What To Do After Your Pipe Ruptures

What To Do After Your Pipe Ruptures

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!

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