Pipes can burst without any warning, creating an emergency situation faster than you can imagine. Pipes usually burst when the water inside them turns to ice after being exposed to freezing temperatures. A burst pipe is an absolute emergency if the pipe is inside your home. If you are not home when a pipe bursts, water could fill the interior and cause significant damage to your walls and flooring. Once that occurs, your health and that of your family is now at risk as mold and mildew will develop if the situation is not dealt with quickly and effectively.