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Steps To Take If Pipes Burst In Your Home

Steps To Take If Pipes Burst In Your Home

Having pipes burst in your home can be quite devastating. The first concern, of course, is whether or not your personal property and keepsakes have been ruined, but there are certain steps that you need to take immediately before worrying about any of your belongings. Use these tips to ensure that you have the best possible outcome after such an unfortunate event occurs.

The very first step that you must take is to shut off the main valve for your water system. This will stop the flow of water into your home and reduce the level of damage that you may face. In most cases this is located in a basement or under a home if there is no basement. It can be recognized by the red lever attached to a large pipe. You may also want to shut off the energy flow into your home. This can be done by removing fuses or flipping all of the switches on your circuit breaker. This will greatly reduce the damage to your electric system as well as reduce the chances of a fire erupting.

The next step is to remove as much water as you can immediately. Water damage can quickly jeopardize the integrity of a home’s flooring, walls and ceilings. The more water that you can remove right away the better. The last thing you want is rot and mold taking over your home which can lead to spending thousands on remediation or a complete loss of the home.

Once you have the situation reasonably under control you will want to call both a plumber and a water removal service. You should be able to find a quality plumber online or in your local phone book that is happy to come to your home any time of the day. Having water is essential. While you could decide to wait until normal business hours to have it fixed, that likely is not feasible given the needs of humans.

Calling a water removal service right away is absolutely necessary. They have the equipment to remove any remaining water as well as the expertise to determine whether or not additional measures are needed to prevent mold in the places that are not seen. Many companies have the capabilities to save papers, pictures, furniture and more, so if any of those have been affected you may want to find a company that specializes in that type of work.

It can sound expensive when given a quote, but doing so can save you many times the cost in the long run. Having mold or rot in your home is not only dangerous to your health, but can lead to you long no longer being physically sound.

Use the tips provided to ensure that you have the best possible outcome in the event that you have a pipe burst in your home. Skipping any step will only lead to more problems. In the end, you will be glad that you had.

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Steps To Take If Pipes Burst In Your Home
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Having pipes burst in your home can be quite devastating. The first concern, of course, is whether or not your personal property and keepsakes have been ruined, but there are certain steps that you need to take immediately before worrying about any of your belongings. Use these tips to ensure that you have the best possible outcome after such an unfortunate event occurs. The very first step that you must take is to shut off the main valve for your water system. This will stop the flow of water into your home and reduce the level of damage that you may face. In most cases this is located in a basement or under a home if there is no basement. It can be recognized by the red lever attached to a large pipe. You may also want to shut off the energy flow into your home. This can be done by removing fuses or flipping all of the switches on your circuit breaker. This will greatly reduce the damage to your electric system as well as reduce the chances of a fire erupting. The next step is to remove as much water as you can immediately. Water damage can quickly jeopardize the integrity of a home's flooring, walls and ceilings. The more water that you can remove right away the better. The last thing you want is rot and mold taking over your home which can lead to spending thousands on remediation or a complete loss of the home. Once you have the situation reasonably under control you will want to call both a plumber and a water removal service. You should be able to find a quality plumber online or in your local phone book that is happy to come to your home any time of the day. Having water is essential. While you could decide to wait until normal business hours to have it fixed, that likely is not feasible given the needs of humans. Calling a water removal service right away is absolutely necessary. They have the equipment to remove any remaining water as well as the expertise to determine whether or not additional measures are needed to prevent mold in the places that are not seen. Many companies have the capabilities to save papers, pictures, furniture and more, so if any of those have been affected you may want to find a company that specializes in that type of work. It can sound expensive when given a quote, but doing so can save you many times the cost in the long run. Having mold or rot in your home is not only dangerous to your health, but can lead to you long no longer being physically sound. Use the tips provided to ensure that you have the best possible outcome in the event that you have a pipe burst in your home. Skipping any step will only lead to more problems. In the end, you will be glad that you had.
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