Burst Water Mains

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One in 10 homes have water leaks that waste more than 340 liters of water per day. If you suspect a leak in your home, you could be letting valuable resources slip down the drain. Undetected leaks can also cause serious structural damage to buildings. Understanding how to diagnose a leak can make the difference between a simple repair and costly and extensive damage.

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Mr Plumber is licenced to fix burst water mains, burst drains and drainage systems for both residential and commercial properties.

Burst Water Mains

Sometimes the signs of burst water mains can be difficult to see. Other times they are far more obvious. Knowing what to look for can make all the difference.


One of the first signs of a burst water main is a puddle of water. In serious cases, you may see flooding in the street. Other signs can include low water pressure in your home and hissing or gurgling noises.

Water Mains Burst Information and Guide

When water mains burst, they can cause significant flooding very quickly. Make sure that everyone in your household knows what to do when a water main leak occurs. The quicker it is dealt with, the less likely it is to cause extensive damage.

What Causes A Burst Water Main?

What causes a burst water main can depend on many factors. The age of the main can contribute. If it is old or worn, it may be more likely to give way. Extreme temperature changes can put excess pressure on mains, which can lead them to burst. They are also vulnerable to damage from extreme fluctuations in water pressure, or extremely dry or wet weather that causes the ground to shift.

When You Have a Burst Water Mains | What To Do?

If you discover burst water mains, knowing what to do makes a huge difference. First, let your local water service know right away. While you are waiting for a repair, minimize your water usage.


Carefully check your home for flooding or water damage. Damage can include water spots on walls or ceilings, mold, or mildew. The sooner you discover the issue, the sooner it can be remedied.


After the burst main is repaired, you may be under a boil order. Find out how long the order is expected to last, and boil before you ingest the water, shower, do laundry, or water plants until you've been given the all-clear. You may discover that the water from your taps is discolored after a water main break. To flush the lines, open a large tap like the one in your bathtub while other taps remain closed. Let the water run until it is free of debris.

Burst Water Mains | Who To Call?

So, you've discovered burst water mains: who to call? If the issue is definitely with a public water main, call Melbourne Water to report the issue. You can also report the main break through their website.


If the leak may be within your property, or if you have water damage, get in touch with Mr Plumber. We can help trace the source of the leak, and do the work necessary to stop the flooding and protect your home.

Burst Water Mains Melbourne

Burst water mains in Melbourne can cause significant damage quickly. When you suspect a main break has occurred, it's important to get service as quickly as possible.


Get in touch with Mr. Plumber right away if you think a broken or leaking pipe may cause damage to your home. We can track down the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs.

Burst Water Mains Plumber

Burst water mains require a plumber right away. Give Mr Plumber a call day or night, and we'll have someone come out to provide service.
When leaks occur, there is no time to delay. The sooner you are able to find the cause of the leak and have it addressed, the lower your chances of suffering serious structural damage to your home

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