Busted Water Pipe Causing Water to Pour Into Your Home? What You Should Do

Blog

If a pipe has burst in your home and has left water pouring out into your house, there are a number of issues that can present themselves. For example, you could be left with a flooded home, your water bill could be excessive if the water continues to flow, you could be left with thousands of dollars worth of damage to have to pay for, and you someone could be injured in the flooding water. Read on for helpful information to use as a guide in case a pipe has bust at your home. 

1. Assess the Situation

Before you step foot into the flooded water, be sure you aren't going to get an electrical shock. If the water has reached the level of outlets or the fuse box, the water could be dangerous to step into. Sometimes the power could be off completely, but you should tread carefully into the water before entering it. If the water is sewage water in your home, you should also tread lightly and wear protective boots and clothing, as the water will be full of bacteria that can be very dangerous.

2. Find the Water Shut-off

Find the main water shut-off valve in your home and turn the water off. This will help if the water is coming from a pipe that is a water line, not a drainage line. The main shut-off may be located in a basement, crawl space, or in a closet that houses all of the other components of your house. Be sure you know ahead of time where this shut-off valve is located so that you can turn it off quickly.

3. Drain the Water

Begin draining the water from your home to attempt to salvage your home. Get buckets, use a sump pump, or use a hose and create suction to drain the water out of your house. The sooner you can start draining the water, the better chance you have of preventing too much water damage to your home.

4. Call an Emergency Plumber

Contact an emergency plumber to come to your home and repair the busted pipe. If the pipe wasn't a water line and was a sewer line, you may have a major mess on your hands and you could be left without plumbing for several days. Call a plumber right away to have your pipe repaired.

A busted pipe can put a damper in your day to day life and could cost you a lot of money in damages. Call an emergency plumber for help making the repair to prevent any further damage to your home.

Share

24 July 2020

plumbing mistakes - when to call in the pros

Do you know when to call a plumber? I had it in my head that plumbing was a simple system in my home that I could manage myself, but quickly learned otherwise. After completing a bathroom renovation myself and having a few of the water and drain pipe connections fail, I quickly learned that it was one job that I should have left to a professional. My website offers you simple solutions to small plumbing issues and a short guide to help you determine if your best option is to call in the professional plumbers. Hopefully, my mistakes will help you learn what not to do in your home.