Like most things in life, there is generally a good reason for water pipe bursting…
In most cases it is pretty obvious where the water leak is coming from as it generally means a sudden gush of water from the burst water pipe. Then panic, and screaming ….. and the plumber gets called immediately (PHONE 1300 138 022 if you know are at this stage. Also read my post on How to turn off your Water and Stop the leak now as this will be useful at this point).
However, if you can’t see the leak and often sneaky little leaks can go undetected when concealed behind a wall or under the ground.
This in normally where water damage becomes a big problem. If left unattended, water leaks can be an expensive issue and cause major damage to your home.
My Top 4 Common Signs that you may have a hidden water pipe leak or a burst pipe are:
1. Your water pressure suddenly decreases.
2. There is a wet area or puddle that was not there before.
3 An unexplained increase in your water bill (High water bills are often the first clue for most of these leaks)
4. Newly Damp / Mouldy patch on the wall or Ceiling
If you suspect you have a water leak, Watch this little Video on how to check for a water leak.