Burst Pipe? Water Everywhere? Call us now on 0424 141 174
We know that having a burst pipe and needing an emergency plumber can be a nightmare. If you’ve got water coming out of a pipe, the first thing you need to do is turn off your water at the mains supply. This will stop water getting everywhere in your home.
What Causes Burst Pipes?
If you’re looking at this page we realise that it’s probably already an issue for you and that you’re really looking for a Bribie Island emergency plumber or 24 hour plumber, but it also helps to know what causes burst pipes in the first place. This knowledge will help you to identify potential issue before they become expensive and inconvenient issues.
Lots of things can block, restrict or damage water and sewer lines. A build-up of grease, paper, waste and foreign objects can prohibit proper water flow, and the passage of time can cause pipe corrosion or breaks in pipe seals.
One of the most common causes of sewer line back-ups, cracked lines and drainage problems is root infiltration. Roots from trees and larger shrubs enter the sewer line from a joint; they grow and expand to fill up the pipe with a hair-like root mass. The masses quickly become clogged with toilet paper, debris and grease coming from the home to the main sewer line. As the roots continue to grow, they put pressure on the pipe and it will eventually crack.
How We Fix Burst Pipes
The first port of call for us is to determine what’s causing the blockage that’s triggered the pipe to burst or crack in the first place. We have a blocked Drain Camera that enables us to see exactly what’s happening in your pipes and if the blockage is caused by tree roots and how bad the damage is.
It also gives us the chance to see where the pipe has burst and where the blockage is, letting us know how far down and out we need to look (or dig if it’s underground.)
Keep in mind that while using the Drain Camera will cost a little more up-front, it will save us a lot of time and effort down the track as we’re able to pinpoint precisely where your burst or cracked pipe issues are and come up with a fast and effective method to fix it.
Allclear Gas & Plumbing uses the latest technology to eradicate roots from pipes, saving you money and inconvenience in the long run. Our highly qualified plumbers carry most parts on their vehicles and can fix most pipe leaks on the spot.