Plumbing & Maintenance - Burst Piping

Get on top of leaks and burst water pipes before they blow

Burst water pipes are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. What can start off as a small leak has the potential to cause significant damage to your home. As always, prevention is better than a cure.

If you’ve been putting up with water hammering and banging through your pipes, creating all kinds of unusual noises, it can be an indicator that trouble is brewing. These kinds of sounds are often a precursor to fittings failing or pipes bursting. Get on top of it and arrange for a plumber to find the leak and fix it, before your pipe bursts and damages your home, furniture, floors and appliances.

If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your water consumption or if your water bill seems unusually high, go for a wander around your house to check for signs of leaks or burst pipes. If you find moisture building up on the ceiling or hear dripping inside one of your walls it’s highly likely you have a leaking or burst pipe. This is a sign it’s time to call a plumber. They can use special leak-detecting equipment to identify burst pipes without the need to take out your whole bathroom or laundry wall and without damaging existing pipework in the process. This kind of technology makes detecting and repairing leaking or burst pipes a relatively straightforward and painless process.

In a worst-case scenario, if left undetected, a burst pipe can blow a hole through your wall or ceiling, sending water flooding throughout your house. It can happen very quickly and unexpectedly. What starts of as a minor leak can very quickly escalate to a major rupture, resulting in a big clean-up job and expensive repair bill. It pays to get it fixed straight away, both for the convenience factor and to save money in the long run!