Burst Pipes

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Burst water pipes are among the most common plumbing emergencies and a homeowner’s nightmare. There are several signs that you have a burst pipe.

  • If the pressure in your water tank suddenly decreases.
  • If you’ve suddenly got a huge puddle where there wasn’t one before.
  • If your water bill suddenly skyrockets for no apparent reason.

Coolibah Plumbing can repair and replace your pipes whether they are plastic (PVC), metal, copper, lead or stainless steel.

A burst pipe can cause serious damage to your home’s structure and electrical wiring so it’s vital to take action fast. Here’s what to do if you’re the victim of a burst pipe:

  • Turn off the water supply
  • Turn off all your electrical equipment nearby
  • Turn off your water heating systems
  • Call Coolibah Plumbing!

Coolibah Plumbing can find the burst pipe, even if it is not obvious. We can determine whether the pipe needs to be repaired or replaced, and the job can be done quickly and efficiently. Around 90% of burst pipe problems can be fixed onsite, which will save you both time and money.

There are several reasons why pipes can burst. They can be cut by a lawn mower or punctured by a drill, or frost may make them expand to the point of bursting. Older pipes may corrode and rust, allowing the pipe to burst.

When water turns into ice during extreme temperature, it expands by 10%. When this expansion happens in a closed environment like a water pipe, there will be pressure on the inner walls of the pipe. Even if the pipes that you use are strong enough to handle the stress of frozen water every now and then, the structural integrity of the pipe will weaken and, eventually, it will burst.

In certain situations, copper, steel and iron pipes and fittings are vulnerable to rust. Joining different metals together can cause rust in piping. Galvanic corrosion, also known as bimetallic corrosion, happens when two dissimilar metals are connected and exposed to an electrolyte, like water.

Our plumbers control or prevent corrosion in pipes by using anti-corrosion pipes or, at least, the same types of metals for plumbing connections. When corrosion resistant pipes are unavailable, and we cannot use the same metal – we will install pipe corrosion protection in the form of a fibre or plastic connector between the joints to prevent different metals from touching.

Corroded pipes turn water passing through them highly acidic, non-drinkable, and of a brownish-rusty colour. For this reason, pipe corrosion repair should be done as soon as you detect the symptoms of corrosion.


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