Life sometimes likes to throw curveballs, and one of the little problems that sometimes results from these unexpected moments of difficulty is a burst water pipe. It can be overwhelming to suddenly see your safe haven, your home, suddenly awash with water, but rest assured, there are steps you can take to minimise the damage incurred by a burst pipe, and we, at No1PHD have expert plumbers, right here in Portsmouth, able to get your burst pipe sorted out and your water system restored so you can get on with your busy life once again.
The most common cause of burst pipes is from the pipes freezing during a cold spell. The water inside the pipes freezes, which causes it to expand inside the pipe, breaking through at weak points, joins and finding any weaknesses in the metal or plastic. Portsmouth tends to enjoy very mild weather most of the time, but they can happen, and a cold spell is not the only time when a pipe might burst, there are other causes too.
Interferences in the water pressure inside the pipe can have an effect on the integrity of the pipe. This means that blockages at certain points of the system can build up water pressure or air pressure, or they can be the cause of the water or air pressure being too low, creating an almost vacuum effect inside the pipe. These pressure changes can weaken the pipe, or have an effect on existing joins or bends in the pipe, making it easier for the pressure to cause a break in the pipe.
Over time, many water pipes will suffer from ageing and wear and tear that leaves them weak and subject to sudden failure. Where possible, keep an eye on the structure of your home, and if any pipes look like they might be getting old or frail, then give our No1PHD plumbing experts a call to come and check them out to put your mind at ease. For an emergency 24/7 callout dial; 08006906777
If your home has been the subject of some renovations or even a car accident, it is possible that your pipes have suffered hidden damage from hammering or other building work, or from the impact of the car hitting, for example, an outside wall. If you think that your home or building might have been subject to any similar sort of impact, it is best to have someone give your plumbing system a quick check before any weaknesses announce themselves in the form of a burst pipe!
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2 weeks ago
Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.
1 month ago
A burst pipe is usually quite unmistakeable, and if you suddenly develop a leak, find a large unexplained puddle somewhere along the plumbing system or have reason to suspect that you have a burst pipe, call or get in touch with us, No1PHD in Portsmouth today, on 08006906777
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.
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.