Dealing with a Burst Pipe

Don’t Panic

Whenever a pipe bursts and causes flooding, it’s easy to panic. However, it’s important to remain calm and keep a leveled head. The best way to respond is to find the emergency shut off valve for your water supply. By turning off the water you can minimize the water damage that can accumulate, whether it’s inside the basement or elsewhere within your home.

Determine the Damage

Once the water is off, you can take your time to find our how waterlogged your house is. Burst pipes are no joke and you must move quickly to avoid old and mildew infestations. If you still have lead pipes this is a good time to replace them. Copper and PVC pipes are higher quality and won’t affect your health.

Inspect the Plumbing

Once the water damage has been handled, you can then inspect the overall condition o your home’s plumbing. Look for signs of cracks, leaks or holes in any of the pipes or any of the joints where they connect. If you spot a pin hole, then you can patch it up with duct tape or electrical tape. Hairline fractures call for pipe sealant. If you see larger cracks then its time to call a professional to come and help.

Get Professional Help

Dealing with a burst pipe can be scary. When it comes to flooding in your home and water damage it is always best to call a restoration specialist to clear the standing water and restore the area. Able can help you make sure your home is back to beyond perfection. We provide services which will improve anything caused by the damage. We also work very well with insurance companies to reduce costs to you.