Out of all the issues plumbers are called out for, burst pipes are probably the most common. There are many different reasons that lead to a pipe bursting, but the most frequent is that people don’t winterize their plumbing or their pipes are simply inadequate for the conditions in winter. Aside from that, pipes also burst due to age, misuse, or damage building up over time.
Wherever there’s a fault in your plumbing, the effects of water pressure will gradually eat away at weaknesses and may eventually cause a busted pipe. Depending on where the leak is, a burst pipe can cause massive amounts of damage to a house, forcing people to relocate while they wait for plumbers and, in the very worst of cases, to close down an entire street for days on end.