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. Our plumbers can fix burst water pipes in Gold Coast and surrounding suburbs.
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.
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. Our plumbers can locate and fix burst water pipes in Gold Coast and surrounding suburbs.
If you suspect a burst water pipe, your best bet is to call a professional, licensed plumber – and if you’re on the Gold Coast, you should call DCM Plumbing. Our burst pipe plumbers will go the extra mile and identify the root cause and ensure that it is dealt with quickly and effectively in order to minimise any future problems.
Water hammer is a phenomenon caused by rapidly moving water coming to a sudden stop because of a tap being turned off. It is also known as hydraulic shock. It sounds like a hammer hitting your pipes and is caused by the shockwave of the water stopping suddenly, causing the pipes to shake and hit the wall if they are close to one. You’ll most likely know it when you hear it.
If left untreated, bad water hammer can damage your pipes over time, causing them to loosen from their straps and supports and may even lead to a burst pipe. This is why you should contact DCM Plumbing today if you notice any water hammer issues in your home!
Whilst there’s no set answer, most burst pipes are fixed within a few hours, however, some may be fixed in as little as 15 minutes. It depends entirely on the severity of the damage, the material of the pipe (the plumber may need to locate certain materials), and the ease of access to the pipe (an underground pipe is much harder to access than one under your bathroom sink!).
Fixing a pipe that is inside of a wall is a tricky task, so it’s best left to the professionals; and if you’re on the Gold Coast, there’s no better burst pipe plumber than DCM Plumbing, so contact us today. That being said, if you do need to fix a burst pipe inside of a wall yourself, here is how to do it:
Next, you have a few options. To repair the burst pipe you can use any of these to patch up the hole:
Again, this type of work can be expensive and time-consuming, and the right material depends on the material of the pipe. It’s best to leave it to a professional and save yourself the headache!
Yes, over time a dripping tap can lead to damage to your home as the water seeps into the surrounding areas. It will also lead to pools of stagnant festering water which can lead to mould and germ growth. Yuck! Best to get it sorted ASAP.
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