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Burst Pipe Repair

A burst pipe repair is an in-home adversity that has an effect on the hundreds of families every year. Water damage from burst piping and leaky pipes is responsible for half of the amounts paid out for home insurance. The vast temperature changes are responsible for this scenario. The sudden drop down in temperatures especially below 6 degree causes the pipe to expand which causes water damage. It often results in permanent damage to carpeting, floors, furniture and important valuables. There are other reasons too responsible for the pipe burst that is ageing of the pipe. With time, the condition of the pipe deteriorates which results in weak areas leaking and deteriorating. These often result in minute leaks which can sometimes be undiscovered. Many important steps can be taken which prevents frozen pipes to cause damage and protect your important valuables.

HOW TO AVOID BURST PIPES?

Discover Your Home/Business and possible locations where the pipe could freeze
Hunt for the areas where there are unheated water pipes located and wrap those pipes with foam or insulating materials.

Drop Your Faucets
It is a better idea to keep a faucet running slightly so as to maintain a flow of water in the piping system.

Garage Doors should be Closed
It is important to keep garage doors closed if there are any possible water lines in the garage.

Planning for a vacation or going out for a couple of days?
If you are going out of home for some days and you feel that there are chances of temperature getting dropped, turn off the water to your home and open all the taps to drain the system.

Thermostat is mandatory
Avert a highly costly repair job if a pipe freezes and burst by setting the thermostat.

IMPORTANT STEPS

Owning a home and important valuables is a major expense. It is mandatory to respond quickly as to protect quickly your possessions. Moreover, the family’s health and hygiene are at risk if the things are not cleaned properly.
Following are important steps to be taken when a pipe bursts.

Block the Water
If you feel that a pipe has broken, it is first important step is to turn off the water flow. Every member of the family must be aware of the location of the water shut-off in case of emergency.
After the main water switch is off, one should drain the pipes. This can be done by running the cold water on the faucets and flushing each toilet once. Turn off the water heater. The leak will eventually stop when there is no more running hot water.

Uncover the broken pipe and inspect the damage
After you drain all the water, look for the lines coming into your home to locate the exact location of the leak or the rupture.

Call a Plumber
It is the most important time to call in a professional plumber as a burst pipe is considered as an emergency.

Call a Professional Drying Crew
Contact a professional restoration company if the water from the burst pipe is on the walls or ceilings.

At Drain Target, a proudly Canadian Company we comprehend how messy and stressful it is when plumbing problems arise unexpectedly and out of the box. We feel that your home and your valuables are important. Connect with us for any emergency plumbing issues like a burst pipe. Our adept team is available 24 hours a day to assist you with all the plumbing and heating emergencies.