Sometimes, the first sign of trouble is an unusually high water bill – homeowners are often shocked by how much a ‘small leak’ costs in wasted water. Depending on the location of the leak or burst pipe you might be facing a serious issue and the longer you leave it the worse the problem will get.
You might notice loss of water pressure, water inside a cupboard, or a water stain forming on the ceiling. This could be leaking tapware from an upstairs bathroom. Soggy ground or puddles in the garden may indicate a bust pipe underground or blocked stormwater drain.
With prolonged or repeated exposure to water, building materials such as wood, plaster and even concrete can be affected, reducing the appeal and market value of your property. Early intervention will save you money! For fast response call now 0418 831 313 (mobile).
For a burst pipe, we recommend you turn off the water (either at the water mains or a valve closer to the problem) and use towels to soak up the water. For fast and reliable emergency plumbing call Blue Diamond Plumbing on 0418 831 313 (mobile) immediately.
Burst pipes are not just an inconvenience, they can have a serious flow on effect. If not repaired or replaced quickly, water damage from burst pipes can cause flooding and undermine the structural integrity of your property and cause a range of related issues.
If you notice a leak, you need to act quickly.
Water damage can lead to warping or discolouration of flooring, cupboards, walls and ceilings. It also causes mould, which may cause serious health and safety issues. To avoid costly repairs, property owners are advised to conduct regular plumbing maintenance checks on their properties.
Water from burst pipes causes damage to fixtures and furniture, which is not always covered by insurance. While specific policies vary, the general rule is that building insurance or contents insurance will cover plumbing if the damage was sudden and accidental, such as a burst pipe. However, gradual damage from a leaking sink is not.
Beware of mould and mildew at home caused by leaking pipes or steaming hot showers! In addition, the health hazards (such as allergic reaction or asthma attack) mould can also cause odours and structural damage. This can lead to expensive maintenance, replacement, or management costs such as professional cleaning.
Pests such as cockroaches, spiders, ants, and termites, thrive in dirty, damp atmospheres. To avoid pest infestation, keep your walls, floors, ceilings, and cupboards clean and dry. Pests like mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so check around your house for blocked drains or soggy areas of the garden.
The best way to avoid expensive repairs is to maintain your plumbing at peak efficiency. If you have any signs of a water leak, call an experienced professional to locate and repair the leak before it becomes a larger problem. Left untended, a burst pipe will lead to bigger problems and additional expense.