One of the biggest plumbing emergencies is a burst water pipe. No matter what the reason behind it’s destruction, burst water pipes wreck havoc very quickly and can cause costly repair and water bills. Not only does it damage walls, but electrical fittings and floor coverings in the home and can significantly ruin gardens and outdoor structures if the pipe bursts outside.
The first steps taken when you realise you have a burst water pipe are crucial to ensure minimal damage. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your experts in plumbing emergencies and offer a no call-out fee, 24/7 emergency service to attend to your burst pipe and decrease the chance of costly damage to your home.
Some measures to take immediately to save time and money include:
- Locate the Burst Pipe
- Find Access to the Burst Pipe
- Prepare to Repair
Locate the Burst Pipe
Listen out for the sound of water running, dribbling or spraying. Search for dampness on walls (indicated by touch, wallpaper peeling or plaster bubbling) pools of water on the floor in wet areas and keep an eye out for mould. If you think the problem is outside, search for unexplained puddles of water.
Find Access to the Burst Pipe
Make life easier for your plumber and save yourself in labour time costs by seeing if you can find an easy access to the burst pipe. This may mean digging up your yard around the area of the leak, or simply moving furniture or other obstructions to the wall or floor inside the house.
Prepare for your Plumber
Once you have called Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas to attend to your pipe leak, locate your water meter and shut off the water. This not only saves you money in wasted water but allows for water to stop running. If you believe the leak is near electrical outlets or appliances, switch off your main power immediately if possible.
Can Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Help Me With My Burst Pipe?
As the local choice in plumbing, hot water and gas, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your preferred professional for all plumbing problems, installations, repairs and maintenance. Call the team today on 97941 1608.