- Posted by ACE Home Services
- On August 10, 2017
Owning a home can be an expensive and time-consuming task, especially if one of your pipes burst. Over time, pipes are susceptible to deterioration and corrosion. Especially in cold weather, pipes can freeze and burst open. Regardless of the cause, dealing with a broken pipe is no fun, especially when it floods your house. Keep reading to learn about how much you can expect to pay when one of your pipes bursts.
Average Costs of Typical Pipe Bursts
One of the main costs to consider when dealing with a broken pipe is water damage. Due to flooding and leaks in your walls, ceiling, floor, or basement, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000-$50,000. The average insurance claim for a broken pipe and water damage is about $15,000. Your homeowners insurance should cover a majority of the water damage costs, but may not pay to repair the broken pipe. Factors such as location, severity of the break, and level of internal damage can affect how much you will pay.
If the broken pipe is on a small fixture and is easily accessible, you may be able to fix it yourself. On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $10-$50 for a do-it-yourself kit to repair a simple leak.
If there is not an excessive amount of water damage, and you choose to hire a plumber to repair your broken pipe, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50-$250. In the case of an emergency, the cost may go up to $300-$600. Again, there are other factors that can affect these prices, such as how much work is needed and the materials required to properly repair the pipe.
In the case that you’re broken pipe is under the foundation of your home or beneath the concrete slab, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500-$4,000. In the case that you find that your home needs new copper piping or an updated plumbing system, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000-$15,000.
Estimated Price of Additional Costs
If the reason your pipe burst is due to frozen water, the area may need to be thawed in order to properly locate and repair the pipe. The process for doing this can cost you anywhere from $20-$500.
In the case that there is damage to a water line that has also compromised the electrical wiring in your home, you may need to hire an electrician to come make sure your circuits and wires are working properly so that there are no potential safety hazards. This can cost anywhere from $100-$1,000, depending on the severity of the issue.
If you choose to contract a plumbing company to help you repair your busted pipe, you’ll need to factor in installation fees and any additional costs of materials needed to get the job done.
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