Once water is continuously flowing out of a burst pipe it doesn’t take long for the water to spread out of the bathroom or kitchen and onto carpets.
If the water gets onto the carpet that is when a burst pipe can be an extremely expensive situation. For instance, once water is soaking through the carpet it can continue into the flooring which should never encounter large amounts of water. An internal burst pipe can even impact furniture and walls, so prompt action must be taken to minimise the damage.
What to do if a pipe breaks?
Why do pipes burst?
This is dependent on the plumbing system, type of dwelling and age of the piping. Most commonly, wear and tear over time will weaken the structure of pipes. Piping must be able to handle a large amount of pressure and this is how older pipes usually crack.
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