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When we think of something bursting, we tend to think of balloons, car tires, an erupting volcano…in other words, something spectacular with real shock value that can be seen, felt and heard.
Burst water pipes aren’t always like that and, in fact, more often than not will occur out of sight, such as beneath floors and underground. Water pipes also can burst when you’re sleeping, at work, on holidays, or away from home for any other reason.
There are numerous potential consequences stemming from a burst pipe, including a “sound,” increase in your water bill, loss of water pressure, or reduced hot water temperature. Burst pipes also can lead to outdoor or indoor damp patches…even a major flood in the kitchen or bathroom.
Here are more potential burst pipe scenarios presented on the proposition that “forewarned is forearmed:”
Burst pipes not only cause hundreds, even thousands of dollars of property damage, they can also result in enormous amounts of wasted water. Minor but persistent leaks also can occur that barely register on the water meter. For example, a persistently dripping tap will barely register on a water meter but, left unattended, it could leak almost 10,000 litres of water per year. If you have a dripping tap and a leaky toilet cistern, they can waste enough water (per year) to fill a small swimming pool.
We’re barely scratching the surface as to where and how burst pipes can occur and we haven’t even touched on “why”: all the more reason to hire Kalamunda Plumbing for the job. We’re the family business you can count on to locate and resolve any water leak (including a dripping tap) or burst pipe problem at your home or business.
How can you tell if you’re being affected by a burst water pipe? Here are a few of the more common tell-tale signs:
If you’re planting new trees and shrubs, take care not to plant them along the alignment of your water main as roots may be likely to “strangle” or cause a pipe upheaval that can split water pipes, thus potentially resulting in massive leaks or bursts.
We don’t just repair or replace leaky or burst pipes, we can locate them precisely with the best and newest leak detection equipment. More importantly, we’re highly skilled in its use.
Have a problem you want investigated…whether you expect one might exist or you can see it plain as day? Contact Kalamunda Plumbing: the leading burst pipe and water leak specialists throughout the Hills and Eastern Suburbs.
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