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Have you or your friend or family come across a situation with Burst Pipe Repair? Well, our professional engineers from emergency plumber Surrey team have dealt with 1000’s of emergency burst pipe repair from last few decades.
It is hard to tell when your pipe will burst and cause your headache. Your whole plumbing structure at your home has water pipes, and it can leak and even worst explode the pipe and cause flooding and monetary damage to your house.
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One of the main reason that may cause Burst Pipe is because of Frozen Pipes. If you live in cold country like the UK may experience Frozen Pipe during the winter season when we have extreme winter in some part of the country.
It is essential to have a basis DIY skill to fix the frozen pipe. Also, it is crucial you follow the correct procedure to thaw a frozen pipe and get the water flowing. If it is not done right you there are chances your pipe will burst, and you will look for Burst Pipe Repair Plumber like us.
Here are the tips which you can follow carefully to avoid the burst pipe and save money and time.
First of all, you need to find the frozen pipe. The pipe could be inside or outside the wall. If it is outside the wall, it will be a lot easier to fix since you can see but it is inside the wall than either you have to be extra cautious or get help from Emergency Plumber in Surrey and get it fixed professionally.
If the frozen pipe is visible, you should notice pipe with frost or bulge. Also, it is easier to determine whether the pipeline is frozen is by opening the faucet. It is most likely; the tap will have no water or very little water coming out from it.
Locate the stop tap and turn it off.
Try to open both hot and cold water handles before thawing the water to relieve the pressure in the pipe.
Once you have found the pipe and manage to relieve the pressure in the pipe by getting the water flow from the nearest frozen pipe by opening the faucet, next thing you need to do is start the Frozen Pipe Thawing Process.
Start the thawing from the near the faucet work towards the frozen area of the pipe. You can use a hairdryer on the lowest settings or hot water bottle or soak towel on the hot water and wrap it around the pipe. We recommend using excessive heat which can damage the pipe and burst or lead to a fire incident. You could also use Electrical Heating Tape around the frozen pipe.
Ok, this was an easy bit since the frozen pipe is visible but what about if the frozen pipe is not visible or inside the wall. You could apply few DIY tactics and see if you can fix it but be careful or you could hire one of our experienced and insured local plumbers.
You could place an infrared lamp in front of the portion of the wall where the pipe is located and hopefully defrost the pipe. You could also put the heating up and let the lot water flow around the house. Finally, you may need to cut out the section of wall where you think the frozen pipe is located and once the pipeline is visible, you can apply the thawing process.
Nether-less to say burst pipe could happen any time of the year. It is best practice to have a regular check-up at least once a year by the reputed plumbing company can save you hiring an emergency plumber.
Regular check can help find the leaking pipe and fix it before bursting the pipe and cause a massive water leak and water damage.
It is imperative to know where your main Stop Tap is located so in case you have a burst pipe, least you can do is turn off the Stop Tap and Call the 24 hours Emergency Plumber. Also, you should have basic knowledge of DIY to stop the water until the plumber attends your house. It is a wise idea to keep few DIY tools including Pipe Leak Tape in your toolbox.
Well, this depends on the case and price may vary depending on situation and time of the day. Emergency plumber charges could be different in out of hours. Also, depending on the location of the pipe, burst pipe repair cost could be expensive if the plumber has to cut the wall if the pipeline is not visible.
Our qualified plumbers are available, to fix any pope burst in the house around Surrey and London Area.
According to Scaleguard.co.uk around 60% of the UK have either hard or very hard water. You could check their static here https://www.scaleguard.co.uk/hard-water-areas.html
Surprising Surrey falls into the category which has hard or very hard water with over 200mg of calcium carbonate per liter.
If you live in the hard water reason, you could install Scaleguard which will help to soften the water and improve your heating efficiency and appliances and help stop the wear and tear on the water pipe, preventing from the burst pipe.
Pipe can get rusty depending on the pipe (brass pipe, plastic pipe), condition and age and usage pipe can rust at some point. You have to be careful if you have Lead Water Pipes at home which is now illegal to use for plumbing. Instead, you should have Copper or at least plastic pipes through the house plumbing. It is wise to check the condition of the hose now and then and at least let the professional plumber inspect it once a year.
You would be surprised how many times our plumbers have found a poor setup was the main reason for the burst pipe. Hence, always hire a plumber from the trusted plumbing company only. There are many local plumbers in your area, but only few can be trusted and reliable. Also always use/buy high quality and industry standard pipes and other parts. Sometimes trying to save few quids can end up with a massive water leak leading to the water damage your property.
The first thing you will notice would be a water leak. Water can leak only if the pipes are worn out or not fitted correctly. Even a hairline crack on the tube can quickly become big and burst the pipe. Call the local plumber and get the water leak before it escalates.
If you are getting discoloured water, it is most likely caused by the pipe corrosion. If you live in hard water area pipe corrosion is common due to chemical reaction. You should seek for professional help and best not to try the DIY fix.
If you see a stain or big patch on the wall or ceiling, it could be the sign of water leak, and since it is not visible you should quickly call the plumber and get it inspected and fixed.
It is hard to say when the pipe may leak or burst but at least we could be careful and avoid it.
1. Regular check the pipes around the house
2. Get the professional plumber to check the pipeline at least once a year
3. Make sure you know the location of the Stop Tap to stop the Main Water Flow in the emergency
4. Fix even a hairline water leakage
5. Make sure you have a contact with the local plumber or Google Pro Emergency Plumber Near Me and get in touch with us.
6. Get all the pipe appropriately insulated.
7. Keep few emergency kits in your DIY Kit Box
8. Learn basis DIY.
9. If you are going way in the winter time, set your heating to a minimum of 14C to help avoid the frozen pipe issue.
It is essential to find a plumber who offers an excellent service with the warranty. Liable and affordable Emergency Plumber can be tricky to locate but do not choose the first plumber who can be cheap but doesn’t do the job properly, giving you more headache and hit your pocket hard.
The main reason why you should trust Pro Emergency Plumber Near Me is we have hundreds of Local Plumbers around you. We provide a 24 7 plumbing service for your peace of mind
We can help, both private and commercial customer with any Water Leak Detection Service. We have regular commercial customers who we have been serving various plumbing and heating services.
We know plumbing plumber can occur any time of the day. But do not worry we are here to help you at any time.
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