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Repairing of burst pipes and geysers

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Winter is recognised as the most typical time for geyser bursts. More than one-third of all insurance claims during winter months account for burst geysers and water pipes.

 

A burst geyser can cause a lot of damage to your ceilings, furniture and floors due to flooding. And if that isn’t stressful enough, often the most frustrating part is finding a reliable plumber to repair or replace your geyser.

 

Geyser Burst Causes

 

Thermostat Failure

Extremely high temperatures increase the water pressure beyond its standards causing it to burst.

 

Corrosion

Corrosion can happen due to a lack of maintenance and not using corrosion-resistant metals like stainless steel and copper.

 

Equally as unpleasant is a burst water pipe on your property. With water leaking out into your home or yard, it will not only cause damage but increase your water bill.

 

If you notice a decrease in water pressure, it is possible you have a leak. It is advised to fix this sooner rather than later since it might cause serious damage to your home’s foundation.

 

If you experience significant issues with your plumbing system, its best to find the cause quickly so you can work towards a solution.

 

Water Pipe Burst Causes

 

Frozen Pipes

During colder months water sometimes freeze inside pipes. This causes it to expand and increase pressure inside the pipe. Since the pressure needs some way to escape, it causes the pipe to burst.

 

Water Pressure

A notable increase in the water pressure can lead to a burst pipe. When the pressure increases, the pipes won’t be able to hold it, causing it to burst.

 

Corrosion

Minerals inside the water slowly wear down the pipe and can cause it to rupture.

 

What to Do When a Water Pipe or Geyser Bursts

 

For assistance with the repairing of burst pipes and geysers, you need to get in touch with a skilled professional. Plumber Cape has made it easy to obtain 3 quotes in a matter of minutes for your convenience.