For a burst pipe call a local plumber in South Melbourne
A burst pipe is dangerous water emergency, and when you require qualified plumbers in South Melbourne, the Titan Plumbing team will get the job done for you. In a situation such as a burst pipe, it’s important to get a local plumber quickly. In doing so you avoid major damage to your property including the home structure and electrical wiring.
How do you know a pipe has burst in your South Melbourne home?
While a torrent of water leaking out is a general sign of a burst pipe, not every burst pipe is so obvious. Keep an eye out for any damp patches that appear on the floor, roof, walls or in cupboards. If you experience unusual loss of water pressure, or strange sounds coming from your pipes or hot water system, this can be a sign of busted plumbing. Electrical faults may also be an indication that water is leaking from a burst pipe somewhere in your home. It is vital that if you experience any of these concerns, you contact a plumber from Titan Plumbing in South Melbourne immediately.
What should you do if a pipe has burst?
All plumbers will tell you that it is important to take action as soon as you discover a burst pipe. Firstly, turn off your water supply and/or hot water system. Catch any dripping water in buckets. Be cautious if the water is causing the walls or ceiling to bulge. If the burst pipe is anywhere near electrical appliances or power points, turn off the main power. If the main switch is wet, DO NOT TOUCH IT. If this is the case you will need to call a qualified electrician as well as a plumber. Drain the water system by turning on cold taps, hot taps and flushing your toilets. Once safety is ensured, call a professional Titan plumber to assess and then repair the problem.
Why do pipes burst?
Plumbing problems can occur for wide range of reasons. Your pipes may be under some kind of recent pressure, faults have occurred over a long period of time, or simply through natural wear and tear. If you live in an older style home or are moving into a property and have any concerns about aged pipes, take the precaution and have your local plumber come and evaluate them for you. Remember, it’s not about the inconvenience of requiring a plumber to come to your home and check your pipe work or sewerage lines, or even the typical costs involved in repairing pipes. Just think about the sheer amount of damage, ongoing costs, and headaches that a burst pipe can cause you and your family or colleagues.
Before a burst pipe throws a spanner in the works at your South Melbourne home or business, call a plumber from Titan Plumbing. As friendly and helpful plumbers, Titan Plumbing will evaluate your current pipes, and urgently fix any plumbing problem for you.