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Water Escapes - Pipework

Burgoynes has investigated thousands of water escapes over the years and it is with this background that we can confidently say that there have been numerous examples of manufacturing defects, design errors and fraudulent claims. Nevertheless, in our experience the majority of water escapes are caused by installation problems.

A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO BOOSTED WATER SUPPLIES

Over recent years Burgoynes has investigated numerous water escapes in multi-storey buildings that incorporate boosted (pumped) water supplies.  In many instances the cause of the leak has been traced to inadequately tightened plumbing fittings. However, boosted water supplies can create transient pressure shocks that can briefly exceed, by far, the normal system operating pressure and the maximum pump output pressure.