Do you know what to do if you have a pipe burst in your Roanoke home?
Feb 21, 2017
While the coldest weather of winter may be past in Roanoke, a sudden cold snap can push the plumbing in your Roanoke home past the breaking point, leaving you with a home disaster. If you are concerned about the plumbing in your Roanoke home and the damage that may be done from a burst pipe, trust the Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services to help keep your home plumbing protected year-round.
While most people are familiar with the damage that can be done to the plumbing in your Roanoke home from freezing pipes, a burst pipe can happen at any time. The cold of winter can damage your pipes and leave them vulnerable to bursting and leaks, which is why the Roanoke pipe and leak repair experts at Southern Trust offer 24/7 leak repair and repiping services. If you have a burst pipe in your Roanoke home, follow these steps to help keep your Roanoke home safe from water damage.
Shut off your water immediately
If you have a pipe burst in your Roanoke home, the first step you should take is to your home’s main water valve and shut it off immediately. If you don’t know where your main water valve is located, take the time to learn the location so that you will be prepared in the event of an emergency. If the burst pipe is located inside your home, shut off the electricity to the affected room in your home.
Call the Roanoke plumbers at Southern Trust Home Services
Once you have shut the water off in your home, call the Roanoke plumbers at Southern Trust Home Services. Our 24/7 emergency plumbing service will be able to assist you in repairing the damaged sections of your home plumbing system, determining if there are other leaks in your Roanoke home plumbing system and offer repiping solutions for damaged pipes in your Roanoke home.
Remove the water and move any wet or damaged items
After the leak from a burst pipe has been stopped, you should work on removing any wet or damaged items from the areas affected by the burst pipe. Removing any standing water with a wet-dry vacuum or sump pump will help minimize the opportunity for mold and mildew to grow in your Roanoke home and adding a dehumidifier and fans to circulate air to speed up the drying process will help protect your home and family.
Knowing the steps to take if you have a pipe burst in your home can minimize the damage to your Roanoke home and help protect you, your family and your belongings from total disaster. If you are dealing with a burst pipe or other plumbing issues, you can call the Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services at 540-685-0106 for experienced plumbing service, plumbing repair or plumbing repiping in your Roanoke home today.