One of the worst plumbing emergencies to deal with is a pipe rupture, since
it can potentially cause substantial water damage in a matter of minutes.
It’s important to remain calm and act quickly to temporarily resolve
the issue before the damage gets worse.
The following steps should be taken to reduce the amount of damage:
Turn Off Your Water – If a pipe ruptures in your home, it’s imperative to immediately
turn off the water supply. If your home is equipped with an automatic
shutoff valve, then this step doesn’t pertain to you since the valve
will cut of the water flow on its own. Otherwise, you must retrieve the
shutoff valve and cut off the flow.
Clean Up – You probably can’t access the pipe itself, since most pipes
in your home are typically concealed in your floors and walls. However,
if there is any pooling water in the general vicinity, quickly mop it
up. Remove any furniture, electronics and other objects in the surrounding area.
Contact a Bartlett Plumber – While these steps may seem simple enough, they are important to
follow in order to protect your home from further damage. The last step
is to contact an experienced and reliable plumber to take care of the
rest and restore the comfort of your home.
No matter what your plumbing needs are, you can count on Smith’s
Plumbing Services. Call us at
(901) 290-1110 today!