At Thanet Drainage, we are available to help you with any drainage problem, and if it is an emergency, you can call us 24/7. We respond immediately to burst water mains repair calls and will come out of hours for emergency callouts throughout the southeast.
A burst water main is when the primary underground water pipe that brings water to your house bursts or develops cracks. There can be several causes but breaks and leaks are typically due to corrosion or fluctuating temperatures.
Older pipes are more inclined to corrode, and if a homeowner installed the pipelines before the 1980s, they could be cast iron. Cast iron is not as long-lasting as you might expect because it does not expand and contract with temperature changes as well as more modern solutions such as PVC.
Powerful surges in water pressure put water mains under significant strain. In the worst-case scenario, your water mains will crack from extreme pressure changes.
When property owners hire contractors to perform excavation work, the digging machinery could come into contact with the pipes, causing a break or leak.
Some signs of a burst water main pipe are puddles forming in your garden or near your property and reduced water pressure. You might also hear a leak. There are plenty of explanations why the water mains will crack, but the result remains the same — damage to the property. Often, small leaks in the water mains go unnoticed, and when you become aware of a problem, extensive and possibly costly damage will need fixing. When water mains break, you must act fast, so don’t hesitate to contact us for reliable and successful repairs.
Damage caused by a leaking water main can include mildew, damage to floors and walls, and subsidence. Water may flood the surrounding streets and houses, impacting other residents.
You should shut off your water mains supply and call us immediately if you suspect you have a burst water main.
The homeowner is accountable for maintaining or fixing any pipework connected to a home.
When you move into a house, it is essential to find out about the condition of the pipework, especially if the house is more than 20 years old. This is important as old pipes often develop fissures, leading to leaks and bursts.
Your type of water supply will depend on the house type. Detached houses usually have an independent supply. Semi-detached homes could share a water mains supply or have their own. Most terraced housing or housing estates will have a shared supply.
At Thanet Drainage, we offer homebuyers a drainage survey, which delivers a thorough report on the state of the pipework.
If your water main is leaking or broken, the line will need fixing or substituting fast, but it doesn’t have to be a large or disruptive task. We use our state-of-the-art equipment to repair or replace your pipes without necessarily having to excavate the land or dig trenches. We fix the problem with minimal disturbance and mess.
At Thanet Drainage, we have more than three decades of combined experience and are accustomed to dealing with even the most catastrophic plumbing emergencies.
Using ingenious methods of leak detection, our fully qualified drainage engineers specialise in unblocking drains, CCTV inspections, high-pressure jetting, drain relining, water mains repairs and more. We have state-of-the-art equipment, and you can call us any time of the day or night.
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Thanet: 01843 583 335
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Canterbury: 01227 252 361