The thought of coming home to burst pipes and water leaking all over your living space is enough to strike fear into any homeowner’s heart. Unfortunately, as dreadful of a thought as it is, it’s something every homeowner should prepare for. In case a pipe bursts in your home, you have to be prepared to react accordingly. Fortunately, your trusted plumbing and residential remodeling company, Kingdom Restoration, shares some tips on what to do in case your pipes burst.
Turn off the water and drain the faucet. The first step is to take when your pipe bursts is to turn off the water. The quicker you do this, the better the chances you have at reducing water damage. You’re most likely to find your water shut-off valve near the water heater, in the basement or in a crawl space. Once done, open the faucet to drain the remaining cold water in the pipe to prevent it from freezing. The leak should stop afterwards.
Find the burst pipe. According to your remodeling contractor, the next step is to figure out where the piper burst. If you think it’s been leaking for a while, take extra caution when walking into rooms and look for ceilings with bumps or water dripping, indicating that water damage has already occurred. If you catch the leak early, you can place a basin or bucket underneath it to catch the water.
Seek professional help. Once you’ve done patchwork repairs or inspection, call the professionals as soon as possible. Work with a professional plumber to fix or replace your burst pipes, and call an electrician in case there are signs of electrical damage.
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