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WHY DO PIPES BURST?
There are a number of factors which can result in your pipes bursting. The four main reasons to why pipes become stressed and burst are:
If there is the chance that it is so cold that ice begins to develop in your pipes, it can break the pipe. The pressure caused by the ice expanding will need to escape and therefore, usually at weaker points, burst open the pipe.
When a significant increase in the water pressure occurs in the pipes, failure of plumbing or a burst pipe may happen. The pressure inside the pipe will cause a rupture in the pipe, which means that the pipe would no longer have the power to hold the pressure. The pipe will fragment and be broken.
There is also a chance that your pipe is not secured properly which can cause the movement of pipes. This means that the pipes will move around and eventually at weaker points break. Back and forth movements are what cause the pipes to clash and break and pressurised water will rush out of the pipe.
Even though pipes are designed to not break and last for longer periods of time, some factors can corrode the pipes. Slow building corrosion of pipes can be caused by numerous factors. Such as, if there is an imbalance of pH in the water or if rust begins to develop from the galvanised iron coating wearing away.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF MY PIPES BURST?
It is never advised to have your pipes be at a point where they may break. The damage caused to homes and workplaces can be tremendous. Here are some negative results of pipes bursting:
If the contents in your building have been wet from leaking/ burst pipes, drying everything may take some time. Mold may build up if everything is damp for prolonged periods of time. Carpet and padding are subject to experience more mold, and if air con or heat cycles are flowing these can fly the mold around the house. The smell of mould will build up in the house and also the health hazard mould brings is not good for anyone.
With water leaking everywhere in a home it can ruin wiring and insulation. The wires can be severely damaged with contact to the water and the insulation will be saturated and lose effectiveness. Short circuit and fires may also occur with the damaged wires, therefore, immediate action is required.
When the water being blasted or simply leaked in the walls and ceilings it can cause structural damage to your home. The water can rot sub-floors and wooden support beams and rust can occur on steel brackets. All these are very costly and can be hidden more often than known.
If leaking occurs, this can slowly increase the amount of money being spent on water. If the chance that a lot of water rushed out of the burst pipes, it can flood areas of the home. It is likely that you will notice your water billing increasing or visible flooding if this is the case.
These are unwanted problems that can arise from your water pipes bursting. They are costly and can really damage the insides of your home or work. They can bring unhealthy situations to people in the building and have the possibility of being extremely bad for your physical and financial health.
SYDNEY BURST PIPE PLUMBERS
When you suspect your pipes are leaking or they have already burst, contact Optimised Plumbing Services. Our 20 plus years of experience ensures you that we truly understand what we are doing. As burst pipes can be difficult to manage, our team has the knowledge to do what is exactly needed to resolve the dilemma. We will arrive on time with our emergency plumber service as burst pipes are never something that should be prolonged. We can fix burst pipe problems of all types with our exceptional burst pipe plumber facility. Contact us today at email@example.com and get your burst pipe fixed today!