Burst pipes are a real problem. If you’re at home you can do something about it. If you’re away from your property, particularly for any length of time then the results can be catastrophic. It’s always worth double checking your home insurance to confirm you’re covered. A burst pipe doesn’t always happen in the winter either. Freezing pipework is the most likely cause but this particular incident happened during a lovely warm summers night. A real nightmare for the homeowner.
The water was luckily isolated and then they were able to run all the house taps to drain the pipework. Hidden behind boxwork, we removed it to the area of the leak.
In this instance it was obvious where the leak was located. The pipe had actually blown clear of the fitting. Poor workmanship, by a stupid plumber or not so clever DIYer meant that the pipework had been cut too short to push fully home into the John Guest (JG) speedfit pipework. They had also neglected to fit any inserts into the pipework. All round a pretty poor installation and an accident waiting to happen.
We are unable to carry every part for every eventuality, so we were unable to carry out a permanent repair during this visit. However, we were able to isolate it so that the hot water to the rest of the outlets was available. We try our utmost to repair permanently during the initial visit, but in this insttance we’ll need to return at a mutually convenient date and carry out a permanent repair. We’ll also check the rest of the fittings to ensure that this kind of problem does not occur in the future.
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