Pipes can burst for a number of reasons however one of the most common is due to cold weather. When the weather gets cold the water inside the pipe can freeze and expand. This creates pressure on the pipes and can cause them to burst.
The first signs of a burst pipe or water leak can be a trickle of water that slowly grows stronger or a sudden gush of water. Depending on where the pipe burst the leak may not be as noticeable and may just be a spread of water across a wall, floor or ceiling.
What to do?
The first thing to do is turn off the mains water supply to your home if possible to prevent further damage. Give us a call and we can assess and advise you on a repair.