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Burst Water Pipes

A burst water pipe is a challenge you can never prepare for.

Burst Water Pipes Need Repairing?

A burst water pipe is a challenge you can never prepare for. Financially, practically and logistically you can’t factor a burst pipe into life the way you can a renovation or scheduled plumbing works.

So, to minimise disruption, when a water pipe bursts, you need someone who can be there immediately.

DCM Plumbing is a Gold Coast-based plumber who can locate a leak, repair it and help you complete paperwork to submit to local council to request a rebate on any excess water consumption charges you may incur due to this leak.

If you have an emergency burst pipe you need to locate your water meter and turn it off by turning the valve clockwise until it stops. Then call DCM to arrange a plumber to carry out repairs as quickly as possible to limit the inconvenience to your household.

Top Tip – Your water meter can usually be found at the front left or right of the property in a green or black lidded box, or next to a toilet or under a sink if you are living in a unit.

What to do if you only suspect a burst water pipe:

  • Stop using all water in or outside the house (including taps, washing machine, dishwasher and toilets).
  • Locate the water meter and make a note of the digits on the meter (including the red digits and dials).
  • Re-read the meter in an hour (remember, don’t use the household water in this time).
  • If the digits have moved, it’s likely that a leak is present.
  • Turn off the water supply at the meter immediately to avoid excess water usage charges and call a licensed plumber.
  • DCM Plumbing is fully licensed and provides a same-day service to avoid the leak causing damage to the property.

need an emergency repair for your burst water pipe?

Call DCM

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HOW TO SPOT A BURST WATER PIPE:

CAUSES OF BURST WATER PIPE:

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If you’ve already received a larger than average water bill, Gold Coast City Council may offer relief for high usage caused by concealed water leaks.

If we carry out a repair that will qualify for relief on your water bill, we’ll send you a form to apply for a rebate along with details of the repair and the first meter reading. Take a look at the form here.

All you need to do is complete your personal details and take a second meter reading a week after the repair and send your application to Gold Coast City Council.

Tip:
GCCC only allow three relief applications in a ten-year period, so make sure the water bill is excessive enough to warrant a claim

Plumbing work carried out in Queensland must be completed by a licensed plumber with the appropriate endorsements. If you suspect a burst water pipe, call DCM Plumbing on (07) 5576 5305 today

Blocked Drain FAQs

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What To Do About a Blocked Sewer

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Blocked sinks & basins
These can be caused locally by hair and gunk stuck around plug hole and pipework leading from the sink into the main household drainage system. Pop up plugs are the biggest culprit of this problem as they can be tricky to get out to clean. The usual scenario to clear a blockage local to a sink/basin is to first plunge to see if this pushes anything within the trap and pipework down into the main drainage system. If this doesn’t clear it, the next step is to undo the trap under the sink or basin to see if there are any foreign objects stuck in it. If there are, it’s just a matter of emptying is out, cleaning the trap and reinstalling it. If when the trap is reinstalled water still isn’t getting away then the blockage is usually not local to the sink or basin and needs to be investigated further.
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Blocked toilets
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Blocked basins
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Blocked kitchen sinks
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When a dig up repair isn’t preferable
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Jetter/CCTV drain camera/Locator
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