Burst pipes repair is necessary. Burst pipes can not be fixed. The affected section needs to be replaced. This is either done by cutting out the burst section and replacing with a new section of piping , or, depending on the extent of the leak , replacing the entire section of pipe.
Common Causes of Burst Pipes
The most common causes of burst pipes in Cape Town is pitting, which leads to small holes in the wall of the pipe over time, and eventually a burst. Pitting is a form of extremely localized corrosion that leads to the creation of small holes in copper piping. If you suspect burst pipes, give PC Plumbing a call straight away as the damage can escalate quickly. We’ll be able to replace the section of affected pipe with a modern, long-lasting composite pipe which will last for decades to come.
Leaking Pipe Fittings
Leaking pipes fittings are another common issue which homeowners encounter, but if dealt with quickly, they need not become a major issue.
Common Causes of Leaking Pipe Fittings
Common causes of leaking fittings include water pressure that is too high, the degradation of pipe seals over time, or simple corrosion. Surges in municipal water mains pressure can also impact on failure of fittings and indeed the pipe itself.
How to Fix a Leaking Pipe
One of the questions we get asked most often is how to fix leaking pipes. First establish exact location of the leak , next isolate water feed to the area , cut out then replace the affected section, finally reinstate full water pressure to the piping . But if the pipe starts to leak again or you’re concerned that the damage may be spreading, then be sure to call PC plumbing to assist you straight away, and we’ll be there in a flash.
Emergency burst pipes repair
Emergency burst pipes repair is an issue that needs to be dealt with immediately, as leaking water can lead to flooding and extensive water damage. This is even more important when you might be putting other people’s property in jeopardy, such as your downstairs neighbours. If you find yourself in a plumbing crisis, then fear not, as PC plumbing is available to assist you quickly and professionally, wherever you’re located in the Cape Town area. We’ll be there when you need us.