5 Steps To Take When a Pipe Breaks
Time is not on your side when your home has water damage
A broken pipe in your home can cause a massive headache because, typically, it will result in water damage. We want our locals to be mindful and call a plumber when pipes in their property make noise or seem not to be working correctly.
SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek is an IICRC certified water damage firm; the following five steps are steps that they believe in reducing the size of water damages from a broken water pipe:
1) Shut Off The Water
The first thing you need to do is locate your main water shut off valve and immediately turn off the water. Shutting off the main water line will avoid any extra water damage. Once you have turned off the water supply, turn on a couple of faucets in your home that are not linked to the damaged pipe; this way, the remaining water in the pipes will come out and relieve the water pressure.
Depending on the water leak location, it might be useful to turn the electricity supply off.
2) Contact A Plumber
It is highly recommended that you call a local plumber to handle fixing any broken pipes. Calling a plumber will allow running water to be turned back on and to have your home or business back to a functioning manner.
3) Remove The Water
After you contact a local plumber, you can start cleaning up any water that might have leaked inside the property to prevent any further damages or possible mold. It is good to call a water restoration company even if the broken pipe causes a small water leak. No matter the size, a water restoration company like SERVPRO will be able to handle both water and mold damage properly. They will install Air Movers and Dehumidifiers to ensure that your home is dry.
4) Get Air In Tight Spaces
Most of the time, your pipes are located behind walls. Without the knowledge of drying techniques, it will be hard to get air behind a wall. If you have pipes enclosed behind walls, cabinets, and doors, you should try to get air to pass through. Airflow will help move water particles into the air and be removed by a dehumidifier.
5) Contact Your Insurance Company
Nine out of ten times, SERVPRO has seen water damage from a broken pipe covered by the homeowner's insurance company. The best part about hiring SERVPRO for all water damage restoration services is that they will work with your insurance company to ensure you're getting the proper coverage out of your claim.
Call SERVPRO Professionals
Right after a pipe breaks in your home, you can skip all steps and call SERVPRO directly to save time. SERVPRO has a water damage team available 24/7 and has built relationships with the best plumbing vendors in Dayton, OH. Remember, it is always better to be on the safe side and avoid any mold damages from a small water leak. We will take care of the work, contact your insurance company, and completely restore any damage caused by water and/or mold.
Call us at (937) 228-3433.
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