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1/23/2020 (Permalink)

We talk about prevention a lot. Of course, we all try to be diligent in preventing any damage to our homes but sometimes mother nature does not give us a choice. We might do all of the things on the checklist to prevent water pipes from freezing but it may happen anyway. A burst pipe is a common occurrence, as roughly fifty-million homeowners experience a burst pipe every year. One of the major issues that burst pipes bring is that a ? inch crack can easily lead to over 250 gallons of water flooding your home daily if left untreated.  However, with each flood situation being different, each requires a unique solution. If this is the case and you do experience a burst pipe in your home, I have provided a few guidelines to follow to help reduce any further damage.

Turn off Your Main Water Supply - This is the first and important step for avoiding further water damage to your home.  Shutting down your main water supply stops all water throughout the home and makes it easier to repair the burst pipe. In some cases, you may have to turn off your main power switch of the leak is happening near an electrical source.

Turn Off Valves - If the burst pipe routes from a hot water tank, close off the hot water valve to avoid loss of water and possible injury.

If the Pipe is Frozen - If the pipe happens to be frozen, don’t let it thaw.

Call SERVPRO - Once the water is shut off from the home, call SERVPRO of Springfield immediately.  This avoids further damage to your home and property. Our experts are on call 24/7 365.  We will be on-site to start the drying process, this prevents further damage such as mold and mildew.  Our experts will clean and dry personal property as well as walls and flooring. There is no job too big or too small.

Take Inventory - Take inventory of the damaged property from the burst pipe.  Once this is accumulated, contact your insurance provider.

As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield, Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, and Montgomery counties is always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.

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