Steps To Take If Your Pipes Burst In Your Home / Business
When water freezes it expands in volume by 9%. This increase in pressure can cause your pipes to break at a weak spot causing water to come rushing out the break. Important steps to follow if you ever encounter such experience are:
Step 1: Locate your main water shut off valve and turn it off to stop the flow of water.
- For houses on well water: if you are unable to locate your main water shut off, the other solution is to shut off your well in order to stop the water.
Step 2: Call your most trusted restoration experts to analyze and start the restoration process to ensure no further damage, such as mold growth, occurs.
Step 3: Call your plumber to fix your broken pipes. If you need assistance with locating a plumber SERVPRO will always guide you in the right direction.