How do I turn off my water at the mains?Cat McCarthy
Burst Pipes can be stressful and are always a huge shock to our clients. If you have a burst pipe or water leak in your home or garden, our team of plumbers at McCarthy Plumbing Group can repair your pipe fast to minimize any damage to your home. We are the plumber Point Cook residents have trusted in their homes for over 8 years now.
If you have a water leak or burst pipe in your home and can assess the damage without causing injury or harm to yourself (and causing further damage to your property), try to quickly inspect where in the pipe the burst is coming from. Now you will need to turn off your water from your mains supply.
How do you turn your mains water supply off? Follow these steps:
- Find your water meter. For detached suburban homes, it will be in your front garden near the boundary line. For units, the water meter may be out the side or back of your group of units, there may be one meter or a bank of meters whereby you can isolate just your meter.
- Turn off the lever. On the water meter, look for a lever/handle next to the water meter at the front of your home. Turn the lever so that it is 90 degrees to the meter (or clockwise as far as it can go). You may need to use gloves or pliers if the handle is tight.
- Ensure the water supply is off. You can check your water supply has been shut off by releasing pressure from an outside tap and make sure there is no water flowing out.
- Call your plumber. Now is the time to call McCarthy Plumbing Group and rectify your burst pipe or water leak issue.
What can cause water pipes to burst? Sometimes they can be cause by a lot of pressure built up due to a blockage somewhere down the pipeline. Foreign objects flushed down the toilet, oils and fats tipped down the sink, tree roots growing in the pipes can all cause blockages and thus pressure build ups in the pipeline.
Another cause of a burst pipe is someone digging in the wrong spot and hitting a pipe causing water to burst out. This often happens when landscapers or home gardeners dig without knowing where pipes are in the garden area.
In colder climates water can also freeze in the pipeline which can also cause that inconvenient build-up of water pressure.
Water leaks can be caused by simply having ageing tapware or fittings that require repairs or replacement, or tapware not installed correctly or tight enough. Flexi hoses for example are common materials that require replacing often so they don’t burst.
Call our plumbing team on 03 9931 0905 immediately so we can resolve your water leak and burst pipe by repairing or replacing the broken pipe and ensuring this doesn’t happen again.
For an immediate response, please call us on 03 9931 0905. We can provide same day plumbing services all over Melbourne including Truganina, Tarneit, Laverton, Laverton North, Hoppers Crossing, Derrimut, Sunshine, Brooklyn, Williamstown, Altona, Altona Meadows, Seaholme, Point Cook, Werribee, Werribee South, and Wyndham Vale.
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