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Many homeowners all over the world dread the word “maintenance”. It usually means more money out of their pockets and that is a reality few are willing to deal with.

Burst Pipes Ipswich

Plumbing maintenance is a vital part of all kind of maintenance because every home has pipes in almost every room, traversing every single inch of the home.

Burst and leaking pipes are very important issues every homeowner has to think about. This is because they cannot be ignored.

If the right pipe is burst in the wrong place, you might not have water flow in or out. You could also have water in places you don’t want, causing an unnecessary stink and stagnant water formation.

With this in mind, it is important that you find ways to keep your pipes from leaking or getting burst. In this article, we will share with some of the reasons pipes burst or leak and what you can do to deal with a burst or leaking pipe situation.

Some of these quick fixes will not solve your problem permanently, but they will at least buy you time until you can enlist the services of the right professional to deal with the situation.

If you are in Ipswich or Brisbane, we will point you in the right direction so you can get the best plumbers with no hassle. Read on.

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Common causes of burst and leaking pipes

Some of the common reasons pipes burst are:

Cold temperatures

Cold temperatures can make ice expand within the pipe and increase the pressure. This pressure needs to escape, so it passes out through the pipe.

This escape of pressure causes the pipe to burst. You can prevent this by reducing the flow rate of water through your pipes (simply by turning your faucet to allow a slow but steady flow of water).

Corrosion

Corrosion is caused by a pH imbalance in water and happens over time. This occurrence happens quite easily to those with hard water flowing through their galvanized iron pipes.

This is because hard water will remove the galvanized iron coating over time, leaving the iron pipes beneath at the mercy of these corrosive chemicals. The iron pipes will rust and this can cause the pipes to burst.

Increase in water pressure

Increase in water pressure at certain places can cause pipes to burst. If the pressure of water in the pipe increases, your pipe may not be able to contain it and it could lead to a burst pipe.

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How to handle burst and leaking pipes

The first thing to do is to turn off the water supply system and every water heating system in your house.

Then you can use the C-clamp or steve clamp to tighten the place where there is a small leak after you have covered it rubber or gasket material. That should help deal with it for a while.

If you have a burst or leaking pipe in Ipswich or Brisbane area, you don’t have to worry about it. You just have to call our number and we will send a team of professional plumbers your way to deal with the situation.

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