Burst water pipes is one of the most common plumbing problems that occur and harbours the potential to cause serious damage. If a pipe bursts in the ceiling or floor it can be some time before the water surfaces. Water can cause serious damage to property which is why we take burst pipes very seriously at Alpha Plumbing and have a plumbing team on 24-hour standby, seven days a week to attend to burst water pipe repairs.

Several factors may cause a pipe to burst, including corrosion or old age, incorrect installation, excessive area water pressure and inferior quality materials used. Water piping is often subjected to great pressure and any fault in the piping will be exposed over time and broken down. The factor that stands out as the most prominent cause of pipes bursting is freezing conditions. A pipe bursts when frozen due to the expansion of the water as it becomes ice. This puts pressure on the pipe from the inside and something has to give.

As quite a lot of the piping in your home is hidden in flooring, roof spaces or walls, the damage caused can be devastating. Leaking or burst water pipes are not always visible and are often only discovered when an excessive water bill is received or damage to property occurs. If the exact location of the burst pipe is obscured a home owner will be well advised to carry out leak detection tests. At Alpha Plumbing we are equipped with the necessary expertise and state of the art water leak detection equipment to pinpoint the exact location of the leak thereby avoiding any unnecessary digging or chopping.

If a pipe bursts in the ceiling or floor it can be some time before the water surfaces. Water can cause serious damage to property and water consumption can be quite costly which is why we take burst pipes very seriously at Alpha Plumbing and have a plumbing team on 24-hour standby, seven days a week to attend to burst water pipe repairs.