Burst Pipes Geelong
A burst pipe is often classed as a water emergency and can cause severe damage to the structure of a building and its electrical wiring. It is vital that you take action as soon as you discover a burst pipe. No burst is a match for NLK! Whether there’s a slow leak behind a wall or a flowing torrent of water in your bedroom, we’ve seen and repaired it all before. You can rest easy knowing that a licensed, experienced, professional plumber is taking care of it. Any sign of a leak, especially ones that can do some serious water damage to your property, should be reported immediately. NLK is available 24/7 to attend to the burst pipes Geelong residents may encounter.
What Causes Pipes to Burst?
No matter what prevention measures you’ve taken in the past, sometimes burst pipes will just happen. There are two primary reasons why you may have to deal with a burst water pipe. The first is the result of corrosion that takes place inside the pipe and over time will cause the pipe to burst. The second is water pressure that is too high for your pipes to handle. Excessive internal pressure pushes outward. When the pressure becomes too high for the pipe to contain, it ruptures. Pipe bursts are a common problem in winter as the water can freeze and expand within the pipe. Increased demand on your pipes in summer can also lead to burst pipes.
What To Do First
The first thing to do in these situations should always be to cut off the water supply to the house or property by turning off the stop valve. If you can’t find it, we can help you find it over the phone. The good news? When you contact us at NLK, you’ll be speaking directly with a fully qualified plumber who will advise you of what you need to do before we arrive. You also need to make sure that there are no electrical appliances within the range of the leaking water. If there is you may need to switch off the electrical mains also. Be sure to take photos of any damage for insurance purposes; it’ll make your claim process much easier.
Call NLK for Burst Pipes Geelong-wide
A pipe that has burst can cause serious damage to the walls and interior of your home. Acting quickly is critical to minimise the impact of water damage. Depending on the amount of water damage, a customised pipe repair plan and strategy might be required to get everything back to working correctly again. Our highly experienced plumbers will perform a thorough inspection of your plumbing system to meet your specific repair and clean-up needs. A call to NLK will have a qualified plumber dispatched to your door to resolve the problem quickly. We have all the necessary parts on board to remedy the issue on the spot.