As a homeowner, the last thing you want is a burst pipe, however, sometimes they pop up unexpectedly, and when this happens you may require professional help. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can prevent burst pipes and with the right care you can identify the reasons behind it.
Read on to learn more about the top reasons for burst pipes.
If you use your appliances and fixtures in the wrong way, then pipes can get clogged and this can lead to them bursting. Disposing of other items such as sanitary products, wipes, cotton wool or food can clog up your pipes which blocks water from flowing and eventually this will cause them to burst. To prevent this, ensure that you never put the wrong items down your toilet, sink or bath and regularly flush them through with cleaning products.
During cold weather pipes can freeze over making it hard for water to get through, instead freezing in one place and expanding in the pipes. Insulating the pipes can stop this from happening and if you plan on going away for an extended period, don’t switch your heating off completely as even a small amount of regular heat can be enough to keep the pipes warm. Alternatively, speak to a professional plumbing and heating specialist who can offer practical advice about safeguarding your home for winter.
High water pressure can also be a reason for burst pipes. Whether it’s being pumped into your home too fast or problems in your pipes are causing a mix of high and low speeds, it’s important to ensure your water pressure is stable so you can avoid unnecessary repairs. You may notice changes in your water pressure through slow running water in your taps or shower, if so, call a plumber who can assess the problem before it progresses.
If you’re looking for reliable plumbing and heating engineers, look no further than McRoberts Plumbing. Covering the areas of Glasgow and Ayrshire, we provide a range of services including bathroom installations, emergency repairs and central heating servicing. For more information, get in touch today.