Pipes Burst??? Here's What To Do!
Here’s a little story for you…
Once upon a time there was a young couple who had recently purchased their first home just outside the city limits. The high temperature had remained in the twenties for a few days now, but not today. Today’s forecast called for a beautiful day full of sunshine and a high of forty-seven! Finally – it would be bearable outside and cozy inside.
As the wife arrived home from work, she noticed a hissing sound as she unlocked the front door. As she walked down the hallway past the bathroom, the hissing got louder and with each step she heard a squishing sound. As she discovered the squishing sound was wet carpet, she suddenly realized what was going on. But just to be sure, she quickly turned on the faucet in the sink. She was correct. There was little water pressure, which meant that somewhere a pipe had burst and was leaking water.
What many people don’t realize is that when a pipe freezes, it can remain intact until the frozen water begins to thaw, as the water begins to move again, the leak makes itself apparent. Spraying water in some random direction, soaking down anything from the dirt under the house, to the flooring and carpet just above. Either way, here’s what to do when you find yourself in this situation.
First things first – SHUT OFF THE WATER SUPPLY!
This will ease the pressure on the pipes and allow the water to drain slowly and hopefully cause less damage.
Next – Call a licensed plumber to find and repair the broken pipe.
Last but not least - call SERVPRO of Chester, Hardin, Henderson and McNairy Counties!
Our 24-hour response team will immediately start the drying process. We’ll remove your belongings quickly to prevent any further damage, then we’ll tear out damaged flooring and drywall. Finally, we’ll set our exclusive SERVPRO drying equipment to begin drying the structure (subfloor and wall studs). We’ll work with your insurance company and adjuster to determine what’s covered under your policy, and help you understand every step along the way.
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CALL SERVPRO OF CHESTER, HARDIN, HENDERSON AND MCNAIRY COUNTIES TODAY!!
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