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How to tell if a pipe has burst in your home and what to do next…

When a plumbing disaster occurs in the home, like a burst water pipe, we all know that it can be a bit of a frustrating problem to fix! Although…if you know what to look out for and what the best solution is, then you may just save yourself time and money in the event of an emergency.

What signs you should be looking out for?

At times it can be a little tricky to determine what and where a piping issue may be, although here are 5 key things you should look out for if you suspect a burst water pipe.

1. A change in water pressure
If you are experiencing a noticeable reduction in water coming from your taps then there is a chance that a pipe has burst.

2. Water marks and stains on the walls
When a pipe bursts or leaks, water may leak onto your walls or ceilings causing a stain. This strongly indicates an issue with your piping.

3. Water bills are increasing
With a burst water pipe, water can continuously leak causing your water bill to be a lot higher than usual.

4. Wet patches in the garden
With a water leak or burst pipe under your garden bed or under your grass area, you may notice a healthy area in the garden where plants are growing larger than others or a greener area of your grass.

5. Damp or mouldy smell.
An unnoticed water leak below a kitchen sink cabinet, under a basin vanity or in a wall over a period of time may result in mould and dampness which can let off a bad odour.\

If you have noticed any of these signs what’s next?..

Speak to a professional plumber!

Don’t wait until a plumbing disaster occurs, contact Will’s Plumbing Adelaide. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, there are a number of solutions to consider.

First we locate and diagnose the cause of the leak using equipment like:

• Thermal camera
• Listening devices
• Pressure testing equipment

With years of plumbing experience, we will fix your leak quicker, helping you save your money with less destruction to your property.

We always recommend that you seek the help of a professional plumber. Trying to fix it yourself is not worth the risk as burst pipes can lead to further structural damage within the home,

For professional advice speak with Will’s Plumbing Adelaide

Get in touch with the team today by calling 0484 600 095 or send us an email at info@willsplumbingadelaide.com.au