There are many myths about the cause of burst pipes. In fact, there are so many myths that it can be hard to know what’s really true and what’s not. That’s why we’re here to set the record straight.
In this blog, we’ll dispel some of the most common myths about burst pipes and give you the facts instead. So read on to learn more!
Myth 1. Burst pipes only happen in older homes
Myth 2. Pipes only burst in colder climates
It is true that pipes on the Gold Coast are not likely to burst due to cold weather. The Gold Coast is not susceptible to freezing temperatures.
However, here are some things that can cause a pipe to burst in any temperature:
Too much pressure on the pipes
What to do if your pipe bursts
If you experience a pipe burst in your home or yard, it is important to take the proper steps to mitigate the damage and prevent further water intrusion. The first thing you should do is turn off the water main and call a plumber.
Once the plumber arrives, they will be able to determine the source of the leak and make necessary repairs.
In the meantime, you can begin to clean up the water. Use absorbent materials such as towels, blankets, or rugs to soak up as much water as possible. Place these materials in a safe place where they will not be stepped on or tracked through your home. You may also want to remove any furniture that may be wet and affected by mildew or mould growth.
If you have any concerns about the state of your pipes or the risk of them bursting, contact Oceanside Services. We have experienced plumbers with extensive knowledge to address all your plumbing issues. Call 07 5520 7100 for a chat, or add your details and request into our contact form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.