If you think your home or business has some problems with excessive water bills, leaking or burst pipes, you may start to panic. Pipes are an essential part of a plumbing structure, and their failure can result in water damage and large bills.
With LOCAL Plumbing, there’s no need to worry. We offer all the services and repairs you will ever need. However, many problems can arise, during the colder months, the chances of your burst pipes increase. Cracks in your pipes can happen regardless of whether they’re made of plastic, copper or steel. As a result, a pipe burst can release up to 750 Lts of water in a single day and cause severe damage to your property.
Luckily, LOCAL Plumbing Sunshine Coast offers all the pipe repairs necessary to get your plumbing back in working order. When you’re faced with something as serious as a pipe burst, you’re going to want a local plumber you can trust to turn up on time. LOCAL Plumbing Sunshine Coast provide 24/7 Emergeny service and will be able to get your home or business back to normal.
On top of expensive bills, burst pipes and water leaks will caurse damage to your home, ceilings, walls or floors. If excessive moisture within your home you will also run the risk of dangerous mould and mildew growing in parts of your house thereby creating an unsafe environment.
Here are 3 signs that you may have a burst pipe in your home or business.
1 – HAS THERE BEEN A CHANGE IN WATER PRESSURE?
Have you noticed a drop in water pressure when you turn on tap or shower is there a decrease in the amount of water coming out
2 – DARK PATCHES OR WATER MARKS
Are the any darker patches Ceilings, Walls or Floor even outside concrete or greener grass can be a sign of a burst or leaking pipe
3 – UNITY WATER EXCESS WATER USAGE
If you water bill includes excess water charges, or doubles over a short time, Unity water will advise you and recommend you investigate possible water leaks.
Your first test is as simple as taking a water meter reading, ensuring all taps, washing machine dishwasher and toilets are off and not used of about an hour. Then take a second reading.. If taking the first reading the counters on the meter are turning while all taps and fixtures are off then you have a large leak. If both reading are the same and the meter isn’t moving then there a good chance you don’t have a leak.
However, the leak could be so small the meter may take several hours to show, or you could even have a faulty water meter.
OTHER SIMPLE TESTS
Check taps aren’t dripping, small drips add up over time.
Check your toilet to see if there are any leaks in or outside the toilet
So if your still unsure, or need further advice call LOCAL Plumbing Sunshine Coast, we can help locate and repair all leaks giving you piece of mind, in no time often same day service. So don’t delay call today available 24/7 or you can check more information on Unity Water website, giving you more information and showing you how to perform test on your water meter and check your toilets for hidden leak, before you call a plumber.