Burst and Leaking Pipes Repair Guide

When it comes to serious plumbing issues such as burst and leaking pipes, there is no one easy solution to the problem. Burst pipes are caused by various factors, some of which are natural occurrence. In some cases, a repair may no longer be a viable option. Plumbers might already recommend replacement of water pipes when the situation is already at its worst. Nonetheless, there are still effective solutions to burst and leaking pipes that can be provided by an experienced plumber.

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Plumber would normally assess the type of water pipes used in the plumbing system first. The repair method will be different for metal pipes and PVC pipes. If you are still using the traditional metal piping for your plumbing system, your plumber might advice you to replace your water pipes with PVC. Metal pipes are highly prone to rusting and deterioration, especially when constantly exposed to harsh environments. Corrosion is one of the major reasons for burst pipes, which is why metal pipes are no longer recommended today. Determining the cause of the problem is the next step that the plumber will do.

Stormwater pipes generally carry water (rain) that has fallen on the roof and the land surrounding a property.  These pipes can become blocked very easily considering the type of material that can be washed into a stormwater drain – everything from leaves, vegetation and other organic debris, to soil and fertilisers.  Stormwater pipes need to be hardy and well designed, otherwise they can become blocked, corrode over time, leak and even cause flooding. Learn the best plumbing solutions to burst pipes through this website.

If you know that there are burst water pipes in your property, the best thing you can is to cut off your water supply by turning off the main switch. Your home’s water supply is normally located outside your home, usually near the water meter. If the burst pipe is resulting to flooding, you have to turn off the main water supply as soon as possible. The quicker you cut off the supply, the less damage will be caused to your property.

Depending on the severity of the leak, you may want temporarily cut the electricity in your home. You may also like to turn off your home’s central heating system. If you are worried about water leaking into power sockets in your home, call an emergency electrician. This site contains simple guidelines on how you can prevent water damages in your home.

Always remember that you can never successfully fix a burst pipe all by yourself. Burst and leaking pipes can only be resolved by people who have the skills and experience in plumbing. Leave the job to the professionals so that the issue will be resolved in the soonest time possible. No plumbing job is too big or too small for a licensed plumber.

Additional reading:
Detecting Leaks

Leaks can be anywhere in your house – under the ground, behind walls, in ceilings and in every pipe you can see with your eyes.

That includes all the sinks, drains, bathtubs, showers and toilets in the house. What most homeowners may not know is that every drop that makes it out of that pipe before its destination is a sign of possible future damage to property in form of rot, flooding and decay.

Read more at https://www.greenplanetplumbing.com.au/easy-ways-you-can-detect-plumbing-leaks-in-your-house/.

Water Resources

“Water is a precious resource, and the fact is that 40 billion litres in Sydney alone just simply disappear into the earth due to broken pipes, crumbling infrastructure. Sydney water has to lift its game.”

Read more as quoted from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-13/leaky-pipes-blamed-for-loss-of-billions-of-litres-of-water/4750908.

Burst Pipes

Burst and leaking pipes can cause a lot of trouble and lead to problems like water damage, soggy lawns, and gardens, flooded basements, cracks in foundation walls, etc. That’s why it’s important to address the leaking or burst pipes problem immediately. At Australia Wide Plumbing And Electrical, we encourage clients to call our number as soon as they notice the signs. We’ll send our experts of burst and leaking pipe repairs in Sydney to the client location promptly.

Get more details from https://www.awpe.com.au/services/plumbing/burst-leaking-pipe-repairs-in-sydney/.

Sydney Waters

Sydney Water’s latest water efficiency report shows an average 120 million litres a day leaked from its pipe network last financial year, up from 96 million litres three years ago. It equates to almost 44 billion litres of water a year.

Get into details from https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/why-sydney-water-wont-fix-all-leaks-20140111-30nno.html.

Checking for Leaks

Look in the kitchen, bathroom/s and laundry for dripping taps or leaking washing machine and dishwasher connections. Damp patches on the walls may also indicate a leak.

You can check your toilet cistern for leaks by placing a few drops of food colouring in the tank. Without flushing it, look for colouring in the toilet bowl. If it’s getting through then you have a leak.

Get details through https://www.watercorporation.com.au/faults/seek-a-leak.

Pinhole Water Leaks

Whether it’s in the kitchen, around your water heater or in your bathroom, a leaking copper pipe can be a real problem. Not only is it wasting water, a small leak has a way of turning into a bigger leak over time. Needless to say, it’s something you want to get fixed.

Read more at https://www.swiftsupplies.com.au/blog/news-and-blog/how-to-fix-a-leaking-copper-pipe/.