There are a lot of things that can go wrong in a house. That’s one of the things that makes being a homeowner so stressful; there’s no maintenance to come out and fix problems for you. If you need help with a problem in your home, you have to fix it yourself or call professionals. So, what do you do if a pipe bursts? You should call POM Plumbing. However, before you take a moment to get the phone, here are some things you should know about handling pipe bursts.
Recognizing Pipe Bursts
The first thing you need to know is how to recognize a burst pipe. Not every burst pipe is going to rear its head by flooding your bathroom. Sometimes a pipe in the wall will burst and your only sign will be the sound of water leaking within the wall. The important thing in recognizing plumbing issues is paying attention to sudden changes. If you hear a noise one day that wasn’t there the last, it’s worth looking into. There’s also the more obvious sign of water showing up where it doesn’t belong. If something unusual is happening in your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to check it out.
The first thing you should do if you think you have a burst pipe is shut the water off. No, not the sink water. You’ll need to shut off the water to the entire house. This is easier than it sounds. There’s a valve, usually near the hot water heater, where you can turn off the water to the whole house. This will prevent a lot more damage, but not all of it.
The next step, to keep damage to a minimum, is soaking up water. If your burst pipe is leaking water onto the floor, into a cabinet, or anywhere else, you’ll want to do damage control. Grab some towels and get to drying up as much of the water as you can. Whatever water is already in your pipes may continue to leak out, but as long as you’ve turned the water off, that will come to an end eventually.
And finally, get out your phone and call your neighborhood plumber. If you live anywhere in Toronto, POM Plumbing is the service for you. Our emergency services will have you covered any time of day in the case of a burst pipe.
Fixing the Pipe
Getting your burst pipe fixed is easy when you have a reliable team of plumbers at your disposal. POM Plumbing will be quick to search out the source of the leak and put a stop to it. Our methods are varied depending on the extent of the burst. Sometimes a pipe will need to be replaced entirely. Other times patching the pipe up with a rubber sleeve and some adhesive will keep it from causing further problems. No matter the solution, we’ll have your plumbing back in working order in no time at all.
If you have questions about or services or need some help, give us a call. We look forward to helping you.