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Burst and Leaking Pipes

Whether it’s a shower, washing machine or tap, pipes are an essential network for any household and business.

Leaking pipes are a silent, yet deadly problem that can cause a lot of trouble and stress if not resolved quickly. If left for too long, a leaking pipe can compromise the entire plumbing system. This leads to costly repairs and skyrocketing water bills that put a major dent in your wallet.

Think that sounds bad? It gets worse.

You’ll be shocked to know a burst pipe can send gallons of water gushing into your home or office. Perhaps worst of all, a gas leak can spread poisonous carbon monoxide and potentially trigger an explosion.

FastWay Plumbing offers rapid burst pipe repairs to avoid further water damage to flooring, walls and furniture. If left unresolved, damage to the foundations of your home or building can be costly. That’s why you should call FastWay Plumbing as soon as possible to fix your burst or leaking pipe in Sydney.

How to Identify a Leaking Pipe

Unlike a leaking tap or showerhead, a leaking pipe can go unnoticed for several weeks or months.

One of the most common signs of a leaking or damaged pipe is water hammer. If you’ve ever turned off the tap and heard a loud thumping sound, then you’ve experienced water hammer. This is caused by a sudden change of direction in the water flow, which causes a pressure wave that places extreme stress on the pipes.

Not only does this accelerate the wear and tear of pipes and fixtures, it can also cause irreversible damage to taps or valves and even rupture the internal network of pipes. That's why we recommend that you give us a call as soon as possible so that our trusty and experienced technicians can investigate and resolve the issue before it's too late!

Here are some other ways to identify the signs of a leaking pipe:

  • Discolouration, dampness and strange marks
  • Signs of water from unexplained places
  • Harsh, musky smells
  • Scaly or bubbly paint
  • Hissing behind walls
  • Inconsistent water pressure
  • Increase of water bills

Turning Off the Main Water Supply

Unexpected eruptions of water can frazzle anyone.

To turn off the main water to supply to your house, locate the water meter and switch the emergency isolation valve to the off position.

Locating the isolation valve isn’t as easy in an apartment as it is to find in a house. They commonly hide within cabinets under the laundry or kitchen sink, so once you find the valve, turn it off immediately.  

Then don’t forget to give FastWay Plumbing a call for a rapid response. Our licensed technicians will come to fix the problem and get the job done right the first time.

With a lifetime warranty on all workmanship, you can relax knowing you’re covered in the unlikely event of another burst or leaking pipe.


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How We Can Help

FastWay Plumbing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to service any kind of burst or leaking pipe. As proud locals of Sydney, we keep downtime to a minimum by providing fast and reliable service when you need it most.

Whether you have a galvanised, PVC, poly butylene or copper pipe that needs servicing, FastWay Plumbing has the necessary tools and parts to identify, repair and replace any kind of gas or water pipe.

Rest assured, our team of emergency plumbers are fully licensed and insured to work on any residential, commercial or industrial plumbing system. Each team member is a proud member of FastWay Plumbing – meaning we don’t subcontract to inexperienced tradies.


With our rapid-response system, you can rest easy knowing your burst or leaking pipe will be a problem of the past.

  • Available 24/7 all year long
  • On-site maintenance and replacements
  • Accurate, non-invasive leak detection
  • Fully-equipped emergency vehicles
  • High-quality replacement products
  • Warranty and manufacturer guarantee for all services

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