4 Common Causes of Burst Water Pipes and Plumbing Leaks

4 Common Causes of Burst Water Pipes and Plumbing Leaks

Like most things in life, there is generally a good reason for water pipe bursting or plumbing leaks. By far these are our top 4 Common Causes of Damaged Water Pipes:

  1. Renovations & Gardening – digging in the garden or doing renovations around the house sometimes result in a burst water pipe.
  2. Corroded or worn pipe, operating under pressure can are often known to burst or crack.
  3. Water Pipes Hammering – air blocked in pipes can cause hammering when taps are turned off. This pipe hammering can cause joints to loosen and pipes to wear.
  4. Finally, there is a price to living in paradise. If you live anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, you will know how often we are blessed with Rain. This, coupled with our beautiful treescape environment, causes tree roots to grow rapidly. Tree roots love finding their way into residential water pipes and are one of he major causes for water leaks outside the home.

If you think you have a water leak, either inside or outside your home, watch this little video on how to check for a water leak, or give us a call on 1300 138 022 and we will get it sorted for you.