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Have you got a burst pipe that needs urgent repair?

In every home, water is essential. But there’s nothing more distressing than encountering burst pipes, which can lead to potential water leaks, high water bills, and an interrupted water supply. If you’re worried about a possible burst in your house’s plumbing, Metropolitan Plumbing is here for you.

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Understanding Burst Water Pipes

A burst water pipe can be a sudden, unexpected plumbing problem. Several factors can cause pipes to burst, including:

  • General wear and tear: Over time, water pipes endure general wear, making the possibility of a water leak or a burst more likely to occur.
  • Poor installation: Sub-standard installation can weaken the pipe walls, increasing the likelihood of leaks or complete bursts happening.
  • High water pressure: A sudden increase in water pressure or consistently high pressure can place stress on your pipes, resulting in a likely burst.
  • Extreme temperatures: Pipes can burst if the water inside them freezes and causes them to expand.
  • Tree roots: These can infiltrate your water pipes, causing blocked pipes or even bursts.

Understanding why pipes burst can be your first step in preventative maintenance or knowing when to call a plumber should things go wrong.

Warning Signs of Burst Pipes

Before the worst happens, your plumbing system might show some warning signs. These include a sudden increase in your water bill, reduced water flow, an unexpected increase in the figure on your water meter, the sound of water rushing within walls, or even a dripping tap when all taps are off. If you discover any of these indicators in or around your home, it’s time to call a professional plumber.

Why Is Water Pressure So Important?

The water pressure in your home should be just right – not too high or too low. Excessive water pressure can strain your water pipes, leading to leaks or bursts. It’s crucial to maintain normal water pressure to ensure the longevity of your pipes and prevent plumbing problems.

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What to Do if You Suspect a Burst Pipe

First and foremost, don’t panic. Here are the steps you should take:

  1. Shut off the water: Immediately turn off the main water supply or the main valve to prevent further water flow.
  2. Call Metropolitan Plumbing: Reach out to our friendly team for emergency plumbing services. Our licensed plumbers are equipped to handle all sorts of plumbing issues, including burst water pipes.
  3. Water damage: If the burst caused significant water damage, consider reaching out to a water damage restoration company after your plumber has resolved the immediate issue.

By taking immediate action and deciding to call a plumber, you can minimise both the potential damage to your home and disruption to your day.

Why Choose Metropolitan Plumbing for Burst Pipe Issues?

When dealing with something as critical as burst pipes, you want a team that’s experienced, reliable, and proficient. Here’s why Metropolitan Plumbing stands out:

  • Experienced Professionals: Our licensed plumbers have handled countless burst pipe incidents. They’re well-versed in detecting leaks, managing water pressure, and repairing damaged pipes.
  • Emergency Services: Burst pipes can happen at any time. Our emergency plumber services ensure you’re never left dealing with the mess alone. We operate 24/7, every day of the year, and will always aim to be at your home within 1 hour* of your call.
  • Upfront Pricing: Metropolitan Plumbing provides upfront, fixed-price quotes for all burst water pipe work. We also don’t charge extra for after-hours attendance. That includes weekends and public holidays.
  • Up-to-Date Techniques: Whether it’s a damaged flexi hose, copper pipes, or issues with your hot water system, our team is trained in the latest plumbing techniques to ensure optimal repairs.

Metropolitan backs all work with a comprehensive 12-month workmanship warranty for your peace of mind. Choosing the right plumbing service can make all the difference in ensuring peace of mind and the longevity of your plumbing system. When you need a licensed plumber at your home within an hour*, you need Metropolitan Plumbing.

Regular Maintenance to Prevent Burst Pipes

Prevention is always better than cure. Regular maintenance can help you identify potential weak points in your plumbing leading to reduced risks of bursts. This includes checking for bad installation, ensuring flexi hoses are in good condition, and monitoring for unusual changes in your water meter readings.

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 interest free** payment plans give eligible customers the freedom to repay the costs at their own pace, no matter how big or small the job.

Just choose a plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.

Your plumber can take you through the easy application process on site and approval usually takes only a few minutes. We also accept payment by cash, cheque and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

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.

Your Partner in All Things Plumbing

At Metropolitan Plumbing, we understand that your home is your sanctuary. Whether it’s a leak from a dripping tap, problems with water flow, or issues with your hot water system, our professional plumbers are here to assist. You shouldn’t wait for burst water pipes to happen. Regular checks, understanding the warning signs, and calling a reputable plumber for routine inspections can save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

Do you have concerns about your house’s plumbing? Whether it’s pipes, taps, leaks, or drains – the Metropolitan Plumbing team is always ready. Contact us today and let our experts take care of all your plumbing needs.

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 damaged 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 stench 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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