Burst Water Pipes

Using the best and newest leak detection equipment our team can detect the precise location of the leaking pipe to address the burst problem. Kalamunda Plumbing then applies sustainable solutions to fix the issue once and for all.
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Burst water pipe detection and repair

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.

Where Burst Water Pipes Can Occur

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”:

Water pipes, indoors or out As the first steps in correcting the problem, Kalamunda Plumbing will determine “which” and then “where” the burst or leak has occurred.
Under floors or inside walls A burst or leaking pipe to occur under floors or inside walls, under baths or inside vanity cabinets, in ceiling spaces or between floors.
Brick paving or concrete paths And then there’s under brick paving and/or under concrete paths and driveways (or asphalt).
Tell-tale signs

Identifying a burst water pipe

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.

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:

  • Your water bill has jumped
  • Cloudy/brown water from taps
  • Severe dips in water pressure
  • Soft patches in the ground
  • Brick or plastered walls feel damp
  • Signs of water through the floor
Contact Kalamunda Plumbing

Reliable repair of a burst pipe or water leak

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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