Water, like fire, can cause severe damage to your property and home. Bursting of plumbing pipes can lead to costly floods. The cost can even be exponential if you live in a multistorey house or apartment. Water damage will not be limited to your home only. Every year, thousands of homeowners make claims to their insurance companies for water damage. In general, these problems and requests could have been avoided.

Regardless of where the burst or leaking pipe is, water will travel quickly, spread down walls, and even get to your neighbours. That’s why General Plumbing Services offers quick and competent burst pipe repair services around the clock. Do not wait any longer and give the water more chance to damage your home – give us a call and we will be providing you with a permanent fix.

In most homes, the main spots of leaking pipes are the ones connected to the washing machine, dishwasher and water heater. It is important for you to know where the shut off valve is for main water access so that you can prevent most of the damage before taking any other steps. The second step should be calling us and we will do the rest.

What causes pipes to burst?

Cold weather

Cold weather is one of the common reasons for pipes bursting. However, in most of Australia, it never gets cold enough for pipes to burst. If you happen to live in the cold areas, what happens is that water freezes inside the pipe and becomes ice which has more volume than water. The expanded volume will force the pipe to burst, causing a whole set of unnecessary problems.

Movement of the pipes

If the pipes in your plumbing system aren’t secured properly, there is a high chance of them moving inside the walls each time the water is turned on and off. These movements will weaken the joints over time and at some point, they will give out. This type of pipe burst is one of the worst because the damage will be directly against the construction of the property.

Water pressure related pipe bursts and leaks

A normal water pressure is vital for the proper functioning of your plumbing system. Just as low water pressure, high water pressure will cause you troubles and more serious ones. An increased water pressure will cause taps, shower heads and other appliances to leak and in the worst case scenario, it will burst the pipes. If you aren’t sure of your water pressure and would like it to be checked, give us a call and we will send you a professional plumber to regulate the pressure in your house.


Pipes last a long but not forever – corrosion is their biggest enemy and is often caused by the imbalance pH in the water. This imbalance doesn’t instantly corrode the pipes; it takes years but the results will be devastating.  24/7 Local Plumber has extensive knowledge about all types of pipe burst and leaks, keep your mind relaxed and contact us whenever you find yourself in such a situation. We have fully equipped vans with all the tools waiting to serve you.

Why choose us?

There are many options to choose from when it comes to plumbing services, however, only a handful of them deserve your time and money. We are confident in our abilities and skills and waiting eagerly for your call. We show our appreciation by providing fast, personalized service at all stages of the job. Call us today or fill the inquiry form with your details and we will answer your questions promptly.


  • I just experienced a burst pipe and the water is flooding my home. What are my options before Everflo attends the scene?

    The very first step you take in a burst pipe situation is turning off the water source the main water supply. In most apartments, this might be located under the sink in the kitchen or the bathroom. Doing this should reduce or stop the water flow before the plumbers arrive at your home.

    Toilet’s water supply can be stopped with closing tap place close to the toilet cistern, which may also be inside the cistern. Some sinks and basins might also have a shut-off valve underneath.

  • My water bills always beat my expectations and come higher. Although we do everything to reduce our consumption, the water bills still come very high, why is that?

    Leaks in your plumbing system may be the answer to your question, 24/7 Local Plumber can help you with water leak detection or pipe leak detection to find out any possible leaks. However, there are some tests you can by yourself to find the leaks in your home:

    Note: This test is planned for 30 minutes while no water is being used in your home.

    • Locate your water meter, which is usually placed in front of your house.
    • Look at the current number and write it down on a piece of paper.
    • Come back to the meter after 30 minutes
    • If you see the same numbers, this means you don’t a leak in your plumbing system
    • Close off the valves under the toilets and repeat the first 3 steps
    • If the numbers are still the same, it indicates that your pipe and toilet systems are fine as well
    • If you notice that the numbers have changed, this indicates there is water being consumed and you need a leak detection.
  • My property smells like gas. What should I do?

    Gas leaks are very dangerous and they should be taken care of very seriously. Being highly flammable, gas might be deadly. Here is what you should do:

    1. Find your gas meters, which should be located at the front of your property. Gas meters have yellow handles that can be turned 90 degrees that it becomes perpendicular to the meter. Turn the handle and it will shut off the gas supply to your property.
    2. Call 24/7 Local Plumber as soon as possible and ask for a technician.
  • There is gurgling noise coming from the drain when I flush the toilet. What causes this?

    The common reasons for this is a drain with something obstructing it. It could be anything from a foreign matter to tree roots.  Your best option is calling 24/7 Local Plumber and requesting a technician with a drain camera to investigate your drains.

  • Some appliances trip my power circuit; why does this happen?

    There are two explanations: an improperly working appliance or electrical fault. To determine what the cause is, you can test the same appliance with a different power point and the trip happens again, it is probably the appliance. If it is not the appliance, call us and we will investigate any electrical faults.

  • There is a mark on my ceiling, what to do?

    There could be many reasons, the most likely one being a water leak originating from somewhere. Hiring our leak detection service will be the solution to this problem.

  • My hot water comes in a weird colour, why is that so?

    This most likely due to your water heater’s age and the rust inside it. Call 24/7 Local Plumber to get you hot water heater checked to make sure no bigger issues arise in the future.

  • My power points get hot, what causes this?

    Hot power points are due to an electrical fault, call 24/7 Local Plumber to figure out the issue and fix it.

  • There is a clunking noise coming from my walls when I turn off the taps, why does this happen?

    This situation is called “water hammer”. Vibrations in the pipes are caused by not being secured properly which in return cause the water hammering. This is fixable and all you need to do is giving us a call.

Emergency Plumber in Victoria

With our General Plumbing emergency service, we guarantee exceptional results in the troubleshooting of plumbing issues, and we also have technicians that can carry out various installation, repairs of all types of plumbing systems and appliances. For our plumbing technicians, the time of our client is the most important, that is why we have developed a flexible system that fits into your busy schedule.

A specialized team with all the necessary skills will be at your disposal. Our emergency plumber will be ready to intervene immediately are equipped with the latest generation equipment and tools, work with know-how, use quality products .Our intervention aims to minimize the material losses as well as the waste of time but also to allow you to better manage the situation that presents itself to minimize also the impact on your dailies.


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