5 Steps To Follow If You Discover A Pipe Burst On Your Property

by | Apr 10, 2020

Yep, sadly, things happen. One day you’re streaming your favourite show peacefully; the next, your yard or the inside of your house is flooding from a burst pipe. Unfortunately, none of us is immune to such stressful situations. So, what would you do if this happened on your property? (Hint: ‘cry in a corner’ is nowhere near the correct answer). There are different ways to approach the problem but, in this blog, we will outlay the most ideal steps to follow if you find yourself in such a predicament.

Step 1 – Switch Off Your Water Supply At The Main Source

The main supply is normally situated somewhere outside, on your premises. Shut it off so that your pipes stop receiving water from the main network.

Step 2 – Leave Your Cold Taps Open To Empty Water From The System

Once the supply has been cut, you can start by draining all cold water from the system. Open the taps in your kitchen, scullery and bathrooms to make the process go by quicker.

Step 3 – Turn Off Your Geyser And Leave Your Hot Taps Open To Empty What’s Left

Follow by switching off your water boiler, then opening your remaining taps to let out any hot water in your pipe network. This will leave your entire piping system empty and ready for inspection and repairs.

Step 4 – Get A Plumber To Identify & Correct The Cause Of The Burst

Now that there’s no more leaking, you can call a local plumber to come and take a look at the situation. At this point, your above-mentioned actions will have made it easier to find the source of your issue, determine a course for corrective action, and repair or replace the relevant pipes.

Step 5 – Ensure That Your Plumber Installs Preventative Measures

At Wild Water Plumbing, we are all about saving you money over the long term. We will install  preventative measures so that you don’t have to deal with the same problem any time soon.

As long as you know the basic focal areas, you can trust your Wild Water Plumber to take care of the rest. At the end of the day, you have to ensure that you take the right actions to protect your property in the long term.

At Wild Water Plumbing, we have a dedicated team that can help you with emergencies and long-standing issues alike. Call us for help with your burst pipe today.