What You Should Do If You Find a Pipe Burst
A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can do to slow the impact of a burst pipe.
1. Shut off the Water
2. Open a Faucet
Opening a faucet after you shut off the water main will relieve any remaining pressure in the pipes.
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3. Call a Plumber
Unless you feel comfortable trying to repair a broken pipe on your own, you’re probably going to need a plumber at some point. You can, however, do several things before calling the plumber that will help reduce the impact of a broken pipe.
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4. Start Getting Rid of the Water
Grab the mop, buckets and a shop vacuum to start to get rid of the water because you certainly don’t want it soaking into everything else in the house. Plus, a quick clean up will reduce the chances of something getting moldy.
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