Whether you’ve got a water leak or burst pipe, you’ll want to call on a trusted and licensed plumber to fix the problem. Dr. DRiP has been providing expert advice on water leak repairs to residential, real estate and strata customers across Sydney for more than 20 years.

Water leaks and burst pipes are a familiar problem for homeowners.

Should you suspect a leak, locate your water meter and see if it’s running. This will give you a good indication you’re facing a broken water pipe or a leak. Sometimes, a higher than average bill for your water use is the red flag.

Firstly, do some detective work and check inside and outside of your home, looking for any obvious evidence of a leak. If you can see a leak, turn off your water at the mains and call our emergency plumbing service straight away.

Regardless of where your leak is, our specialist plumbers will help you to hunt it out and repair it for you with the latest leak detection technology. Our team is trained to solve your water leak problems — and we guarantee we’re the cleanest plumbers in the business.

How to prevent water leaks in the bathroom

In the bathroom, broken or damaged pipes in the wall can result in damaging water leaks. Water leaks can also come from failed waterproofing in your shower or bath. What can you do?

  • Regularly inspect and replace deteriorated sealant and grout around sinks, showers and bathtubs.
  • Look for stains or soft areas on walls and floors near bathroom or kitchen plumbing.
  • Fix leaky taps — and save money on your water bill, too!
  • If you’re unsure, call a Dr. DRiP Plumber for help.

How to prevent water leaks in your washing machine

For the best defence against washing machine leaks damaging furnishings and electronics, your laundry should have a drain to prevent water leak damage. What can you do to your washing machine?

  • The hoses are pressurised all the time. Replace rubber and plastic hoses with reinforced steel-braided hoses. Replace these hoses every five years, no matter how they look. Label the hose with the replacement date.
  • Tighten the hose connections, if they feel loose. Connections are problematic and can be a source of leaks or outright system failure.
  • Turn off the water supply to the washing machine, whenever you leave the house for more than one day.

How to prevent water leaks in your hot water system

Often installed and forgotten, water heaters that have passed their life expectancy, can start to rust or corrode. Without a floor drain or a drain pan piped to a floor drain, a leak can wreak havoc in a hurry. What can you do?

How to prevent water leaks in your water supply system

From high water pressure that stresses the system over time to old galvanised pipes that rust out, problems with your supply line pipe can cause huge damage. What can you do?

  • Watch out for warning signs. One or more of the following indicate you may have a supply line issue that warrants inspection by a plumbing professional: water spots on ceilings and floors; higher than normal water bills; pipes that “bang” when taps are turned off; and evidence of rust and wet soil erosion around the foundation.
  • Replace the TPR valve (special safety valve) every five years.
  • Replace the anode (these are wires in your hot water system that collect rust on purpose so it doesn’t rust and cause leaks).
  • Make sure everyone in your household knows where the water supply valve is located and how to shut it off. Regularly test the valve to make sure it works properly.

Water leak or burst pipe still a problem? Dr. DRiP can help.

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