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What to do when you have a burst pipe

Whenever there is a burst pipe, the water damage can be devastating for your property. Even a tiny crack as small as 1/8 in causes a release of 250 gallons of water per day! The causes are multiple, from clogs to freezing temperatures. Sometimes they burst simply because they’re old, leading to rust and corrosion. 

Burst Pipe symptoms

Sometimes pipes burst suddenly, either because they are frozen, rotten, or physically damaged. There are a few signs you can easily notice before the leak turns into a major issue.

  1. Changes in water pressure 

Check the water pressure when you wash your hands or take a shower. If there is a sudden drop in pressure, there might be a crack somewhere.  

  1. Strange noise when the water is running

A whistling sound might indicate an imminent leak, especially in the case of dented pipes. As the water tries to pass through the constricted section, it makes a whistling noise.

  1. Water marks on the wall

It is easy to spot leaking pipes behind drywall. They usually leave damp or even dark-colored marks on the wall. Marks on the wall are clear marks of where the water pipe burst is located.

 

What to do if a pipe burst in your apartment or house

Turn off electricity and water supply 

The first thing you must do when dealing with water catastrophe is turning off any power source located near the damage. Shut off the main water supply, but leave a faucet running to get rid of the remaining water in the pipes. This also helps relieve the remaining pressure. 

Call a Water Damage Restoration Company

In case you are overwhelmed by the situation, it is best to call a water damage professionals immediately. The damage might be too big for your tools or you might not have enough experience with these kinds of issues. Our company works with an extensive network of plumbers. They will perform a water damage assessment and clean up the mess using advanced equipment. It is important to use professional equipment to get rid of all the water to prevent mold growth.

Does homeowners insurance cover water damage?

We take the load off dealing with insurance companies off your shoulders by billing them directly. Our main goal is to make this disastrous event as stress-free as possible. 

Depending on the type, severity, and cause, you can cover the costs with your insurance. Read more about what types of water damages are covered under homeowners’ insurance.

 

Burst pipe restoration and clean up in New York

The iFlooded Restoration team of technicians is certified to handle any type of water damage. With more than 30 years of experience in the restoration industry, we use our advanced technology and professional equipment to completely dry your property and restore it to its original state. We are available for you 24/7.

 

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