Burst Pipe In Garden Information & Cures
Ever had a burst pipe In Garden and don’t know what to do? Burst pipes can come from all types of work that has been done incorrectly from bad workmanship to badly manufacture fittings explains Martin Smith an emergency plumber Manchester.
In the picture to the right is a 15mm copper pipe that has corroded away and was fitted under ground. This has got to be the job of a DIY plumber or in some case cowboy plumbers. It is very common water leak, when attending to an emergency plumbing job where there is a burst pipe in garden that has copper pipe fitted under ground. Just below are some very common question that that are searched. Please keep in mind in our article garden could also mean pathway or drive.
13 Burst Pipe In Garden Questions
- I have water coming up in my garden, could this be a burst pipe?
- I have no water, have I got a burst pipe in garden anywhere outside?
- My garden is wet and there is no rain, have I got a leak or a burst pipe in my garden?
- Burst pipe in the garden, do I require an emergency plumber?
- Can a plumber fix a burst pipe in the garden?
- How long does it take to fix a burst pipe in Garden?
- How much should it cost to fix a burst pipe in garden?
- What has caused the water mains burst pipe in my garden?
- Who is responsible for the burst pipe in the garden?
- What happens if the mains water supply can not be turned off when there is a burst pipe in garden?
- I have a stopcock in the garden, who is responsible if I have a burst pipe in my garden?
- Can Irrigation have any relation to a burst pipe resulting in an emergency plumber?
- A Typical Burst Pipe Video
The Answers To Your Burst Pipe In Garden
I have water coming up in my garden, could this be a burst pipe
If you have water coming up in the garden, the most likelihood is that you have a burst pipe in the garden and a slight possibly that you have a blocked drain. A blocked drain can easily be test by running the bath, flushing the toilet, checking for any drains inline with the mains water supply and other methods. Other reason for have rising water in the garden are heavy rain however the is most likely common knowledge and there for would be dismissed. Having a combination of heavy rain and a burst pipe can sometimes happen but is hardy to detect other than there being no water coming though the mains supply or a significant amount of water coming in one area.
I have no water, have I got a burst pipe in garden anywhere outside
Having no water does not mean you have a burst pipe. To check if a pipe has burst under the ground there can be a simple check as long as you have the plumbing tools. Firstly take a stop tap key or a long enough screw driver and place it on the mains stop tap coming from out of the property and working downstream to where you may think there is a burst pipe in garden. If you hear water passing through the mains water stop valve and there is no water running the home, then there is most likely a water leak or a burst pipe in garden.
My garden is wet and there is no rain, have I got a leak or a burst pipe in my garden
If you have a puddle of water in your garden and it is rising, as long as your not using the drain, then the most likelihood is that there is a burst pipe.
Burst pipe in the garden, do I require an emergency plumber
If you have a burst pipe in the garden then this is a job for the emergency plumber. A plumber is able to fix a leaking pipe as long as it is a repair. To replace an old pipe for new becomes a little more complicated as the emergency plumber has to be Wras Approved. To become a Wras approved plumber, you will need to look out for the Wras approved scheme which shows that you more than capable to work on the water mains feed coming into the home.
Can a plumber fix a burst pipe in the garden
As mentioned in the above paragraph, the plumber is allowed to fix a pipe in the garden as long as he is competent. Unless a new water mains was to be fitted and a certificate produced, the plumber does not have to prove himself being competent but does have to do the work correctly and therefor any work done incorrectly will be the responsibly of the emergency plumber attending.
How long does it take to fix a burst pipe in Garden
Fixing a burst pipe in the garden can take as long as measuring a long string as the saying goes. It all depends on the depth of the pipe, how hard the ground is to dig up, the tools used to dig up and how many engineers working on a property. On average, to dig up a burst pipe and repair without the backfill, it will probably take about 3-hours as long as the mains water supply is able to be turned off.
How much should it cost to fix a burst pipe in garden
Again like the paragraph above, if we are going to give an average cost of digging and repairing the this would be £100 to £350.
What has caused the water mains burst pipe in my garden
A burst water mains if fitted correct can be a problem if there are builders or similar trades working above. If the burst pipe is leaking due to faulty manufacture materials, then this may be because the fittings have broken well in use. The most common water leak, when it comes to burst pipes are because of either burst lead pipe or incorrectly fitted pipes that are not Wras Approved Fittings. The old lead pipe tends to get pin holes and splits, where non approved pipework such as copper corrodes due to the surround materials that reacts with copper coursing leaking water. Any materials under ground should be durable and must below alone to withstand movement which is the reason for MDPE.
Who is responsible for the burst pipe in the garden
The person responsible for the burst pipe in the garden will be the owner of the land which is most likely the same as the owner of the property. If the MDPE or similar pipe crosses a land to get to the property, then the person responsible once proven is the responsibly of the owner to the property the water supply goes to.
What happens if the mains water supply can not be turned off when there is a burst pipe in garden
If you have a burst pipe in the garden and the water mains can not be turned off, just like the job that was done in the video below, then firstly, you can call the water board to come out. In most cases as experience by Martin Smith an emergency plumber, the water board will not come out straight away and may take a day or more. The emergency plumber then has to work on the mains water supply live and have equipment to squeeze the pipe closed using the pipe squeezing kit. If the pipe is made out of lead, then the only option would be to firstly squeeze the pipe and then freeze, when there is no running water. The pipe then has to be cut and a permanent or temporary fitting placed to get the water supply to the house until the water board comes out to fix any outside stopcock issues.
I have a stopcock in the garden, who is responsible if I have a burst pipe in my garden
If you have a mains water shut off stop valve within your garden but also have a burst pipe after the stop valve, then the responsibly is still with the home owner of the property, however, if the leak is on the stop valve then this be causes the responsibly of the water board and must not be touch by any emergency plumber or anyone else apart from the water board.
Can Irrigation have any relation to a burst pipe resulting in an emergency plumber
Irrigation means an outsource of water to a land for the use of gardening, crops and more. It is a continues flow of water pressure and should never be related to a burst pipe in garden, however, you can get a burst irrigated pipe, which does not require the services of an emergency plumber. This type of burst pipe does come from a source of plumbing, which should be isolated, any further work will be either a DIY or an Irrigation specialist.
Video On A Typical Burst Pipe In The Garden
Can an emergency plumber be recommended to me for a water leak or a burst pipe in garden?
If you would like us to recommend an emergency plumber to attend to your water leak or a burst pipe in the garden, then please feel free to give us a call and we will get an engineer to you within 30 to 90-minutes. If your a plumber and would like to go on our plumbing register, then please feel free to register.