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Burst Pipes

Burst water pipes are messy, dangerous and potentially costly. Anyone is at risk. Thankfully you can rest easy as Upside is here to help you through this troublesome plumbing emergency.

Emergency Burst Pipe Repairs

When water pipes burst there’s potential for severe and permanent water damage. This could easily affect the safety and integrity of your home or property. This is why you need fast plumbing repairs when a nightmare scenario strikes.

Upside Down has a team of licensed, fully qualified plumbers available for burst pipes, water leaks and plumbing system concerns. We can address any issue, big or small, to ensure your house remains safe and sound.

We’re here for all emergency repairs and leak detection services. Because, let’s face it, it’s not always easy spotting a burst water pipe. Sometimes the leak can be hidden underground or behind a wall.

Thankfully we’re ready to jump into action when you need us the most. Our emergency burst pipe repairs - and plumbing services in general - are perfect if you have:

  • Fluctuating water pressure
  • Damp or mould in the bathroom
  • Excess moisture around the home
  • Unexplained pools or water
  • Abnormal water supply

No matter what, Upside Down will assess your causes of a burst water pipe to ensure the issue is resolved promptly. We can catch the warning signs, or provide quick and reliable repairs when it all goes wrong.

Understanding the Causes of Burst Water Pipes

Sometimes we find pipes bursting with little or no warning. However, typically, there are warning signs of plumbing problems we can all look out for. 

The most common causes of burst pipes include:

  • Corrosion from aged or rusted pipes
  • Overly high water pressure
  • Blocked pipes and pressure build up
  • Natural wear and tear
  • Tree root blockages
  • Freezing due to winter temperatures

You’ll also find that hot water systems are prone to bursting, particularly storage tank systems. This is why Upside Down has plumbers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to repair or replace any damaged pipes. 

Our focus is on long term repairs and installations that ensure the overall security of your home. That means a detailed plumbing service from start to finish. We even strive to have an experienced plumber at your door within the hour* for the ultimate peace of mind.

Professional Burst Pipe Solutions

Upside Down understands that emergencies can occur at a moment's notice. You won’t always know what to do or how to react. That’s why you can always call us when pipes burst - or if you have any other worrisome issue.

Our emergency plumbing services are available around the clock, including on public holidays. Efficient 24/7 service means we can deliver long lasting repairs for burst pipes or leaking pipes. Our call centre team will even provide additional support, such as talking you through tasks like shutting off your water mains to prevent further damage.

And if you do find water leaking on the property, a strange smell or notice a significant drop in water pressure, we have a qualified plumber ready for any job. Upside Down is the perfect choice for repairs following poor installation by another party, or for emergency repairs.

We can easily send someone out to repair the pipe or fit a new pipe. Every job includes water pressure testing, meaning we can also provide effective solutions to reduce excessive water pressure or improve weak water pressure.

Additional support is also available in the form of pipe relining, drain clearing and more. Upside Down will do anything and everything to keep your wet areas healthy for the additional prevention of future structural damage.

Interest Free Pipe Repairs and Installations

Upside Down is proud to provide repairs and new installations for your plumbing emergencies. From PVC pipe replacement to pressure reducing valves, we have it all. We’re also thrilled to offer $0 deposit, interest free payment plan** terms on all jobs.

Upside Down partners with leading buy now pay later services to give you these convenient options. You can choose how and when you tackle the repayments through leading providers such as Zip Pay, Humm and Openpay.

Our interest free payment plans are available for all burst pipe repairs, plus services for hot water systems, toilets, tapware and much, much more. It means you can have burst pipe repairs today and not stress about the unexpected work.

Throw in our emergency service within the hour* and fixed prices on public holidays, and you have convenient 24/7 plumbing services. That's right, a licensed plumber from Upside Down is always available if your pipe bursts.

Burst or broken pipes can have a lasting impact on your home, not to mention the high water bills. Call Upside Down today to book an experienced emergency plumber in your area.

Burst Pipes FAQ

A burst pipe in the home can be inconvenient and lead to costly water damage. Find out more about the causes of burst pipes, and what to do about them.

Burst pipes can be caused by a number of factors, including extremely high water pressure, aged or rusted piping, blockages in the pipes, tree roots, water freezing in the pipes, and sub-standard installation. 

There are numerous signs to look out for that indicate you might have a burst pipe in your plumbing system. Aside from the obvious water damage, others include:
  • Erratic water pressure
  • Water has become discoloured and even smelly
  • Unusual noises in the walls, usually dripping sounds
  • Mould growing in the house
  • Water marks on the walls or ceiling
  • Water bills have unexpectedly increased significantly
  • Unexplained puddles forming underneath sinks in the home
If you notice any of these, you likely have a burst pipe in your home, and should call a licensed plumber to have it repaired.

If your pipes have burst, the first thing you should do is shut off the water from the main water supply. Be sure to leave the taps throughout your home on though; this will drain out any remaining water without letting more through. Contact a licensed and certified emergency plumber to have your pipes repaired. While you wait, try and clean up any water damage in the home, make a record of any damage to property or possessions (photos of the damage is always good too), and get in touch with your home and contents insurance provider.

Here are five things you can do to reduce the risk of your pipes bursting, especially in the colder months of the year. 
  • Cover any pipes that are exposed
  • Insulate any areas that are unheated
  • Leave kitchen cabinet and bathroom doors opened
  • Keep your thermostat at a constant temperature
  • Repair any leaks and areas in the home that are prone to drafts
These tips can help in preventing the pipes in your home from bursting and creating unnecessary and expensive water damage to your property.
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Where Are We?

Upside is located throughout Australia. You’ll find our expert tradespeople operating in capital cities and major metropolitan areas. Call now to find out more.

Areas Covered:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Geelong
  • Gold Coast
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney