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What to Do if a Plumbing Pipe Bursts at Home

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

What Do You Do If a Pipe Bursts in Your House?

No one ever wants to come home to a plumbing disaster, but sometimes burst pipes happen. If you have a burst pipe in your home, don't panic! The Nassau County water damage repair and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury are here to share some steps you can take to mitigate the damage and get your plumbing back up and running as soon as possible.

Turn the Water Off

First things first: turn off the water. The last thing you want is more H2O to come gushing into your home, so find the main water shut-off valve and turn it clockwise to close it. Once the water is off, open up all of the faucets in your home to release any built-up pressure in the piping and empty out any remaining H2O in the pipe.

Call Your Plumber

Next, call a professional plumber. This is not a job that you want to tackle on your own, as it can be dangerous and there's a chance you could make the problem worse. The sooner you get a professional on the scene, the better. In the meantime, if safe, mop up any standing water and try to keep the affected area as dry as possible to prevent mold or other damage. 

Have the Situation Assessed

Once the plumber arrives, they will assess the situation and take appropriate steps to fix the problem. In some cases, they may need to replace a section of pipe or make other repairs. Once they have finished repairing the burst pipe, they will conduct a pressure test on your plumbing system to ensure that everything is working properly before turning the water back on.

Contact SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury to Take Care of the Rest

Burst pipes are never fun, but luckily SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is here to help save the day. As a trusted leader in the water damage restoration industry, our Nassau County rapid response team is here to help 24/7 and will restore your home to its former glory in record time.

To learn more about our water damage repair and restoration services, contact us today at  (516) 334-2927!

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