Experts in Burst Pipes in Canberra
Burst Pipes Canberra
Burst pipes are an absolute catastrophe. It is most often caused by frozen water. When water freezes, it expands by about 8% or so. The type of material is irrelevant in terms of strength, as the frozen water will always expand. The material is only relevant in terms of insulation and keeping the temperature above 0.
Other reasons for a burst pipe include rust, which occurs in older homes which used metal pipes, and hard water.
The first thing you need to do when a pipe bursts is turn off the main water supply. This will turn off the flow of water. The second thing you should do is call Fluid Plumbing & Gas Services. We can fix pipes for you and give advice on preventing future disasters.
Call us now on 📞 0411 169 327 to resolve all of your plumbing and gas-related issues.
How Do I Prevent Burst Water Pipes?
The first step is to install a new and durable system that adheres to the latest standards. But if you already have a system in place, then you can be on the lookout for the telltale signs. For example, wall and ceiling stains often appear because of leaks. The pipes that run through the spot may have developed a hole.
You can check the water from the tap. It should be clear and tasteless. If it starts to turn brown, then you might be dealing with rusted pipes. Contaminated water could cause corrosion in other appliances and leave stains on clothes. You could inspect exposed pipes outside the house as well for additional clues.
Finally, observe the water pressure. If you have noticed a drop, then you should investigate whether this was caused by a hole in the pipeline. This can be a problem for the upper floors as the water can’t flow effectively to the toilets and wash areas.
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is essentially water that contains a lot of minerals in it, particularly calcium and magnesium. Not only is this bad for the people that drink it, but it can also cause corrosion problems within pipes. This can lead to burst pipes.
What Is The Best Pipe For Home Plumbing?
By far the most commonly used pipe in residential homes, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is the white piping commonly used in plumbing applications. Affordable and versatile with a number of different fittings and sizes available, PVC is great for most warm and cold water applications.
What Types of Materials Are Used In Water Pipes?
Today, a variety of materials are used in pipes that supply hot and cold water to every fixture in a house and also create a vital drain and vent system. The most commonly used pipes are PVC, PEX, ABS, Copper, and galvanized.
For any questions or queries related to pipes or water systems, call us now on 0411 169 327.
Plumbing Services Provided
We provide all types of plumbing services, to meet any domestic, commercial, industrial or rural need. Whether it’s a burst pipe you want rectified or your hot water system replaced, we’re here to help. Our professional and qualified plumbers can assist you with:
All plumbing & drainage
Emergency call outs available
Extensions & renovations
Leaking taps & toilets
Blocked toilets & pipes
Roof repairs & installation
CCTV drain inspections
Thermostatic mixing valves
Rainwater tank installations
Pre-purchase plumbing inspections
If you’re looking for plumbing specialist near you in Canberra, give us a call on 📞 0411 169 327.
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