In Maryland, property owners often get confused when they have a water emergency. They don’t know what to when a pipe bursts at home. Although it does not happen everyday… when it happens, it takes homeowners by surprise. It’s important to know what to do when one has such an unpleasant situation. In case of not knowing what to do, one can face water damage at home.
Professional Cleaning Restoration and Rehab Group knows how to assist homeowners when it comes to pipe bursts. They will explain each and everything before they leave the property.
The very first question that arises in mind during such a situation is “what caused this pipe burst?” Well, there are many reasons pipe bursts at home. Pipes can not withstand more pressure than it was made for. Here are the reasons why pipes bursts.
One of the major reasons pipe bursts at home in winter is because of freezing. Due to extreme cold, water freezes and exerts increased pressure on pipes and as a result, pipes burst. Keeping your home warm can help you avoid pipe burst problems.
Another reason pipes may burst is due to the wear away from corrosion. Metal pipes gets rusty and they can easily burst when they are consumed by rust. Apart from rust, presence of minerals can also harm pipes with the passage of time and can wear away with time resulting in bursting of pipes.
Pipe movement can occur due to variety of reasons. It can happen because of the placement of pipes in a place where it moves. OR pipes can move because of the temperature. In cold weather pipes tend to contract in contrast to water, which expands and freezes.
When such an accident happens at your home before professionals arrive, homeowners need to take these steps to minimize the damage.
First, shut your main supply as soon as possible. Look around and find anything that can be damaged because of water. Remove those things from the area water can reach. Keep your possessions at a safe distance from the wet area.
Call for help immediately. If you are in Maryland, call us and we will send a team immediately who will care for the situation. If you are in any other city, call your local plumber and seek help. Make this call as soon as you shut down your main supply.
Letting warm air in helps dry water that may potentially cause damage. Warm air circulation helps stop the temperature from dropping down. This will warm the pipes and prevent further damage.
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