Pipe Burst

What to Do if a Pipe Bursts in Your Home

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare—coming home only to find flooding from a burst pipe. It is very difficult not to panic, but the steps you take immediately after a pipe bursts will affect whether or not your home suffers a great deal of damage. Stop the Water Flow First, you should immediately turn off the flow of water in your home, even if you are not sure which pipe is broken. You should go to the water main and turn the stop tap. In most cases, this is located under your kitchen sink or wherever the main service pipe is connected to your home. Make sure that every member of your household, young and old, knows where this is located. Once you stop the flood of water, you should drain the pipes. Run cold water through all faucets in your home and flush each toilet at least one time. Turn off your hot water heater. Next, you should return to the faucets and run the hot water until it is all gone. Once the tap water supply inside of the pipes has been depleted, the water will stop flooding into your home. Find the Problem If you aren’t immediately sure which pipe has burst in your home, you should try to locate the pipe. See what damage has been done and call a plumber. Keep in mind that major water pipes will take more money, time and effort to replace because of the number of connections. A small pipe underneath a sink will be more affordable to swap out. The plumber who comes to your home will be able to determine the best course of action and make repairs. Call Professional Water Damage Experts Next, you need to remedy the water damage to your home. Professional water remediation services know […]

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