Bexar County family faced with thousands of dollars worth of damage after pipe bursts in ceiling


Bexar County – A Bexar County family is having to deal with a serious monetary burden after a pipe burst in their ceiling because of the winter climate disaster this previous week.

This after present process on and off energy and no water since final Sunday evening.

“We were dripping water from our faucets for three to four days prior to the freeze because we knew it was coming,” stated Traci Uribe, the house owner. “Come Monday, there was no dripping and we were afraid that our pipes had froze because nothing was coming out.”

Uribe stated she later discovered the water had been shut off in her neighborhood in the River Rock Ranch.

“When we found out on the NextDoor app that our neighbors’ water was cut off as well, we went to the main line and the house and shut it off just in case the water mysteriously came back and we didn’t want the water gushing in.”

She stated they realized their neighbors’ water got here again Friday, which gave them a short sigh of aid.


“While we turned the water back on at the main line about 25%, we knew better than to turn it on full blast,” Uribe stated. “We only turned it on a little bit and then we turned it on at the house and then my husband was upstairs, and I was downstairs monitoring to make sure we didn’t see any leaks.”

Uribe stated it was her younger son that observed one thing wasn’t proper.

“‘Mom! There is a snake in the bedroom!’ He had his cowboy hat on and Spiderman suit and everything,” she laughed. “I was like, ‘What is he talking about? I don’t have time to play.’ Well, come to find out the water on the floor looked like a snake so by the time we got in here the floor was covered in water. This was brand new wooden floors, so we are going to have to rip these up.”

Uribe stated she then observed water gushing from totally different areas in the main bedroom.

“I first noticed it was coming out of the outlet,” Uribe stated. “Then, when I flashed the light down the wall, you could see it coming through the wall and no sooner than that, it was coming through the ceiling, this wall over here and this area right here up in the corner.”


She stated at the least 30 gallons rushed into the house all attributable to a one-inch busted pipe.

“We are glad we caught it when we did and it was quick because if we didn’t turn the water off in seven minutes, it could have been our entire downstairs because this pipe goes from the faucet outside, all the way across the downstairs, out to the garage.”

The family is now dealing with $15,000 worth of damage.

Uribe stated although it’s irritating, she hopes she and her neighbors can get by means of this.

“I want people to be aware of the things around you. That little pop in the wall is probably not normal and that is exactly what our pipe burst sounded like.”

Uribe’s house is one of many in the neighborhood dealing with this precise busted pipe in the identical precise master suite location.

Several properties in this Highland Home improvement at the moment are faced with thousands of dollars of damage.

We’ll proceed to trace this story to see what the following step is for the event’s affected residents.


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