Burst Water Pipes

About Burst Water Pipes

Whether you have an obvious burst water pipe or you suspect you might have a leak somewhere due to a high water bill or similar, a burst water pipe is never something that should be ignored. A burst water pipe in Cairns can be especially disastrous, given how precious fresh water is in this area and even a slow flowing burst can cause material damage, a hazard to electrical wiring and components, as well as to people. Thankfully, the friendly and professional team at Raymond Plumbing have extensive experience in detecting and repairing burst water pipes.

You may think that your water leak or burst pipe is going to be impossible to find. Perhaps it’s under a concrete slab or within a tiled wall. Don’t fear though, as Raymond Plumbing’s technologically advanced equipment can locate the pipes on your property in record time, then we’re able to accurately determine where the leak is, no matter how big or small. By using this latest technology, any excess damage to your property’s structure is reduced or eliminated, meaning there’s no extra costs associated with fixing walls and flooring that would have to be removed in the old days. Some common signs that you have a burst water pipe or similar leaking include, but are not limited to:

  • An obvious leak from a visible pipe or around your sink areas
  • Dripping from ceiling or down walls anywhere in your property
  • Your water meter keeps running when water is not being used on your property
  • Unexpected low water pressure
  • A wet patch on your property that can’t be explained by any other means
  • A patch of grass that’s greener or growing faster in one small section of your property
  • Bubbling, flaky or scaling paint in areas where pipes are expected to be
  • Visible water stains or discolouration on walls or ceilings
  • Carpet near bathroom, kitchen or laundry that is wet / damp or looks discoloured due to water staining
  • Musty smells, mould or mildew and dampness in unexpected areas of the property
  • A water drip or hissing sound within walls or under flooring
  • Water hammer (noisy or banging pipes)

All of these signs of a burst water pipe can happen individually or together, but they should be checked, even if there’s no other symptoms. It can be very difficult to spot a burst pipe, as symptoms may be very subtle or not even related to a water leak. For instance, you may notice a tiny little patch of discolouration on your ceiling that could indicate either leaking from an upstairs wet area, from a hole in your ceiling caused by a broken gutter, a broken pipe in the ceiling crawl space or even from a pest – such as rodents, possums or feral cats – continually urinating in the one spot of your ceiling! Another example is that you may notice a small amount of bubbling or peeling paint on a wall that’s backing onto a wet area. This may be due to the Cairns heat causing condensation behind your paint, or it could be because the painter didn’t clean the wall properly before painting.

It could also be due to a burst pipe in the wall or because the waterproof membrane surrounding a shower (for instance) has developed a hole and is leaking through the wall! It just goes to show how important it is to get these things checked so they don’t continue to cause destruction to your property’s structural integrity.

What do I do if a pipe has burst?
The first step is to turn off your water at the mains as well as turn off your hot water system if it is a hot water pipe. Turn on all the taps in your home until the pipes are water-free, then ensure there’s no risk of electronics coming into contact with the water that has burst from the pipe. If there is a risk of electrocution and you can’t remove the danger, turn off your power at the mains immediately. Then, give the friendly team at Raymond Plumbing a call on (07) 4032 0089 and we’ll come to your rescue!

Service Process

Step 1:

Pinpoint exactly what your plumbing issue is or what symptoms are occurring before giving us a call (e.g., “I have a leak coming from under the sink in the bathroom” or “when I turn my kitchen tap on, no water comes out, but there’s a gurgling sound”).

Step 2:

Log a call at our office by calling (07) 4032 0089 or email us at admin@raymondplumbing.com.au

Step 3:

Determine what times would best suit you for a plumber to visit, then have a chat to our administrators about your preferred booking time (jobs are booked in for two hour blocks, with the exception of the first job of the day)

Step 4:

One of our highly professional plumbers will attend your property at the time you’ve booked in!

Step 5:

An invoice for any due amount will be issued via email within approximately 2 business days. Accounts are 7-day accounts.

Contact Us Now!

Give Raymond Plumbing a call today. We’ll take care of all your plumbing needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

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