There are a couple of things that homeowners can do if they suspect they have a broken pipe in their home.
1. Shut Off the Water
If you find a burst pipe in your home, the first thing you need to do is to shut off your water. This process can help alleviate any water damage your property may incur. Your main water shut-off valve, or stop cock, is usually under your kitchen sink or at the entrance to your home. Once you have successfully shut off the water, you should drain all of your taps to get the remaining water out of your pipes. This process reduces the amount of pressure in the pipe system and can help prevent any further freezing of the pipes (if that was the cause of the burst pipe to begin with). Once all of the water has stopped running from the taps, any leaks should stop and further damage may be prevented for the time being.
2. Shut Off the Electricity
Depending on the size of the leak, you may need to shut off your electricity. If you suspect that water has come into contact or could come into contact with any wires or the fuse box, call a professional right away and stay away from any water or exposed wires.
3. Call a Professional Plumber
Call the professional plumbers at Hayes Plumbing and Heating Ltd if you suspect you have a broken pipe. Our experienced plumbers can help you avoid serious damage to your home or commercial property. Our services include leak detection, water fixture repair and supply pipe repair.