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Why a Burst Pipe in Your Home Demands Fast Action

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Why a Burst Pipe in Your Home Demands Fast Action

When you live in an apartment or condo, having a burst pipe can be quite disastrous as you need to get someone who has the authority to turn the water off to the building. However, this also makes it inconvenient for other tenants as they will be left without running water until the problem is resolved. As a homeowner, a burst pipe in your home is not as problematic, but it does require fast action to keep damage to a minimum.

Turn the Water Off Immediately

It is crucial to know where the water shutoff value is in your home. Once you notice that a pipe has burst, the first thing you need to do is quickly, but safely get to where the water shutoff valve is and turn it off.

Minimize Damage Caused

The main goal in turning the water off is to stop the water from flowing and spreading through your home. As long as you are at home when this happens, you should be able to avoid substantial property damage.

Get Professional Help

Hiring a professional is the most effective and reliable way to deal with this type of problem. The water that made its way out of the plumbing system will continue to damage your home, so emergency cleanup is essential. It is crucial to remove the water quickly and then assess the situation to determine the next step.

Depending on the severity of the problem, it could be a decently long project to get your home back to normal. If you ever need help with emergency cleanup or water damage repair, please contact us.