Steps to Take if a Water Pipe Bursts
Water pipes can burst at any time, although it happens most commonly in the winter time. If this should happen at your home or business, follow these steps to help reduce the resulting water damage:
· Turn off the water supply at the main valve, which is typically located in an underground cement box at the front of your property near the street, although the valve might be in the garage or near the hot water heater.
TIP: Be prepared and locate the main water valve before an emergency arises!
· If the burst pipe is a hot water line, make sure to also turn off the water valve at the top of your hot water heater.
· Once you have turned off the main water valve, call a plumber to get the necessary repairs done to the water pipe.
If your broken pipe has caused water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of McKinney. Our professionals use top-of-the-line equipment to extract the water and help speed up the drying process, which will help to reduce the extent of the damage.