What To Do If A Pipe In Your Home Bursts?

What To Do If A Pipe In Your Home Bursts?

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Winter temperatures in Melbourne oscillate between cold and moderate weather. However, a burst pipe in the dead of winter is no laughing matter. Here’s what you should do if you find a busted pipe in your home.

  1. DISCONNECT THE MAIN WATER VALVE.

Stopping the source of the water is the quickest approach to stop the water damage caused by a burst pipe. The most valuable items are frequently located in the basement or under the kitchen sink.

  1. EXPLORE THE PIPES.

It is critical to flush each toilet and run the cold-water side of the faucets dry to remove any residual water from the pipes.

  1. DISCONNECT THE HOT WATER HEATER.

After the system has been turned off, return to the house and bleed the hot water from all of the taps.

  1. DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICITY IN YOUR HOME.

Water may have gotten into touch with electrical outlets or possibly your fuse box, depending on where the leak happened.

  1. DETERMINE WHICH PIPE BURST.

Larger breaks may be evident, however, minor breaks may be more difficult to identify. Examine the ceiling for bulges, collecting water on the floor, or water beneath the sink. If you immediately discovered the source of the leak and water is still seeping, consider trapping it with a big bucket.

  1. DETERMINE THE SIZE OF THE BREAK AND CALL A QUALIFIED PLUMBER.

Some ruptured pipes cause minor cracks that may be mended using commercial tape containing a chemical bonding agent. However, homeowners should exercise caution since a burst pipe that is not properly fixed can cause much more harm. It is suggested that you engage a professional to repair or replace busted pipes.

  1. DAMAGE TO DOCUMENTS.

Water is one of nature’s most devastating forces. Take images of the damage as soon as possible and use them to file an insurance claim.

  1. TO AVOID MOLD GROWTH, CLEAN UP THE WATER DAMAGE.

Depending on the magnitude of the leak, you may need to contact a professional cleanup service to dry flooded carpets and walls using commercial wet-dry vacs and heavy-duty fans.

Adding insulation to unheated areas, weatherizing outdoor hoses, hose bibs, and sprinkler systems are all excellent ways to keep water from expanding within pipes and creating cracks or breaks. If you require a skilled plumber in an emergency, J.O. Plumbing provides same-day service seven days a week.

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