to liquid again.

2. How Can I Prevent Pipes from Freezing and Bursting?

To avoid having frozen and burst pipes, you should cover them with insulation, keep your home warm enough, and let some water flow from the taps to reduce pressure.

3. What are the Signs of a Explode Pipe?

You can tell if you have a burst pipes by noticing lower water pressure, weird sounds from the pipes, damp spots on the walls, floors, or ceilings, and mold growth.

4. How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Burst Pipe?

The price to fix a burst pipe varies depending on the kind, location, and size of the damage. The typical cost of burst pipe repair is from $200 to $1,000, with most people spending around $500 for a fair repair with a new piece of pipe added.

5. Can Burst Pipes Cause Structural Damage to My Home?

Bursting pipes can damage the structure of your home by wetting the drywall, wood, insulation, and electrical wiring. This can cause rot, mold, corrosion, and fire risks.

6. Are There Temporary Fixes for a Water Pipe Burst?

There are some short-term solutions for a burst pipe, such as putting a piece of rubber over the leak and clamping it with a C-clamp, or using epoxy, bonding tape, or soldering to close the leak. However, these are not lasting solutions and you should contact a professional plumber to change the broken pipe as soon as you can.

7. Can Exploded Pipes Affect Water Quality?

Burst pipes can harm water quality by bringing in pollutants, such as dirt, debris, bacteria, or chemicals, into the water supply. This can make the water dangerous to drink or use for cooking, washing, or bathing. You should boil the water or use bottled water until the pipe is repaired and the water is checked.

8. Are Water Burst Pipes Most Common in Certain Types of Plumbing Systems?

Burst pipes are more frequent in certain kinds of plumbing systems, such as those made of cast iron, lead, or copper. These materials are more likely to corrode, freeze, or crack than newer materials, such as PVC, PEX, or CPVC. Older plumbing systems may also have weaker joints or fittings that can collapse under pressure.

9. How Often Should I Inspect My Plumbing to Prevent Burst Pipes?

You should check your plumbing often to prevent burst pipes, especially before the winter season. You should look for signs of corrosion, leaks, cracks, or damage on the pipes, valves, and faucets. You should also check the water pressure and temperature, and flush the water heater to remove sediment.

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About Capital Plumbing

At Capital Plumbing, we take pride in being a locally owned and operated plumbing company serving the Edmonton area. With over a decade of experience, we have earned a reputation for excellence in burst pipe repair and other plumbing services. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities.

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Welcome to Capital Plumbing – Your Trusted Partner for Burst Pipe Repair in Edmonton!

Why Capital Plumbing for your Burst Pipe Repair

At Capital Plumbing, we offer comprehensive water burst pipe repair to meet your specific needs. Our commitment to quality and efficiency sets us apart:

Emergency Response

We understand that burst pipes can happen at any time. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services. When you call us, our team will respond promptly to mitigate the damage and restore your plumbing system.

Professional Assessment

Our experienced local plumbers will conduct a thorough assessment to identify the root cause of the pipe exploded. We use advanced diagnostic tools to pinpoint the issue quickly.

Swift Repairs

With the expertise and experience of our team, we ensure that your burst pipe is repaired efficiently. We use high-quality materials and techniques to guarantee lasting results.

Preventive Measures

We don’t just fix the problem, we also provide guidance on preventive measures to reduce the risk of future burst pipes. This includes insulation, pipe maintenance, and temperature control solutions.

Transparent Pricing

You’ll never be surprised by hidden fees. We provide upfront, transparent pricing so you know exactly what to expect.

Customer Satisfaction

Our goal is your satisfaction. We stand by the quality of our work, and if you’re not satisfied, we’ll make it right.

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Ready to experience the Capital Plumbing difference? Contact us today for all your burst pipe repair needs.


Burst pipes can cause extensive damage, so it's usually best to call a professional plumber. However, if you have some plumbing experience and can quickly locate and isolate the burst, you may temporarily patch it until the pros arrive. Safety should be the top priority.
Burst pipes can result from freezing temperatures, corrosion, high water pressure, and even tree root intrusion. To prevent them, insulate pipes in cold climates, maintain reasonable water pressure, and schedule regular plumbing inspections to identify potential issues early.
If you discover a burst pipe, the first step is to shut off the main water supply to prevent further flooding. Then, call a professional plumber immediately. While waiting for them to arrive, try to contain the water with buckets, towels, or a wet-dry vacuum to minimize damage.
Hidden burst pipes can be challenging to detect. Look for signs such as water stains on walls or ceilings, reduced water pressure, or unexplained increases in your water bill. Thermal imaging technology is often used by professionals to identify hidden burst pipes.
The repair process typically involves assessing the damage, determining the cause, cutting out the damaged section of the pipe, and replacing it. Depending on the extent of damage, repairs may involve soldering, epoxy sealing, or even full pipe replacements. Cleanup and water damage restoration may also be necessary.

Real Customer Reviews on Google

Sharon TSharon T
23:07 17 Jun 24
Braydon and Carlos were awesome! Once again, they found an item that needed immediate attention and a couple that I can have repaired/replaced in the future. I always learn something new about my home and how it operates. The more we know the better! Customer service is outstanding!Sadly, Braydon is a Flames fan.....wasn't sure I should let him in, but relented....GO Oilers!
Cregg SunshineCregg Sunshine
06:45 12 Jun 24
Karen CarletonKaren Carleton
16:42 11 Jun 24
Capital Plumbing is the only plumbing that provided outstanding customer service for a quote. My call was answered immediately and they booked a quote right away, plus did an advance call to let me know they were on the way. I haven’t had work done yet but they are already winning for customer service. They even brought/wore shoe coverings in the house. Impressive and they came highly recommended to me. I could see why.
Connie ScottConnie Scott
23:08 10 Jun 24
Thank you Dave. I appreciate your availability today and lessons on the multiple plumbing issues I raised. Goodbye galvanized pipes...got it 🙂
Bill RogersBill Rogers
02:24 08 Jun 24
Braydon and Kevin did an excellent job in installing a new hot water tank. They were very helpful and informative in helping us understand the problems with our old water tank. They were also very helpful in connecting our bbq to the natural gas meter. We will definitely have them back for any future plumbing repairs we may need.
Clayton ShmyrClayton Shmyr
13:35 07 Jun 24
Thank you again Capital Plumbing and Heating for coming to help resolve a plumbing issue. Matt and Carlos were great to deal with. Both were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I've used Capital multiple times for various plumbing issues and have been pleased with their service every time.
Alrick CampbellAlrick Campbell
13:15 05 Jun 24
Braydon was extremely knowledgeable of the services offered. I was very impressed with how detailed oriented he was. For each process he explained exactly what will be involved.
rezebeth nocejarezebeth noceja
21:35 31 May 24
Carlos and Kevin were wonderful to work with: very friendly, patient, responsive to questions, and offered proactive advise on the state of our equipment without imposition. Just really a great experience everytime Capital Plumbing technicians come to our home.
Capital Plumbing has been coming to our house for years now, and every time it's truly been a fantastic experience. Whether it's been our furnace or our hot water tank and for this last visit our sump pump I can't thank them enough for fixing the problem. I would like to thank all the staff at Capital for doing such a fantastic job. They will always be my first call. Also big shout out to Dave for dealing with the sump pump today.
Xiaofu ZhuXiaofu Zhu
20:46 04 Apr 24
I had Capital Plumbing and Heating come out for a malfunctioning furnace today. It was the fourth or fifth time I've called on Capital over the past decade. Once again the service was fantastic. Chris was friendly and capable. He diagnosed the problem quickly and had it up and running again within in a couple of hours. He checked the furnace repeatedly afterward to make it sure it was working. There are lots of things where I don't know who to call, but furnace/AC is not one of them. Highly recommended.
Sibeal McCourtSibeal McCourt
19:33 01 Apr 24
The two Daves were excellent. They took their time, explained everything, provided options and were very pleasant. We could not believe they were able to replace our garburator on the same day, and were neat and tidy with their work. This is the first time we have tried Capital Plumbin and Heating, and will be using the company again. Thanks to both Daves!
Kevin ConradKevin Conrad
18:16 16 Feb 24
Great customer service, great job, always great at explaining everything
Joshua LothamerJoshua Lothamer
04:11 16 Feb 24
Friendly, informative, and overall a pleasure to deal with Chris. Capital Plumbing unfortunately has a $99 show up fee, understandable, and I did not compare prices so will not attest to that but they showed up within 24 hours when a lot of others said within a week.
Jeanette SpanikJeanette Spanik
08:21 10 Feb 24
Prompt & Courteous Service.
George RamsayGeorge Ramsay
18:42 09 Feb 24
Chris is an excellent hard working gentleman. Very satisfied.
Michael NiemiMichael Niemi
20:33 08 Feb 24
I used Capital Plumbing at my old residence. They were the best then and still continue to be today. I knew when I called for service for my new place I would definitely get the same service. I was right and they didn’t disappoint. The technician was excellent. The lady that answered the phone was the best customer service representative I have ever talk to. They are very lucky to have such a great representative for their company answer the phone. It all starts with the phone call. I would 100% recommend this company to everyone
Josiah DyckerhoffJosiah Dyckerhoff
18:27 24 Jan 24
(Updated from 1 to 3 stars) They eventually did the work they said they would do but:- they didn’t do the work the first time they came- I had to call them six times to get them to finally listen and come back without charging me even more- the tech complained to my wife that the job was underquoted (even though the quote was given on site after a thorough examination of our system)- I have no way of checking whether he did a good job or rushed through it because he thought we weren’t paying enoughI give 3 stars because the job was eventually completed but I had to hound them and argue to get them to do the job they originally agreed to for the price they quoted. If you want the full story, read on.I asked them to come give me a quote for a water softener and descaling - they originally told me it would be a free quote and then tried to change that to be $100 for a “service call”, which I had to argue to avoid.The tech was friendly and helpful, so I agreed to do the descaling for about $500. After maybe 45 minutes he said he couldn’t do the descaling because he didn’t know if the unit was designed to be descaled, and he admitted he didn’t really do anything for me. He charged me a reduced price but still over $250, and I didn’t think I had any choice. After he left I called the boiler manufacturer and within 10 minutes found out it should be descaled.It took two weeks of me calling over and over, speaking to different receptionists and hearing various reasons they couldn’t do it yet or couldn’t confirm a price and then they would just stop calling me back. Finally I was told I would have to pay the full original price on top of what I already paid. I said that was unacceptable because all I am asking is for them to do what they originally said they would do and I am willing to pay the difference.I was told a manager would reach out to me to discuss. Mid afternoon I called again and was told he had just stepped out but would call as soon as he got back. Finally the next morning he called back and agreed to do what I was asking, and a tech came the next week. The tech was at our house for about 1.5 hours and complained that we were underquoted but still honoured the price.
04:59 28 Dec 23
Second time I’ve used Capital Plumbing because first experience was fantastic as was my current experience. Dave is very knowledgeable and explained everything. Explained the cost process before picking up a part. Will be definitely requesting Dave when needed in the future. Thank you so much.
19:49 21 Nov 23
Dave and the team were great! I had an issue with my in-floor heating and they were easy to schedule, on time to the appointment and very pleasant!They even returned on a courtesy after my initial appointment to validate everything was working. Thank you!!