Burst Pipes

burst pipe spraying water

On the scale of plumbing emergencies, burst pipes are right at the top. A leaking or burst pipe wastes considerable water and can cause significant damage to your home, costing more for repairs than the price of upgrading to more reliable plumbing.

A broken pipe requires an emergency plumber. You need repairs on the spot. So, contact the Book A Plumber team.

We can have a plumber at your door within the hour* to repair a burst water pipe and get your water back on track. And with interest free payment plans** available, you can have repairs completed straight away and cover costs at a more suitable rate.

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Leaking or Burst Pipe Repair

If you’re experiencing a broken pipe or one that’s burst open spilling water, start by isolating the issue and shut off the water supply at a nearby valve or at the water meter. Next up, you will need to call in a professional plumber to rectify the problem. According to the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), only licensed tradespeople can carry out works to water, sewage and stormwater systems. So, even if you have suitable skills, it could be illegal to DIY burst pipe repairs.

Book A Plumber is available 24/7 to fix broken pipe fittings and get your home back on track. We’re licensed and fully qualified to make it happen.

But what causes burst pipes, and can they be avoided? Here are the main causes of burst pipes:

  • Old pipes rust out
  • Sediment reducing pipe quality
  • Serious blockages
  • Improper installation
  • Tree roots spreading
  • High water pressure above 500 kPa
  • Moving or damaging pipes
  • Faulty water hammer
  • Water freezing in pipes

There are several steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of these faults. Start by limiting the items flushed or washed down drains. Keep it to the Three Ps only. Then, complete an inspection of the accessible plumbing. Here’s what to look for:

Signs of Burst Water Pipes

Keep an eye out and ear open for the below signs. They’re good indicators of imminent plumbing problems or one that exists out of sight, like under the flooring, behind a wall or underground. Any one of these is a sure sign of burst water pipes:

  • Unexpectedly high water bills
  • Discoloured patches of grass
  • Water pooling
  • Water damage to home
  • Scent of sewage
  • Corroded pipes
  • Banging noise in pipes

Notice any of these, and it’s time to shut off the water and contact a professional at Book A Plumber Online. We can identify and repair the pipe work often on the same day as your booking.

If high water pressure is the issue, our expert team can install a pressure regulating valve to ensure your water pressure does not exceed the Australian standard of 500kPa. We can replace rusted piping, tighten connections, unblock drains and insulate as required. Contact us today for a preventative inspection or get in touch during a crisis. We can be there in no time at all

The Freezing Pipe Problem

Australia is hotter than most countries, but it can get cold during the winter, with some regions dropping well below zero. During the extremely cold weather, there’s a chance that water freezes inside of pipes, where it contracts then expands when heated up. This is a good indication of an imminent burst pipe. Insulation can help limit freezing, while a hairdryer or heat gun can thaw a frozen pipe without causing further damage.

Freezing water pipes can be thawed DIY or call a professional for a long-term fix.

Burst Pipe Repair Cost

Not all burst pipe repairs are the same. Some are simple fixes, while others require extensive work. That’s why we’ll send a professional to your home for an inspection before providing you with a quote. Our prices remain the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t hesitate to call for a time that suits your schedule. 

There’s no after hours surcharge added to the burst water pipe repair cost. We will never charge more for weekends and public holidays, and our fixed prices will be revealed before any work commences, so you always know what to expect.

Interest Free Burst Water Pipe Repairs

Book A Plumber partners with leading buy now pay later services to offer customers $0 deposit interest free terms** on all work completed by our technicians. This includes everything from burst pipes to hot water systems, toilets, taps, sinks, the shower and more!

Zip Pay and Humm are all available to eligible customers. So choose your service of choice and apply the credit to burst pipe repairs and new installations. Our friendly team can introduce you if you’re new to the buy now pay later brands. Whatever it takes to get your home back in order.Go straight to the source of prompt, professional plumbing work and Book A Plumber Online. Why choose us? Here are some of the great benefits and assurances that come with our services:

What Sets Us Apart from the Competition?

Go straight to the source of prompt, professional plumbing work and Book A Plumber Online. Why choose us? Here are some of the great benefits and assurances that come with our services:

  • 24/7 availability
  • Same day service, often within the hour*
  • No extra charge after hours
  • $0 deposit interest free options**
  • Fixed price quotes
  • 12 month workmanship warranty
  • Fully licensed, experienced plumbers
  • $20 million public liability insurance

So what are you waiting for? Contact our team for burst pipe repairs and a wide range of plumbing problems and installations.

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