What Should I Do If a Pipe Bursts in My House?

Not sure what to do if one of the pipes burst in your home? The Durham plumbing experts at JD Service Now have gathered important steps you should take when your pipe burst.

  1. Shut Off the Water & Electricity (if necessary)
  2. Open a Faucet
  3. Find the Broken Pipe
  4. Contact a Professional Plumber

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A burst pipe can damage your property and can cause serious damage to your walls, floors, or other items in your home. When a pipe bursts, there are various steps you should take to limit the damage caused. The Durham plumbing professionals at JD Service Now has put together various essential steps you should do when a pipe bursts in your home.

  1. Shut Off the Water & Electricity (if necessary)

Your pipe may burst when the water pressure finds a weak spot in the pipe. Shutting off the main water supply is the best solution. The main stop tap is usually located under the kitchen skin or in the area what the main service pipe connects to your home's plumbing.

  1. Open a Faucet

The next thing you should do is open a faucet after you shut off the water main to relieve any remaining pressure in the pipes. You should also flush toilets to ensure there is no more water running from the taps.

  1. Find the Broken Pipe

You should then locate the broken pipe immediately to prevent future damage to your home. Once you find the burst, you will know how serious the problem is. For example, if you see you have a tiny crack, your pipe might just need to be patched. However, if the damage is greater, your pipe might need to be replaced.

  1. Contact a Professional Plumber

A broken pipe should be handled by a professional plumber. Fixing and replacing pipes can be a complex project that could be costlier if not completed properly. It is also important to have a plumbing professional inspect any issues as soon as possible before the problem can lead to any more bursting pipes or plumbing issues. 

Call JD Service Now Today!

If you have a broken pipe, the Durham plumbing professionals at JD Service Now are ready to help. Our home plumbing team is certified at the highest levels of technical training and receive continuing industry education to ensure they’re on top of the latest trends and technology. Regardless of how complex your plumbing issue may be, there isn’t anything our team can’t handle. We always deliver unparalleled customer service and we take great care to ensure we leave your home as clean as we found it upon our job's completion. JD Service Now provides residential plumbing services to customers in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Garner and the Triangle.

If you need plumbing assistance, contact our Durham plumbers today at (919) 626-3626!