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Adelaide burst pipe repairs

ABA Plumbing & Gas are your Adelaide burst pipe repair experts. We offer a same day emergency plumber and are available 24/7, across all metro suburbs. If you experience a leaking or burst pipe in Adelaide then call us for a prompt, professional and proficient repair from one of our fully insured and qualified plumbers with all work being guaranteed.

A leaking or burst pipe can be an absolute nightmare for any property owner. A burst pipe is pretty easy to notice as water will be gushing onto your property. If this happens you should turn your water off at the mains and call in an Adelaide master plumber from ABA Plumbing & Gas immediately.

A leaking pipe is usually not as obvious as a burst pipe to notice, as our pipes are concealed in our walls, ceilings and underground it takes time for the damage from the leaking pipe to surface.

There are some tell-tale signs that may indicate a leaking pipe on your property:
  • Dampness, or discolouration of carpetEspecially in areas near bathrooms, laundries and kitchens.
  • Ceiling changesIncluding sagging, discolouration or strange marks.
  • Damp and musty smells
  • Flakey, or scaly paintIncluding in light fittings.
  • Poor water pressure
  • Increased water billsWith no reasonable explanation.
  • Dripping, hissing, or the sound of running waterWhen no taps are turned on.
  • Cracked or damp pavers, pooling water or soft depressionsOn your exterior property.

What causes a burst or leaking pipe?

There are many reasons that can cause a pipe to burst or leak with the main factors being damage from tree roots, corrosion, incorrect pipeline installation (which is why it is always advised to use a professional and qualified plumber!) rodent damage, movements caused by ground vibrations, blocked pipe damage through to just ageing pipework. Leaking or burst pipes can happen in any building – old or new, and can happen at any time.

For a burst or leaking pipe repair in Adelaide call ABA Plumbing & Gas ANYTIME on 08 8297 7637. We’ll have a local plumber to your location, no matter which metro suburb of Adelaide you are in, to quickly repair or replace your leaking or burst pipe with a professional service and quality workmanship guaranteed. Our trusted Adelaide emergency plumbers are available 24/7 and provide pensioner discounts.

How to test for a leaking pipe

Besides the more obvious visual reasons that are listed above, the only sign that may indicate a leaking pipe on your property is an increase in your water bills. You can confirm your suspicions of a leaking pipe yourself by checking your water meter readings. Take note of the numbers on your water meter, do not use any water on your property for approximately an hour then go back and read the meter numbers – if they have increased then there is a leak present somewhere on your property.

Frequently Asked Questions


What to do if a water pipe bursts in the house?

If a water pipe bursts in your house, first turn off the main water supply. Next, open faucets to relieve pressure and drain excess water. Call ABA Plumbing & Gas immediately for expert assistance to assess and repair the burst pipe.

What are the common causes of burst pipes in a home?

Burst pipes can result from various factors, including cold temperatures, corrosion, water pressure fluctuations, and aging pipes. ABA Plumbing & Gas can assess your plumbing system to identify and address the specific cause of the burst.

How long does it take to fix a burst main water pipe?

The time to fix a burst main water pipe can vary based on factors such as the pipe’s location and the extent of damage. ABA Plumbing & Gas prioritises emergencies, aiming for swift responses and efficient repairs.

What is the difference between a pipe leak and a pipe burst?

A pipe leak involves a gradual release of water, while a pipe burst results in a sudden and significant flow of water. Pipe bursts are more severe and require immediate attention to prevent extensive damage.

How do I know if my pipes have burst under my house?

Signs of pipes bursting under your house include water damage, dampness, or water pooling in the foundation area. Unexplained decreases in water pressure or water meter readings are also indicators. Contact ABA Plumbing & Gas for a thorough inspection.

How do you fix a burst pipe at home?

To temporarily fix a burst pipe at home, use a pipe clamp or a rubber patch. However, for a lasting solution, it’s crucial to seek professional help. ABA Plumbing & Gas experts will assess the situation and implement proper repairs to prevent future issues.

How does ABA Plumbing & Gas fix burst pipes in Adelaide homes?

At ABA Plumbing & Gas we employ advanced techniques to fix burst pipes in Adelaide homes. After assessing the extent of the damage, our skilled technicians may use methods such as pipe clamping, patching, or, in more severe cases, pipe replacement. Our goal is to ensure a lasting and effective solution tailored to the specific situation, safeguarding your Adelaide home from further plumbing issues.

Can burst pipes lead to other plumbing issues?

Yes, if left untreated, burst pipes can lead to water damage, mould growth, and compromised structural integrity. ABA Plumbing & Gas’s prompt intervention ensures not only the repair of the burst pipe but also the prevention of potential secondary issues.

What steps should I take immediately after discovering a burst pipe?

Upon discovering a burst pipe, turn off the main water supply, open taps to drain excess water, and contact ABA Plumbing & Gas for emergency assistance. Our team will guide you through the initial steps and dispatch experts to assess and repair the issue.

Are burst pipes more common in older homes?

Burst pipes can be more common in older homes due to aging plumbing systems and materials. ABA Plumbing & Gas offers inspections and upgrades to ensure the resilience of your plumbing, reducing the risk of burst pipes.

Can tree roots cause pipes to burst?

Yes, tree roots can infiltrate pipes, causing blockages and exerting pressure that may lead to burst pipes. ABA Plumbing & Gas conducts thorough inspections and employs root control measures to prevent root-related issues and potential pipe bursts.

Is water damage covered by insurance after a burst pipe?

Typically, homeowner’s insurance covers water damage resulting from a burst pipe. ABA Plumbing & Gas recommends documenting the damage and contacting your insurance provider promptly. We can assist with assessments and documentation for your claim.

Fully insured & qualified local Adelaide plumbers

When it comes to a burst or leaking pipe in Adelaide you should only trust a fully qualified and insured local plumber to provide the pipework repairs or replacements. This not only guarantees safety and longevity from the plumbing repair but is also a major factor for any required insurance claims that may be eligible due to any structural, or other, damaged caused. At ABA Plumbing & Gas we are your local fully qualified and trusted Adelaide master plumbers.

ABA Plumbing & Gas are your Adelaide water leak detection and repair specialists. We come to you fully equipped to locate your leak and provide a fast leaking pipe repair, or burst pipe repair or replacement 24/7 – all Adelaide suburbs.

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