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Have you got a burst pipe that needs urgent repair?

When it comes to plumbing emergencies, burst pipes are certainly one of the worst. So when there’s no time to waste, contact Metropolitan Plumbing for skilled workmanship and solid solutions!

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Burst Pipe Solutions For All

Burst pipes are arguably the most serious plumbing problem. They can cause widespread damage to surrounding structures like walls, flooring and carpets. This damage, plus water wastage and an increase in water usage, only ends up costing you more.

You do not want to make the mistake of delaying pipe repairs. You should never underestimate the damage that could be caused, either.

Contact Metropolitan Plumbing for your immediate solution. We’ll send one of our fully qualified, licensed experts to your property and they’ll provide a long term solution to ensure there are no more burst pipes.

Our service within the hour* means you can wave goodbye to the frightening sight of water everywhere and say hello to brand new pipes and repairs.

What Types of Burst Pipes Can You Repair?

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we’ve made sure all our plumbers are able to do repairs and replacement for all of the most common piping materials found in Australia, including all brands of plastics and varieties of metals. You don’t need to worry about anything.

All you need to do is contact us and our leaking pipe professionals will sort out everything for you.

The most common types of piping we work with are:

Copper Pipes

Until about 15 years ago, copper was the most commonly used material for piping in new homes. These days, it’s very expensive compared to other options and it does corrode more than many people have been led to believe, especially when used for hot water. Despite this, copper piping is still a very reliable material when used for cold water and gas, and is the preferred replacement material for our plumbers.

If you have a leaking or burst copper pipe, you need to have it looked at as quickly as possible. Contact Metropolitan Plumbing and we’ll be able to send one of our pipe experts out to you in no time. We stock most sizes of copper piping in our vans, so we should be able to do all work without having to go anywhere. We can also replace an entire network in copper for the very best results.

Plastic Pipes

Is your plastic sewer pipe leaking? What about your plastic water pipe? It’s very common to see leaks and bursts with these kinds of rigid plastic pipes. Breakages can easily result from any movement in the ground or inside the house, weakening from UV light or accidental knocks. Metropolitan Plumbing has you covered for all leaking or burst plastic piping. We’re able to repair or replace any section of plastic pipe that causes you grief, and can even change your entire system over to a better, more durable piping material.

Polyethylene Pipes

Polyethylene pipe is usually found outside to carry water either away from or to a house or apartment block. Although it is very flexible, highly resistant to weather and UV rays and very versatile, it can still leak or burst. Ground movements pulling fittings apart, incorrect installation and people accidentally damaging it while gardening or excavating can lead to leaking or burst polyethylene pipe. This needs to be repaired by a fully qualified professional from Metropolitan Plumbing.

Hepworth Pipes

Have you just been knocking around in your home or business and hit a Hepworth pipeline? Has one of your Hepworth pipes burst, and is leaking water everywhere? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our permanent van stock also contacts a large selection of Hepworth pipes and fittings, so we should have everything we need onsite right from the start. We’ll have your leaking or burst pipe fixed quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Brass Fittings

Brass is a metal alloy made from copper and zinc, with the combination typically in Australia being 85% copper and 15% zinc. Due to its malleability, strength and resistance to corrosion, brass is a very common material for pipe fittings to be made of. However, brass fittings like connections and valves can still leak, which is something that needs to be taken care of by a professional. Regardless of what’s causing your brass fittings to leak, we’ll be able to repair or replace them.

Rehau Pipes

Rehau is a European brand of flexible plastic pipes that are typically used for both hot and cold water applications. Freeze resistant, heat resistant, durable, hugely versatile and easy to install, Rehau is a very good option when having your water system replaced with a new material. If this is a job you need done, or you already have Rehau pipes that have started leaking, you need to contact Metropolitan Plumbing straight away.

Installing and repairing Rehau piping is a job for a professional from Metropolitan Plumbing. We’re able to quickly and easily repair any damage to your existing Rehau pipeline, and can also replace it if required.

Auspex Pipes

Completely Australian owned and manufactured, Auspex is a brand of flexible plastic water pipe which works particularly well for replacements. This is due to its light weight, durability, ease of installation and resistance to heat, cold and corrosion. If you need repairs or replacements to your Auspex pipeline, then Metropolitan Plumbing is your first port of call. All of our burst pipe experts have the skills, knowledge and experience to carry out any and all work you need done with Auspex pipes, including full system replacements.

Sharkbite Pipes

Do you have a leaking pipe? Maybe you should think about having a Metropolitan Plumber repair or replace it with a Sharkbite fitting or pipe. These are high quality, durable metal fittings and flexible plastic piping that can connect to almost any other material. If you have a Sharkbite pipe system that is leaking, We can also fix this for you. Our professionals have the training, experience and tools to repair or replace any Sharkbite pipeline to get it flowing perfectly. Just make sure you tell us you have a Shakbite pipe, and we’ll bring everything we need.

Pro-Fit Pipes

Produced by Iplex, the largest Australian owned and operated pipe manufacturer, Pro-fit piping is a flexible plastic pipe system for use with both hot and cold water lines. It’s versatile, lightweight, durable and resistant to corrosion, making it very useful for complete system replacements. If you’re thinking about having your pipes replaced with Pro-fit pipes, contact Metropolitan Plumbing and we’ll be able to do it for you. You may already have Pro-fit pipes that have started to leak, if so we can repair them for you.

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Metropolitan Are Your Burst Pipes Experts

Metropolitan can deal with any kind of piping. Our plumbers never stop training so that they keep up to date with the latest in plumbing technologies. This allows them to be fully prepared for anything you may throw at them. They’re all fully qualified and certified with years of experience.

Interest Free Burst Pipes Repair

If you’ve got a pipe that’s burst and you prefer the convenience of flexible payment plans, Metropolitan Plumbing can help.

Our $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** give you the freedom to repay the costs at your own pace, no matter how big or small the job. Ask your plumber on site for more information, and they can sign you up in a matter of minutes. We can then begin your service without you paying anything upfront.

If you find yourself with a burst pipe, call Metropolitan Plumbing or fill out an online booking form. We are open 24/7 and can have a plumber to you within the hour* in an emergency.

FAQ - What You Need to Know About Burst Pipes

There's a lot we're sure you don't know about burst pipes. Here's what you need to know.

When your water bill skyrockets for no apparent reason and you have no obvious leaks, you might have a leaking or burst pipe hidden away. There are a few signs to look out for to help you locate the offending pipe, such as:

Signs of water damage

Discoloured patches on your ceiling, wall or floor are clear signs of water damage. Unusual bubbling on the wall from under your paint or wallpaper is another sign of water damage. The burst pipe might be exactly where the signs of water damage are, but often the water can pool in a different spot as well.

Extra green lawn

Have you noticed a particular section of your lawn has become greener quite recently for no reason? You might have a burst pipe under your lawn in this location.

Corroded pipes, mould and more

Signs of corrosion around your pipes or mould, moisture and rotten wood can all be signs of a leaking or burst pipe. The broken pipe is likely near the damage.

The scent of sewage

You won’t struggle to find this one. The smell of sewage not only indicates a broken pipe, but more specifically a broken sewage pipe.
For countries that experience colder winters than we do here in Australia, freezing is the most common cause of burst pipes. It is very unusual for water to freeze in Australian pipes, which causes the water to expand, breaking the pipe. Burst pipes are caused by a few different factors here in Australia, including:
  • Rust (especially on old galvanised pipes in the garden)
  • Hard water
  • Poor installation
  • High water pressure
  • Moving pipes
  • Water hammer
Did you know that ice has a larger volume than water? When water freezes inside your pipes it expands and creates additional pressure inside the pipe. To relieve the extra pressure, it wants to escape the pipe. The easiest and fastest way to do this as far as the ice is concerned? Burst your pipe open! The burst will usually occur at the weakest joint of the pipe, which is not necessarily where the water froze. Living in Australia, we’re lucky to escape the cold temperatures that can cause water in pipes to freeze.

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Metropolitan Plumbing are proud winners of the 2020 Product Review award in the plumbing category. This award highlights our dedication to outstanding customer satisfaction. Product Review provides a platform for real-life experiences. Check out some of our customers' reviews below:
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Thank you to Matty and Peter C for their expert help and advice with a new hot water service. Matty is a superb plumber with a can-do attitude and great knowledge. Peter is efficient and knowledgeable. Both plumbers worked quietly and efficiently and tidied up afterwards.

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I rang Metropolitan to have a blocked drain cleared, they sent a local lad, Caleb. The response was within two hours and now I’ll be using Caleb and Metropolitan on a permanent basis.

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Callum showed up on time, was very communicative, solved the issue with no hassle. Polite and courteous. Quality young tradesman. Would definitely have him back to fix any issues in the future.

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