Water, like fire, can cause severe damage to your property and home. Bursting of plumbing pipes can lead to costly floods. The cost can even be exponential if you live in a multistorey house or apartment. Water damage will not be limited to your home only. Every year, thousands of homeowners make claims to their insurance companies for water damage. In general, these problems and requests could have been avoided.
Regardless of where the burst or leaking pipe is, water will travel quickly, spread down walls, and even get to your neighbours. That’s why General Plumbing Services offers quick and competent burst pipe repair services around the clock. Do not wait any longer and give the water more chance to damage your home – give us a call and we will be providing you with a permanent fix.
In most homes, the main spots of leaking pipes are the ones connected to the washing machine, dishwasher and water heater. It is important for you to know where the shut off valve is for main water access so that you can prevent most of the damage before taking any other steps. The second step should be calling us and we will do the rest.
What causes pipes to burst?
Cold weather is one of the common reasons for pipes bursting. However, in most of Australia, it never gets cold enough for pipes to burst. If you happen to live in the cold areas, what happens is that water freezes inside the pipe and becomes ice which has more volume than water. The expanded volume will force the pipe to burst, causing a whole set of unnecessary problems.
Movement of the pipes
If the pipes in your plumbing system aren’t secured properly, there is a high chance of them moving inside the walls each time the water is turned on and off. These movements will weaken the joints over time and at some point, they will give out. This type of pipe burst is one of the worst because the damage will be directly against the construction of the property.
Water pressure related pipe bursts and leaks
A normal water pressure is vital for the proper functioning of your plumbing system. Just as low water pressure, high water pressure will cause you troubles and more serious ones. An increased water pressure will cause taps, shower heads and other appliances to leak and in the worst case scenario, it will burst the pipes. If you aren’t sure of your water pressure and would like it to be checked, give us a call and we will send you a professional plumber to regulate the pressure in your house.
Pipes last a long but not forever – corrosion is their biggest enemy and is often caused by the imbalance pH in the water. This imbalance doesn’t instantly corrode the pipes; it takes years but the results will be devastating. 24/7 Local Plumber has extensive knowledge about all types of pipe burst and leaks, keep your mind relaxed and contact us whenever you find yourself in such a situation. We have fully equipped vans with all the tools waiting to serve you.
Why choose us?
There are many options to choose from when it comes to plumbing services, however, only a handful of them deserve your time and money. We are confident in our abilities and skills and waiting eagerly for your call. We show our appreciation by providing fast, personalized service at all stages of the job. Call us today or fill the inquiry form with your details and we will answer your questions promptly.