There is nothing worse than the thought of a pipe bursting in your home. While you hope this never happens to you, it could come about when you least expect it.
Here are the steps you need to take if a pipe bursts in your home:
- Shut off your water at the main water valve
- If necessary, shut off electricity to your home
- Assess the damage
- Call a plumber
- Begin to remove the water from your home
While this sounds simple enough, it can be difficult to stay on track as panic sets in. After all, you’ll be in a hurry to ensure that your home doesn’t suffer too much damage.
Once a plumber arrives, he or she can assess the situation and tell you what went wrong. Of course, your plumber can also fix the problem to ensure that it doesn’t occur (at least not in the same place) again in the future.
So, there you have it. It’s your hope that a pipe never bursts in your home, but it could happen to you. If it does, don’t hesitate to take these five steps. They’ll go a long way in helping you get back on track!