Burst Pipe in Lower Hutt or Wellington | Watersmith Plumbing and Gas
Do you have a burst pipe in your Lower Hutt or Wellington home?
A burst pipe is an anxious time for any homeowner. It’s often a chaotic situation with water pouring everywhere, luckily most of these problems can be easily fixed. The important things is to call a plumber immediately as leaking water can result in major damage to your property or business within a short period of time.
If you can find the main water shut-off valve, close that to stop the flow of water and reduce the level of damage in the mean time.
While most burst pipes are very obvious, there can often be leaks that are completely undetected. If you notice sudden mysterious puddle, damp patch or unexplained reduction in water pressure, you may have a leaking pipe.
Leaking pipes can sometimes be difficult to detect. Leaks can occur in concealed pipework that could be under the house or in wall cavities and may result in walls cracking, rising damp or property subsidence.
Pipes can leak and bust for many reasons. One of the main reasons is simply old age. Pipes become brittle over time because of the oxidant contents in tap water. Although not generally a problem in the Lower Hutt or Wellington region, pipes can burst from the water inside expanding due to freezing temperatures. Tree roots are another culprit, growing toward the water source and crowding underground pipes until they split. Poor installations, under-sized pipe and high velocity water flow are other common reasons that can also cause failure.
Your leak won’t magically go away on its own and every second counts when a pipe has burst on your property. Get in touch for a free quote to fix your leak or for our prompt 24/7 emergency plumbing service anywhere in Lower Hutt, the Hutt Valley or greater Wellington region.