What to Do When a Pipe Bursts

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To say that a burst pipe is inconvenient would be a major understatement. In fact, a burst pipe is one of the most irritating mishaps you could experience as a homeowner. But, like any malfunction that involves water, you have to act quickly to prevent further damage from occurring. Wondering where to start? Consider these steps from the expert plumbers at Lake Charles Roto-Rooter:

What You Should Do:

  • Shut off your home’s water supply completely.
  • Turn off your home’s central heating.
  • Exercise extreme caution around any electrical outlets near the affected area. Depending on the amount of damage, it may be wise to turn off your electricity, too.
  • Time to clean up: drain the water completely using a wet vacuum or anything you can to remove the standing water.
  • Get drying: bring in large fans, a dehumidifier, and open windows if applicable to help dry the space.
  • If drywall, ventilation, furniture, or other items cannot be salvaged, you will need to have them disposed of quickly.
  • Remove any salvageable items from the space and take them to be properly repaired.
  • You need to be as thorough as possible to ensure that things are dry. Any moisture could become a major mold outbreak, which could lead to significant health risks over time.

Call Lake Charles Roto-Rooter Today

At Lake Charles Roto-Rooter>, we know that a broken pipe is irritating. In no time at all, you could have major water damage to deal with, which is a stressful situation. We are there for you whenever you need us to repair your leaking pipes and make sure your plumbing is in top shape. We are a trusted company since 1935 with incredible experience and professionality. Call us today at (337) 944-0108. We service Lake Charles, Louisiana and Beaumont, TX.

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