Burst Water Pipe Services

S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting responds quickly to plumbing emergencies. If you’re faced with a burst water pipe, our experienced plumbers are standing by to make prompt, reliable repairs.

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Burst Water Pipe Repair & Replacement in Brisbane

A burst water pipe can cause a lot of damage within your home. Not only do broken water pipes lead to leaks that damage your household possessions, but a burst water pipe can also affect the foundation of your home, along with other portions of its structure such as walls, floors, and ceilings. 

When you’re faced with a burst water pipe, it’s critical to have the issue repaired immediately. S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting specialises in burst water pipe repair and replacement services that are both reliable and prompt in order to minimise damage to your home, your plumbing infrastructure, and your belongings.

Common Causes of a Burst Water Pipe

It can be very alarming when a pipe within your home bursts unexpectedly, and it may lead homeowners to wonder if there are other problems with their home’s plumbing. However, burst water pipes can occur for a number of reasons, some of which fall well outside of your control. The most common reasons for a burst water pipe are:

  • Damaged Joints or Plumbing Connections – These are the most common issue we see, especially with older houses. A damaged joint or plumbing connection is often like a ticking time bomb for major plumbing issues, including burst pipes.

  • Clogs or Blockages – Burst pipes occur when the pressure within a pipe is too great for the pipe to withstand. Major blockages in your plumbing can cause pressure to build to extreme levels. All that water needs somewhere to go, and when it can’t squeeze past the blockage, it can create a crack or break in your water pipe.

  • Home Renovations – Doing home renovations is an Australian tradition, but it comes with quite a few headaches if you don’t work with the right experienced professionals. Digging in the yard and clipping a pipe will set you back more than you bargained for.

  • Extreme Temperatures – Temperature swings cause the ground or concrete surrounding your pipes to expand and contract, creating added pressure. If pipes are corroded or otherwise compromised, these temperature swings can result in a burst water pipe.

  • Water Hammering – Water hammering is a common plumbing issue named for the hammering sound produced when rapidly turning a tap on and off. The impact of the water can wear out older pipes and even cause a pipe to burst, in some cases.

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S&J Is the Go-To Plumber for Burst Water Pipe Repair in Brisbane

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we’re proud to be Brisbane’s leading emergency plumber. We understand that plumbing emergencies don’t operate according to a set schedule, so when your water pipe bursts in the middle of the night or over the weekend, you can count on S&J to pick up the phone and schedule a repair.

What’s more, our friendly and professional team has more than 20 years of experience in the plumbing industry. We have the skills and expertise to diagnose the root cause of your burst water pipe, meaning we can fix your burst water pipe now and prevent future issues down the line.

If one of your water pipes has broken, the S&J Plumbing team is ready to take your call. Get in touch with us today!

"I needed a plumber on short notice on the weekend. James arrived quickly and detected the problem and addressed it in a very professional manner. he was very focused in his work and the result was outstanding. Thank you James."

Gabriela Arrias

"These guys were prompt when we called them with no hot water and a blocked drain. They were reliable, honest and took pride in their business. I called 5 local plumbers and they were the only ones who picked up and then made space for us as we needed urgent help. And in the following days, only one of the other plumbers called back. I was very impressed with their work and will definitely be going back to them with any future plumbing needs. Thank you for everything!"

Grace Funston

Burst Water Pipe FAQs

What to do if you have a burst water pipe?

The first step is to locate your water main’s shutoff valve and cut the supply of water. Next, call an experienced plumber, like the team here at S&J: 1300 600 508. We’ll be there as soon as possible!

How do you know if your water pipe is burst?

Common signs of a burst water pipe include a sudden drop or change in water pressure, an unexpectedly high water bill, leaks or mould, clanging or dripping noises in your walls, or discoloured and/or odd-smelling water.

If one pipe burst should you be concerned for the rest of your system?

When one pipe bursts it is often an indication that you will have problems with your entire pipe system, as it is usually all installed at the same time.

Can you prevent burst pipes?

One of the best ways to prevent burst pipes is to have your plumbing checked every five years to prevent problems before they start. S&J has a complete plumbing checklist we are happy to run every five years to keep your water flowing freely and prevent pipe bursts.

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