Burst pipes are an unwelcome experience causing water to leak out into your home or yard increasing your bills. Sometimes, the only thing you will notice is reduced pressure, but it can still be an indication that you have a leak that’s slowly causing damage to your home’s foundation or others areas of the home. If your plumbing system has major issues, it is important to call ATLG Plumber Adelaide and we’ll fix your burst pipes fast!
Unfortunately, burst water pipes are not usually noticeable immediately. If not discovered early, hundreds if not thousands of liter could go to waste further adding to your troubles. Understanding why the pipes are bursting is critical to finding solutions that ensure this does not happen in the first place.
Burst Pipes Need To Be Repaired Quickly
– Corrosion: Sometimes, older pipes burst simply due to corrosion. Steel and other outdated material are usually a common cause for this even though houses built after 1970 don’t usually experience this problem. Replacement is the best solution if this is the case. If you want to learn about the condition of your pipes, you should call us for regular plumbing maintenance each year to make sure that your pipes are not at risk.
– Tree Roots: Tree roots are probably the most surprising cause for burst water pipes but are the most common cause. Roots grow naturally towards the direction of the water source. A loose connecting point or a weak point in the water line provides the perfect target for tree roots that can wrap around the pipes until they burst.
– Debris: Build-up of impurities usually happens in old pipes that have not been properly maintained. Mineral deposits and disintegrating metal particles can end up clogging pipes thus causing obstruction and increasing the pressure within them. Once the pipes cannot bear the pressure any longer, they will burst, and there will be no wat to stop the water flowing from causing damage to your property.
– Collapsed Pipes: Pipes can collapse because of environmental changes. For instance, construction close to your property may cause the shifting of soil to a point where the increased weight upon the pipes simply causes it to give in and rupture. If some major construction is going on close to your home, it is a good idea to inform the workers at the site about where your sewer and water lines are located.
If you are in need of plumbing repair, you need to call our friendly and professional service. We understand how to handle the most common causes of burst pipes such as the four discussed above and we promise to identify and repair problems as thoroughly and quickly as possible. We are also available for maintenance visits if you would like to have somebody over to look at the entire plumbing system and ensure that pipes don’t burst in the future.