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The Damage that Burst Pipes Can Cause and How to Fix them

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A burst pipe can be a very severe plumbing emergency. You can easily live with a minor leak for a short duration of time and it’s the same for low water pressure and hot water problems. But dealing with burst pipes is a real challenge.

They can cause extreme damage to your property and affect features like the walls and ceilings of your home. You need to contact a professional plumber ASAP if this is the situation. Call the Everlast Plumbing team for our quick services across Sydney.

 

Types of Damage That Burst Pipes Can Cause

1. Indoor Flooding

The minute you have a burst pipe, indoor flooding could be a huge problem. Not only do the ceiling and walls get damaged, but it ruins your carpets, furniture, and floorboards too. This is also dangerous because the water might seep into the electrical system of your home.

2. Mould Build-up

Mould can start to grow within as less as 24-48 hours of water flooding and seeping. The only thing it needs is minimal, sunlight and moisture and most homes have these. The burst pipes and all the water create the ideal environment for the moss to grow.   Mosquitos may also start breeding because of the humidity present in the house.

3. Structural Deterioration and Damage

Burst pipes are notorious for causing structural damage to your property. This could happen due to the water seeping into the foundations of your home through columns and walls. They are responsible for holding your house together, and any damage caused to them would result in catastrophic events. This becomes extremely dangerous for the safety of your family or staff members (in the case of a commercial property).

 

Common causes of burst pipes

  • Root growth in pipes
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Poor workmanship
  • blockages

 

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services

The best solution to this would be to get a plumbing inspection throughout your property. It is always better to be preventive than reactive, which minimizes the damage. Your plumber will inspect every pipe on your property. Doing this will help identify the cause and severity of the problem. This way, a solution, and on-the-spot fixes will be offered. Plumbing maintenance is the best way to prevent your pipes from bursting and causing all these problems. We offer the best plumbing services and are here to attend to emergencies too.

We are quick in our response and make sure that the best techniques and tools are used in the work. We also cover all our work with guarantees and you can be sure we will do the work right the first time around. We are committed to providing our clients value for money and offer cost-effective solutions for any job we handle.

For any more information about any of our services, feel free to contact Everlast Plumbing at (02) 8045 5100. We cater to residential and commercial clients across these areas in Sydney. Alternatively, send us your queries through this Contact Us form.


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