28 Feb 2024
Did you know that high water pressure might be putting your pipes at risk? Many people don’t realise that this is one of the leading causes of burst water pipes. However, it can be easily prevented. Simply get one of the talented plumbers here at Silva to assess your plumbing for you – as the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure.
If this warning is too late, and your pipe has already burst, then stay calm and call us for emergency plumbing. We’ll get our team out to you as soon as is humanly possible and they’ll do absolutely everything they can to prevent an emergency situation from turning into a total disaster. You can count on Silva Plumbing Service to be fast, efficient and effective in Canberra and the surrounding areas – from the moment you make your call to the moment our plumbers finish the job.
First, it’s worth taking a bit of a harder look at water pressure. One way to prevent pressure from escalating to the point of endangering your pipes is by installing limiting valves. They’ll make sure that water pressure never reaches a dangerous level. You should also make sure that tree roots aren’t adding weight – wherever there are pipes, stick to plants with short, light roots. And never concrete over the top of pipes without taking necessary precautions.
Secondly, frozen pipes and frozen lines are also hazardous. If you’re hit with a particularly cold or frosty morning, a section of line might become frozen, and, as the water freezes and expands, it could cause a fracture, leading to burst water pipes.
Call Silva Plumbing for preventative and emergency plumbing
We’ll assess your pipes, making sure that water pressure levels are right. And we’ll then take important precautions, like protecting pipes from cold weather, repairing damage, removing obstacles, and, if necessary, carefully relocating your pipes.
Or, if you’re in the middle of an emergency, we’ll put a stop to your burst water pipes at lightning speed, making sure that costly damage is kept to a minimum. Regardless of the services we provide, you can rest assured of our punctuality, cheerful manner, can-do attitude, work ethic and affordable fees.
Our address is 1st Floor Savings House, 4/8 Petrie Plaza, Canberra ACT 2601
by appointment only