How To Deal With A Burst Pipe

Turn Off Your Water Main

The very first thing you want to do is switch off your water supply. Until you do that, water will continue to flow out of the burst pipe. If you’re not sure where your water main is, don’t panic! If you live in a house, it is most likely near your water heater. If it’s not inside, you might be able to find it under a metal lid on your property close to the street. 

Be VERY careful when navigating thought the water that is now in your home. The last thing you want is to get injured while you’re in the middle of this horrible situation. If you think the water might have reached any electrical sockets or near your fuse box, turning off your electricity would also be a good precaution.

Drain All Faucets

Once your water supply has been cut off, you will need to remove the remaining water in system. You need to drain the cold water first. Turn the clod water on all the faucets and flush the toilets until they are empty. Next, turn off your water heater, and turn all the hot taps on to drain them. 

Try To Air Out The Moisture

Open windows and doors to help air out your home. In order to effectively dry out your home, you might need to call a professional restoration service. If you call a restoration company fast enough, they can air out the home before any mold gets a chance to develop in the home. When dealing with a burst pipe, it is so important to get professionals to your home as soon as possible. 

Document EVERYTHING

Document everything as detailed as possible. This will help you while filing an insurance claim during your restoration process. 

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