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Burst Pipe Repair

A pipe burst is a particularly serious premises emergency. The damage can be pretty catastrophic if you don’t take action to solve it through burst pipe repair. While burst pipes and leaks can happen for many reasons, the main cause is usually a lack of maintenance or freezing during the winter. When water freezes in a pipe, it expands and exerts considerable pressure on pipework. This can cause cracks or ruptures at vulnerable places like joins. As a result, the pipe will develop a crack and water will leak.

Steps to take to prevent burst pipes

Insulating your pipes is a highly recommended step or even checking insulation for suitability and effectiveness. Our professional No1PHD plumbers can do this to make sure you’re set for the winter. This proactive step helps to prevent burst pipes and to spot further potential problems such as:

  • Taps giving out little or no water
  • Blocked sinks and slow-flushing toilets
  • Noisy central heating

However, even when you take the best precautions to avoid burst pipes, things can go wrong. In this case, our professionals will take steps to carry out a burst pipe repair and get you back on track.

Finding burst pipes

If a pipe bursts, you need to find the root cause straight away, whether there’s a full-on flood or just a minor trickle. Slow leaks from bursts can cause significant damage over time. Also, they can be hidden in the system. No1PHD will help by detecting hard-to-find plumbing problems and preventing more serious damage. When sourcing the cause of the problem, we check for:

  • Tell-tale water patches on ceilings, walls or plaster
  • Bulges in ceilings or walls
  • Damp floors

Our competent team can check these signs using sophisticated state-of-the-art cameras and listening devices. More importantly, if you haven’t already done so, our technician will turn off your mains water supply until the leak is repaired. They will also ensure that electrical installations are safe in the presence of water leaks.


Minimising the damage

Our No1PHD professional team will help to minimise any damage, for example, by soaking up excess water before carrying out the burst pipe repair. This includes searching in tricky places like ceilings and under floors.

A further step our plumbers may take is to turn off your central heating system and carry out central heating repairs, if required, to resolve the leak. They may even drain the pipes to enable repairs. Most people would agree that this is a job they would prefer to leave to the professionals!

Inspecting the plumbing infrastructure

Once the leak has been detected and pinpointed, a full inspection can be carried out by a No1PHD plumber. This helps to plan for suitable repairs and/or replacements and means you can receive a quotation for further works to fix a burst pipe or plumbing problem. For minor pipe repairs, a small patch may be necessary, possibly using a chemical bond or commercial tape. On the other hand, a major repair might mean pipework replacement is needed.

Fixing the problem

Our experts will use the right repair tools for burst pipe repairs. This will not only fix the problem but will also stop it from recurring any time soon. As part of fixing a burst, our team uses special clamps and measuring tools to get the right pipework dimensions and tackle the repair. In some cases, they might use professional cutting tools to get rid of faulty pipework and install a new section. Then, when the job is done, they will turn your water back on and check everything is up and running before they leave.

Professional clean-up services

A proper clean-up is part of burst pipe repair work. Depending on the severity of the damage caused by the leak or flooding, your premises might have a lot of standing water on your floor. There’s a high chance that your furniture could be affected too. In such cases, our plumbers can get the ball rolling for a professional clean up, for example, by offering a basement flood clean-up service and general advice.

No1PHD will come to your aid with our efficient and effective burst pipe repair service. Give us a call on 08006906777 or send an enquiry by email at, and remember, the sooner leaks are repaired, the more you’ll save in expenses when putting any damage right. So, get instant quotes from us today.

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

Mr Lincoln

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

Mrs Griffin

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