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WHAT TO DO WHEN A PIPE BURSTS IN YOUR HOME ?
Winter temperature, or summer times, could be a reason for bursting pipes and leaking valves. But when a pipe collapses it leaves you no choice except to repair it. Here are some of the tips on handling a burst pipe at your home.
Turn off the main
water valve immediately
It is the
quickest and most robust way of stopping the water from leaking. As the water
source will be blocked by turning off the main valve, the water will stop
leaking from the leaking pipe.
Drainage of pipes.
mandatory to drain all the water by flushing each toilet. Additionally, turn on
the cold water side of the faucets to make those dry.
Turn off the water
everything else is shut down, you should go back and turn the heater off while
turning the taps of hot water on. This will allow the hot water to bleed from
all the facets of the home. Hence, there will be no additional damage while
repairing the damaged pipe.
Turn off the electricity
must be practiced while repairing the burst pipe. That is why it is advised
that you should turn off all the electrical appliances and cut off the power
supply. Taking your fuses out will do the job.
Find out which pipe
Although it is
easier to identify large breaks c, finding a pipe with a small leakage could be
an arduous task. That is why it is advised that you should look out for
ceilings that are bulging, water pooled on the floors or under the sinks. If
you can identify the source of leakage, use the bucket to contain the leaking
water (if still leaking).
Call a professional
matter if the size of the pipe break is minor or significant. You don't have
the right experience or the right tools to repair those. Although people can
repair small cracks with commercial tapes and chemical bonding agents, this
might result in some severe damage if it didn't last. That is why it is
recommended to take the help of a professional while repairing the burst pipes.
File insurance claim
Water is the
most destructive force to a home, which is why you should always document the
damage caused to your home by the water. Take the pictures of the damage done
as soon as you can, and file for an insurance claim.
even minor, are a hazard to your home. That is why it is advised to assess the
nature of the leakage and call a professional plumbing agency right away. If
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