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What to Do When a Pipe Bursts in Your Home

Winter is a time when pipes are more likely to burst. The reason for this is when water freezes, it expands and can cause the pipe to break. When a pipe?s pressure reaches 40,000 psi, it can no longer hold and breaks open. Often, the break happens where there is ice formation. But, it can […]
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Winter is a time when pipes are more likely to
burst. The reason for this is when water freezes, it expands and can cause the
pipe to break. When a pipe?s pressure reaches 40,000 psi, it can no longer hold
and breaks open. Often, the break happens where there is ice formation. But, it
can also be where the pipe is at its weakest.

When your pipe bursts, the first thing that
you have to do is to call a plumber. Here are some things that you can do in the meantime to help prevent water damage and leaks.

Turn Off Main Water Supply

When a pipe bursts, you have to stop the water
from continuously running. Cut off the main water supply to make sure that it doesn?t
cause any further damage. The main water shut-off valve is often located near
the water heater. You can also check crawlspaces and the basement. If you
cannot find it inside your home, you might want to check for a metal lid around
your property near the street.

Turn Off Electrical Supply

If you suspect that the water may have reached
electrical sockets or the fuse box, it is best to take precautions by turning
off your powe...
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