How to Handle a Burst Pipe

Uh oh! Are you dealing with a burst pipe? It will be okay — but it’s important to know how to deal with burst pipes when they happen. It’s also important to act as quickly as possible! Follow our guide below on how to handle a burst pipe:

  1. First thing’s first: turn OFF your water supply. Your first step in dealing with a burst pipe should be to turn off the water supply. Why? Because this will prevent more water from gushing into the pipe — which can cause some serious structural damage.
  2. Turn off your electricity and heating system. It’s always better to be safe than sorry — if you think any water from your burst pipe could have leaked onto your electronics, electrical outlets, etc. it’s best to just turn off your electricity altogether. Otherwise, you risk being electrocuted; yikes! In addition, you should also turn off your heating system, to prevent further damage from occurring.
  3. Call a plumbing professional. For the sake of your and your family’s safety, it’s best to contact a plumbing professional when you’re dealing with a burst pipe. Burst pipes can be tricky, and consulting with a professional will ensure that your pipe gets fixed efficiently.

Contact General Plumbing Today

Do you have further questions about how to handle a burst pipe in your plumbing? When you experience issues with your plumbing or water, it’s important to take care of the situation before it gets worse — particularly when you experience a burst or broken pipe. This is where the professionals come in. Here at General Plumbing, we’re here to ensure that you receive the timely, efficient service that you need and deserve. At General Plumbing, we have dozens of years of experience in dealing with virtually all types of plumbing maintenance & repair. Contact our team today to take advantage of our services – call us at (561) 771-0086.

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