Water Burst Pipe Repair Bendigo
There is nothing more disastrous than a burst water pipe. Let us repeat that. There is absolutely nothing more disastrous than a burst water pipe. The damage caused by even the smallest of leaks can lead to a major structural weakness in mere weeks. It is also one of the most common plumbing issues we’ve had to deal with. It’s a good habit to schedule regular maintenance checks to make sure your plumbing is always fully functional and durable. The best way to understand how to prevent a burst pipe is to understand what causes it. Below you’ll see a list of some of the most prominent causes of a burst pipe:
Cold temperatures – A commonly overlooked cause, the winter season can sometimes result in the freezing of pipes. The problem is, water is continuously gushing through those pipes, which then leads to some complications. The water freezes inside the pipe and due to the nature of water, it expands in size within the pipe and before you know it, the pipe burst under the pressure of the mounting ice. This isn’t unpreventable of course, insulation around the water pipes most likely to be affected will make sure that they don’t freeze in the winter months. Keeping the house warm and cosy at all times will also make it difficult to the pipes to freeze, as they are benefitting from the heat. You may be tempted to increase the water pressure, this however can cause entirely new problems, such as an overall weakening of the pipe system. Generally, unless specifically requested, pipes aren’t built to withstand enormous amounts of pressure, so it is better to take the other preventative measures mentioned previously.
Corrosion – When your house is initially outfitted with pipes, they are generally durable and able to withstand years of use without issue. Like most things however, pipes age with time and become less reliable then they used to be. Over the years, corrosion in the pipes tends to slowly build up and cause the pipe to inevitably burst. Depending on the material used in your pipes, like plastic and iron, the effects can be detrimental. Rust can be formed on iron, withering it and also leading to a high level of lead exposure. If the water appears shrouded with mist, it is likely that corrosion has affected your pipes.
You can detect a pipe that burst by paying attention to any irregularities in your house. If there are stains on the wall, the likely reason for this is that a pipe has burst near it and is continuously leaking in towards the wall. If your water is discoloured, this may be an indication of rusty pipes in your plumbing system. It is best to get this replaced before it turns into a leak.
The damages caused by a simple leak can be numerous, to list a few
If you are in the vicinity of a burst pipe, there are some in-home fixes that you can try until your local specialist from Emergency Plumbing Bendigo arrives. You can try grabbing some duct tape and wrapping it around the pipe. It may be enough pressure to stem the tide initially until the specialist arrives. If the leak is considerable, you should try your best to limit exposure to valuable items while awaiting the plumber. We have the best burst pipe repair equipment and will hastily stop the water and replace the pipes with strong and durable replacements that will last decades and at a cost-effective cheap price.
We are completely satisfied with the quality of our service and are happy to pledge our service guarantee. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the service you’ve received, we’ll come back and do another inspection – free of charge.
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