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Dec 10, 2023

What To Do If A Pipe Bursts?

A burst pipe is undoubtedly one of the most distressing plumbing emergencies that homeowners may encounter, and unfortunately, it is more common than we would prefer. Factors such as freezing temperatures, corrosion, and neglecting maintenance contribute to the vulnerability of pipes. While preventive measures can mitigate the risk, it is crucial for homeowners to be well-informed about the immediate steps to take in the unfortunate event of a burst pipe.

In this article brought to you by Rooter Man Plumbing, we will provide a guide on what to do if a pipe bursts. It’s important to note that the burst pipe repair is urgent and should be arranged ASAP. Call Rooter Man Plumbing to hire a local plumber today.

  • Shut Off the Water Supply

The first and most critical step when a pipe bursts is to shut off the water supply immediately. Locate the main water shut-off valve in your home and turn it clockwise to stop the flow of water. This swift action is essential in preventing further water damage and minimizing the potential for mold growth and structural issues.

  • Electricity and Safety First

Safety should be the top priority in handling a burst pipe situation. Prioritize safety before attempting any cleanup or repairs. If the burst pipe is near electrical appliances or outlets, exercise extreme caution. Turn off the electricity in the affected area to eliminate the risk of electrical shocks.

  • Identify and Isolate the Burst Pipe

Once the water supply is turned off and safety measures are in place, identify the location of the burst pipe. Look for visible signs of water leakage, such as water stains, puddles, or wet spots on walls and ceilings. If possible, use towels, buckets, or containers to collect water and prevent it from spreading to unaffected areas.

  • Document the Damage

Before cleanup and repairs begin, document the damage for insurance purposes. Take photographs and make a list of the affected areas and belongings. This documentation will be valuable when filing an insurance claim to cover repair costs and potential property damage.

  • Have the Burst Pipe Repaired

While some DIY enthusiasts may be tempted to attempt a quick fix, it is advisable to call a professional plumber. Burst pipes often require specialized knowledge and equipment to ensure a proper and lasting repair. Experienced plumbers at Rooter Man can assess the extent of the damage, provide expert solutions, and restore your plumbing system to working order.

  • Bring Water Damage Under Control

While waiting for the plumber to arrive, focus on mitigating water damage. Remove as much water as possible using towels, mops, or a wet/dry vacuum. Use fans and dehumidifiers to accelerate the drying process and prevent the growth of mold. Prompt and effective water damage mitigation is crucial to minimizing long-term consequences.

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