Every day in Woolwich (especially in winter) pipes are bursting, mainly as a result of sub zero freezing temperatures, which normally affects poorly insulated or external pipes.



If you are a home or local business owner in any road, street, close or industrial estate in or near Woolwich High Street, Woolwich Common, Royal Arsenal or any other local areas, DS Serve can assist with burst pipes and your other plumbing needs - providing a fast, reliable and quality 24hr pipe repair service with no call out fee.

Our advice, in the event of a burst pipe water emergency in Woolwich is to act as quickly as you can to minimalise the damage that the water from the burst pipe will do to your property. If you have a burst pipe (or a leak that you can't see where it's coming from), you should:


  • Control where the leaking pipe's water goes (i.e. Put a bucket underneath it)
  • Turn your central heating off from the boiler.
  • Locate the stopcock and turn the sink and bath taps on, which will drain the water pipes in the property.
  • Avoid touching any electrical sockets or wiring that you think may have got wet from the burst pipe's leak.*
  • Do not enter any room if the water has been leaking for a while & the ceilings are bulging.

The next thing we recommend is to call one of DS Serve's Woolwich burst pipe specialists plumbers if you haven't already done so, as an internal pinhole leak or burst pipe can be very hard to locate and repair with minimal damage by an unskilled person.

Ensure you react fast, as water leaking or gushing from a burst pipe has been known to cause serious damage to home's structures and electrical wiring.


DS Serve's Woolwich plumbers have the experience and training to use several different environmentally friendly techniques when it comes to making leaks safe and repairing burst pipes.  The team are accustomed to fixing burst pipes inside your home or outside your property.  Our engineers are always polite, courteous and will always tidy up after themselves having repaired your burst pipe water emergency.

From Just £75 in South East London, DS Serve can help in any burst pipe or other plumbing emergency in Woolwich.


  • Friendly & Reliable
  • Fully Qualified Woolwich Plumbers
  •  All Pipe Repairs and Plumbing in Woolwich is Fully Guaranteed
  •  No Call Out Charge for Woolwich and surrounding areas!
  • All our work is fully guaranteed for 10 years, plus we provide a certificate of approved insulation for all our Woolwich customers.


80% of all plumbing emergencies served by us in the Woolwich area are repaired within the 1st hour!!


Our specialist burst pipe repairers in Woolwich are all qualified and experienced plumbers too.  Our first intention will be to effect a permanent repair for the burst pipe in our first and only visit.  This will normally be by removing the section with the split and to replace it with a new section of pipe - all while the water is switched off from the stopcock.  Temporary techniques may be used if there is no immediate access to the stopcock or the leak is very slow and time is very restricted are as follows:

  • Pipe clamps: metal clamps which fit either side of the pipe and are bolted together. We wouldn't use this technique unless the water-flow is escaping very slowly.
  • Freeze sprays: A spray is applied to the damaged pipes, which will freeze the pipes quite quickly and lasts for about another 30 minutes. This is a temporary fix which would be done to buy time for doing the full fix which will permanently repair the leak, e.g. in instances where there is no access to the stopcock.
  • Epoxy Putty: A non-WRAS approved product for use with domestic drinking water pipes.  As the burst pipes need to be cleaned & It can take some time for the product to set.
  • Fusion tape / amalgamation tape: Tape is passed around the outside of the pipe.  The drawbacks are that it can take some time and the water leak can start to seep through the tape.



Preventing Burst Pipes

Brown or discolored water, low water flow hot or warm spots in the floor, soaked carpeting, ceilings or walls and really high water bills are all signs of corroding pipes.  A new piping system can show signs of corrosion in as little as two years after installation, although pipe problems usually occur in central heating systems which have been installed for 10 years or more.

It is of course cheaper in the long run and sensible to prevent pipes bursting rather than to deal with the cost and inconvenience of repairing a burst pipe. The first step you can take to preventing a burst pipe is to ensure that you:

  • Insulate your attic or loft
  • Insulate your water pipes
  • Keep the loft warm on the coldest of days - (i.e. open the hatch and allow the house's warmth in)
  • Never put off any plumbing repairs as things like dripping taps can aid freezing.

Further to this, you could look at regular maintenance as an option. If you would like us to flush clean and/or maintain in your Woolwich home, office or unit's pipes and plumbing, contact us for an excellent quote & a 1st class service which will leave your pipes and plumbing in the best possible condition for avoiding costly inconvenient surprises.


Our Woolwich plumbers team not only deal with burst pipes, but are also trained and able to take care of all plumbing issues around your home, office, shop or unit.

For a genuine out of hours Emergency burst pipe repair service with no call-out charge, you have come to the right place! DS Serve's burst pipe repairers are on call 24 hours a day and will normally arrive within 60 minutes of your call to: 0203 151 2146

DS Serve cover all surrounding areas, such as Bexleyheath, Eltham & Chislehurst, but also has teams Burst Pipe Repairers in London areas such as Burst Pipe Repairers in Bromley and Burst Pipe Repairers in Welling


If you don’t need a burst pipe specialist, but need another tradesman, you’ll be happy to discover that we also have Drainage Engineers in Woolwich, Heating Engineers in Woolwich, Gas Safe Engineers in Woolwich, Sewage Tankers for Hire in Woolwich

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Our Woolwich burst pipe plumbers cover all streets, districts and towns within a 5 mile radius of Woolwich Dockyard Train Station.


Central London Areas Covered: City of London, Bloomsbury, Russel Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, Islington, Kings Cross, Camden, Aldwych, Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Farringdon, Westminster, Hatton Garden, Soho, Hackney, Chinatown, Broadgate, Marylebone, Barbican, Mayfair, Aldgate, Grosvenor Square, Tower Hill, Hanover Square, Tower Hamlets, Savile Row, Billingsgate, Paddington, Blackfriars, Bayswater, Primrose Hill, Temple, Notting Hill, Vauxhall, Chiswick, Pimlico, Belgravia, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Holland Park, Maida Vale, Ladbroke Grove, Chelsea, Shoreditch, Lambeth, Shadwell, Earls Court, Southwark, Wapping, Bankside, Fulham, Battersea, Oval, Wandsworth, Southfields, Earlsfield, Hoxton, Euston | South East London Areas covered: Falconwood, Croydon, Addiscombe, SE2, Selhurst, East Wickham, Shirley, SE3, Addington, Shooters Hill, SE7, Plumstead, SE9, Woolwich, SE10, Avery Hill, SE12, Abbey Wood, SE13, Woolwich, SE18, Charlton, SE28, Kidbrooke, Lee, Blackheath, Lewisham, Eltham, Mottingham, Thamesmead, Grove Park, Bromley | Kent towns & villages covered: Welling, DA16, Bexleyheath, DA6, Bexley, DA5, Foots Cray, BR8, Erith, DA8, Northumberland Heath, DA18, Belvedere, BR6, North Cray, DA15, Sidcup, BR7, Chislehurst, DA9, Greenhithe, BR1, Bromley, St. Paul's Cray, St. Mary Cray, Orpington, Swanley, Dartford, Crayford, Wilmington, Blackfen, Falconwood, Belvedere | All South West London postcodes, areas and boroughs covered including: Brixton, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, Clapham, Balham, Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames, Putney, Roehampton, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Mitcham, Tooting, Wandsworth, Southfields, Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Merton, Raynes Park, Sutton, Wallington | All London Postcodes & London Boroughs including: Whitechapel, Hampstead, Mile End, Highgate, Bethnal, Bow, Stoke Newington, Barking, Forest Gate, Stratford, Dalston, Homerton, Leyton, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Plaistow, Poplar, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Canary Wharf, Canning Town, Silvertown.


Talk to one of our friendly and knowlegable advisers on 0203 151 2146

*If water from burst pipe is leaking near your electrics or electrical appliances, switch off the electricity from the mains straightaway. If the mains switch is wet, don't touch it or you could risk electrocution! You should call an electrician immediately.

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