What To Do If You Have A Burst Water Pipe
First of all don’t panic – Finding out you have a burst water pipe can be scary and it can cause a lot of damage to your home if left untreated, however there are things you can do which will help the situation and one of those is not to panic
Turn the water off if you can – Find your water meter (Usually located outside in the front yard) and turn the water off. This will stop the flow of water into your home and therefore stop the water leak. It will mean that all of your taps will not work, so fill up the kettle before you do this
Clean up any water – after you notice you have a water leak, you usually find water on your floor or near walls. To prevent further damage to your home and to reduce the risk of people falling due to slipping on the water, clean up any water that is laying around with a mop and bucket. That way you’ll kep the floors dry and keep everyone in your home safe at the same time
Call your plumber – You will need a qualified professional to take care of the burst water pipe in your home. Organise your plumber as soon as you can. This way you’ll get your leak fixed and your home back up and running sooner rather than later
Move any furniture if needed – If you have furniture sitting around the effected area that could be damaged either from water on the floor or plumbing works taking place in the area, it will be best to move the furniture out of the way that way it wont get damaged. You can always move it back once the plumbing works have been completed
Once you have organised your plumber and gotten your house ready you can relax. Your plumbing professional will know exactly what to do when he arrives and will be explaining everything to you when he does. He’ll also be explaining prices up front before he starts so there’ll be no nasty surprises.