Responding to Busted Pipes
Initial response is important when pipes burst. (Photo Credits)
How a home or a property owner responds to a pipe burst can spell the difference between a major and a minor damage in the home.
The Desperate Homelife advises its viewers to seek professional help immediately. Plumbing Association of San Diego
"That is especially the case if you live in a rented property. Your landlord will want to see the official documentation that proves the work was carried out by a licensed expert. There should be many home repairs specialists in your local area. You just might have to get their contact details using your smartphone. Your laptop and WiFi connection aren't going to work without any power."
Read the whole post here.
First things first
The AA Blog gave its readers a list of what to do while waiting for the emergency plumber to arrive. A/C And HVAC
"Locate your stopcock. AA research indicates that one in three people don't know where to find their stopcock. It is essential for all house occupants know how to use and locate the stopcock to your main water supply – knowing this in advance allows you to act fast and minimise the damage. Stopcocks are generally located under the sink, bathroom, cloakroom, under the stairs or in the garage. Turn off the water. Drain the pipe of water by turning on all cold taps and flushing all your toilets. Then switch off the water heating system and turn on all hot taps to help drain the water supply system. Simply put, when there is no water left in the pipe the leaking will subside."
Read the whole checklist here.
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SureStop.com also reminded its readers that the incidence of pipe bursts increase during the winter.
"The feeling when you walk out of the cold into a warm house is priceless. The last thing you, or anyone, need is a burst pipe or even a frozen pipe to deal with, especially in the winter. Frozen pipes occur more often in winter. A harsh drop in temperature causes the water passing through the pipes to freeze and expand, potentially leading to a burst pipe and flooding. A burst pipe, if left alone, can flood your home at a rate of 400 litres per hour."
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Damage could be lessened if every home or commercial stablishment has an on call emergency plumber.
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