Ipswich & Brisbane Burst Pipes Services

Burst Pipe PlumberIpswich

Fast Responding Team With Local Experience

Our expert team can identify the source of the leak quickly to help minimise damage to your property.

We Only Use Quality Materials

We use the latest technology and advanced equipment to detect and fix burst pipes with precision and minimal disruption to your property, ensuring a long-lasting solution.

Transparent Pricing & Call Out Fees

No hidden fees or surprise charges - our upfront pricing policy ensures you know the cost before we start any work, providing peace of mind and trust in our reliable service.

Returning customer and 100% satisfied with the service and cost half of what I thought it would
Darren Brook
Darren Brook
Excellent service as ever. Good to find a trade similar to mine that actually does amazing work, and comunicates.
Louise Cox
Louise Cox
Did some major drainage and installed a tap half way down the property. They were great. Lovely to deal with very efficient and quality workman at a fair price.
Lorrae Joan
Lorrae Joan
Daniel was amazing, very professional and didn’t stop until he’d sorted out the problem completely.
Steve Andrew
Steve Andrew
I was able to book a call out at a time that suited me. Josh turned up punctually, fixed the problems and left the bathrooms clean and tidy. Very happy :)
Mandie Robinson
Mandie Robinson
Very quick to get the job done, called in the afternoon, job done by early the following morning. Replacing a toilet ,thankyou very much for a speedy response.
Dan arranged Josh to attend to our emergency within a couple of hours. Josh let us know he was on his way. He explained the problem and what he was going to do to resolve it. The new regulator looks great and has provided much better gas flow to the stovetop burners. Given the response time, professionalism and quality of the job I feel the cost was reasonable.
Jodie Y
Jodie Y
Have engaged these folks on multiple occasions and they'll continue to get our business we've been happy every time. Josh is always on time, explains things well, and very professional. The same high level of professionalism was noted by us from his colleague on a recent bigger job that needed 2 pairs of hands; nothing but positive experiences to report from everyone we've interacted with at Parker Plumbing including the administrative team. Thankyou!

Your Local Burst Pipe Plumber

Home maintenance is often a dreaded topic among homeowners in Australia, as it typically implies additional expenses. However, it is an unavoidable reality, and plumbing maintenance, in particular, is crucial for the well-being of your home.

Plumbing systems are integral to every home, with pipes running through nearly every room and covering every inch of the property. Issues such as burst and leaking pipes are critical concerns that homeowners must address promptly and effectively.

A burst pipe in the wrong location can disrupt your water supply, either halting water flow or causing unwanted water accumulation. This can lead to unpleasant odours and stagnant water, which can further damage your property.

To prevent such issues, proactive measures are essential to keep your pipes in good condition. While some of these quick fixes may not offer a permanent solution, they can provide temporary relief until you can hire a professional burst pipe plumber to address the issue thoroughly.


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How to Handle Burst and Leaking Pipes

Discovering a burst water pipe in your home can be stressful, but taking immediate action can help minimise damage and make the repair process smoother. Here’s some guidance to help you manage the situation effectively whilst you wait for a plumber:

  1. Turn Off the Water Supply: The first and most crucial step is to turn off the main water supply to prevent further water damage. Locate the main shut-off valve, typically found near the water meter or where the main water line enters your home, and turn it off.
  2. Shut Off Water Heating Systems: Next, turn off any water heating systems, such as your hot water system. This prevents damage to these systems and ensures safety while you address the burst pipe.
  3. Drain the System: Open all the faucets in your home to drain any remaining water in the pipes. This reduces pressure in the system and helps prevent additional leaks.
  4. Identify the Leak: Once the immediate flow of water has been stopped, locate the burst or leaking pipe. This may involve checking walls, ceilings, and floors for visible signs of water damage.
  5. Apply a Temporary Fix:
  • Use a C-Clamp or Sleeve Clamp: For small leaks, you can use a C-clamp or a sleeve clamp to temporarily stop the flow of water. First, wrap the leaking section of the pipe with rubber or gasket material. Then, place the clamp over the wrapped area and tighten it securely.
  • Pipe Repair Tape: Alternatively, pipe repair tape can be used to seal small leaks temporarily. Wrap the tape tightly around the leak, ensuring a secure seal. Document the Damage: Take photos of the burst pipe and any resulting water damage. This documentation will be useful for insurance claims.

By following these steps, you can mitigate the damage caused by a burst water pipe and ensure that your home’s plumbing system is repaired quickly and professionally. Remember, timely action and professional assistance are key to resolving plumbing emergencies effectively.

Call a Professional Plumber

Temporary fixes are just that—temporary. To ensure a permanent solution, contact a professional burst pipe plumber as soon as possible. If you’re in the Ipswich or Brisbane area, you don’t have to worry. Simply call our number, and we will dispatch a team of experienced plumbers to address the situation promptly and efficiently.


Common Causes of Burst and Leaking Pipes

Understanding the common causes of bursts and leaking pipes is essential for maintaining a healthy plumbing system. Here are some of the most frequent culprits:

  • Freezing Temperatures: In colder climates, pipes can freeze and subsequently burst as the water inside expands. Proper insulation and heating can help prevent this.
  • Corrosion: Over time, pipes made of certain materials, such as galvanized steel, can corrode and weaken, leading to leaks or bursts. Regular inspections can identify and address these issues early.
  • High Water Pressure: Excessive water pressure can strain your pipes, causing them to burst. Installing a pressure regulator can help maintain safe water pressure levels.
  • Clogs and Blockages: Accumulated debris, grease, and other materials can cause clogs, increasing pressure within the pipes and potentially leading to bursts. Routine cleaning and maintenance can prevent blockages.
  • Tree Root Intrusion: Tree roots naturally seek out water sources and can infiltrate your plumbing system, causing blockages and damage. Regular inspections and root barriers can help mitigate this risk.
  • Poor Installation: Incorrectly installed pipes or using substandard materials can lead to leaks and bursts. Always hire qualified professionals for plumbing repairs or replacement.
  • Age and Wear: Over time, all pipes will experience wear and tear. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of old pipes can prevent leaks and bursts.

By understanding these common causes and taking proactive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of burst and leaking pipes in your home.

Burst Pipe FAQs

The first thing you should do is turn off the main water supply to prevent further water damage. Then, shut off any water heating systems, drain the remaining water from the faucets, and try to identify the leak. Apply a temporary fix if possible and contact Parker Plumbing immediately.

To prevent pipes from bursting in cold weather, insulate your pipes, especially those in unheated areas like basements, roof cavities, and garages. Keep a slow trickle of water running through pipes during extreme cold to prevent freezing. Additionally, ensure your home is properly heated and seal any drafts near pipes.

Common signs of a leaking or soon-to-burst pipe include unusual sounds like hissing or gurgling, water stains on walls or ceilings, damp or wet spots on floors, a sudden drop in water pressure, and an unexplained increase in your water bill.

The time required to repair a burst pipe can vary depending on the severity and location of the damage. Simple repairs might take a few hours, while more complex issues could take longer. A professional plumber will assess the situation and provide an estimated repair time once they arrive on site.

Homeowners’ insurance policies typically cover sudden and accidental water damage caused by burst pipes. However, coverage can vary, and some policies may exclude damage resulting from neglected maintenance or gradual leaks. It’s important to review your insurance policy and consult with your provider to understand your specific coverage.