Burst Pipe Issue – Glasgow Plumber Advise

Firstly, turn off the water. Sounds simple right?

Well often it’s not. If you live in a tenement flat chances are you may have more than one incoming water supply. Often rising water mains pipes run up behind the end of the bathrooms in most Glasgow tenements. Also theres often another rising water main in the kitchen, sometimes under the kitchen sink. Also its possible there may be an incoming water main in the cupboard that is close to the front door of your flat (sometimes the gas meter is in there also.


Try these places, hopefully you may find a stop tap. Remember to turn off a stop tap you need to turn it clockwise until it stops moving.


Storage tanks:

If you are unlucky you may find that the burst pipe is a pipe that comes down from a storage tap in the tenement loft (these are often feeding cold water bath/basin taps). If one of these has burst and there is no way of isolating it locally then you may need to get into a tenement loft, which also means you need a big ladder and also the padlock key (most loft trapdoors has a key which residents should hold).


Once you are in the loft you need to figure out with tank feeds your flat, it may be simple but often its not and you don?t want to be turning off your neighbours water! At this point with all that hassle it?s probably best to give us a call so we can take that sort of stress away.


Most modern flats you will find the stop tap under the kitchen sink or in a cupboard in the hall. Sometimes it will be in the same cupboard as the gas meter/fuseboard. Just turn off the stop tap and give us a call and we?ll pop by and fix the leak.


In modern houses a lot of the time the stopcock will be under the kitchen sink but if the house is a big property sometimes the stop tap can be found in the garage. If you are having problems locating it, just give us a call on 0141 406 1658 and we can advise you.

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Burst Pipe Case Study

We were called up by a customer who had returned home from holiday to find that a metal water pipe under the kitchen floor had burst and water had been gushing out for over a week.

We advised the customer over the phone to turn off the water supply.

When we arrived, we assessed the situation before first drying up the surrounding area and removing the excess water that hadn’t drained away.  We then isolated the cause of the burst pipe which had been metal fatigue.  Original copper piping that had finally worn enough that a hole 2mm wide had developed.

To be safe, we replaced the entire length of copper piping with new plastic bending pipe.

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  • Quick resolution of problem and good communication.
  • Very friendly throughout the process. Clear information given and very thorough. I will be using them again!
  • JSL Plumbing & Heating replaced a kitchen and a bathroom tap and fixed a toilet where the cistern was leaking into the bowl. He was personable and professional, and provided advice on which replacement taps we might want to get for the bathroom. He provided updates on his progress throughout, and the pricing was reasonable. We have used JSL before and would happily do so again. Have also recommended this company to others.
  • Job completed to our satisfaction. Bathroom and en-suite left tidy and work completed in the timescale agreed and charged as per the quote. Good quality fittings used. Would certainly use JSL Plumbing Services again in future.
  • Jim assessed the leak, which required repair and offered an honest appraisal. He was on time, polite and carried out the work as planned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and would use for a larger installation in the future.
  • Had a bent radiator pipe I needed replacing and as I'd already called them out thought I'd get some bath taps fitted. I'd been putting the job off as it was in a really awkward tight place and knew it wouldn't be pleasant. The plumber was happy to help and it didn't cost me as much as I expected for the time and fiddly nature of the job.
  • Very good service with work done quickly after contacting company.

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