How Will You Ensure that the Pipe Beneath the Floor Has Burst?
There is always a chance of bursting pipe under the floor and if this happens then it is bit hard to understand. It is also difficult to locate exactly where the pipe has really burst.
If you ever face such situation then it will need an expensive repair work and you need to call your plumber Sydney for immediate help. He may able to judge the area approximately and dug the floor.
How will you arrive at a conclusion that your pipe under the floor has really burst? Following ae few signs will help you to identify that.
- Water pressure will suddenly decrease
If you observe that your water pressure has suddenly gone down and yet no leakages are observed outside, then you may suspect about pipe bursting underground.
You will have to call any professional to confirm your doubt.
- Sudden rise in your water bill
If due to no reason you find that water bill is extremely high then obviously your water is getting leaked from somewhere. If you cannot find any leakages in your taps and other outlets, then naturally doubt will go for any underground leakages.
- Dirty water
If your pipe is burst under the floor then it is quite likely to carry the soil surrounding it and your water supply can suddenly turn muddy.
If you notice this problem for several days then you need to call a professional.
Sometimes cracks developed in the underground piping may allow some water escape your supply pipe and can draw in little air. This air may be carried along the water to the other plumbing fixtures.
This air will cause spitting and sputtering coming from the faucets.
Often you may get foul smell of sewer in your water and quite possibly that your sewer line may have been ruptured. The colour of the water will also change.
If you notice sudden flooding of water from the floor particularly around your basement area then it is a sure sign of pipe bursting underground. To locate the area of bursting will also not be very difficult in such case.
- Water found in unexpected places
If you find water pooling in certain places where you have never seen before, then you can suspect pipe bursting underground. Water usually heads for lowest point. If you find accumulation of water under the foundation, then it starts flowing out under the slab.
- Mould or mildew
Damp conditions will encourage growth of mould and mildew and if such things are noticed on the floor or wall and also offer a mushy odour then you can suspect about underground leakage.
- Unexplained damage of floor
Often unexpected damage to your floor may be caused due to underground water leakage and the culprit can be pipe bursting underground.
- Unexplained damage of your home
Similarly, you will observe crack on your wall, doors will stick and also your floor suddenly getting lower. All these are signs of hidden water leakage.