What Causes Burst Water Pipes?

With recent chilly mornings and days that hardly reach higher than 15 degrees, it’s certainly feeling a lot like winter! Along with this miserable weather often comes urgent requests for emergency plumbers to fix damaged external pipes. Thats were Pulis Plumbing can certainly help.

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A burst pipe is one key example of a disaster in the home that requires quick action from a reliable emergency plumber like Pulis Plumbing!

Water pressure is impeded when foreign materials find their way down your drains. Think fats and oils down the kitchen sink or hair and other foreign products down the shower and toilet.

Depending on the pressure coming through the pipes, the outcomes of corroded or damaged pipes might be more akin to a water leak rather than a more severe burst. Either way, damage can still be substantial.

When a pipe in your house clogs, it puts a whole lot of pressure on your plumbing system. The pressure reaches its threshold and pipes expand, eventually bursting.

One of the most common causes of burst pipes is cold weather… however here in Australia, it’s seldom the cause. In colder climates water freezes in the pipe, expands, and eventually bursts.

While your mind might automatically veer inside the home, we can’t forget about external piping, too.

The rapid growth of tree roots in a damp environment like a water pipe can quickly hinder a pipe’s flow, causing a pressure increase which eventually leads to a burst.

The miniscule hair-like roots infiltrate pipe work and grow quickly, resulting in a tangled mess of debris that impedes flow.

Replacing pipes can be a tricky business and is best left to the experts, especially if these pipes are located outside the home and underground, Pulis Plumbing are experts for these tricky situations.

The most important thing you can do it look out for the signs and get help early! Do not wait for a problem to manifest before you seek help from the pros.

Using specialist tools, plumbers can investigate drain issues better than any naked eye can, and, should the matter require it, can dig up, reline, and replace damaged outdoor pipes.

Depending on the pressure coming through the pipes, the outcomes of corroded or damaged pipes might be more akin to a water leak rather than a more severe burst. Either way, damage can still be substantial.

Got drainage issues? Give us a call!!!

Pulis Professional Plumbing

Michael Pulis 0424 932 737

contact@pplumbing.com.au

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