Cold weather has already been to Brooklyn this winter, and the chances are it will be back before spring begins. Freezes and Arctic blasts bring the risk of frozen pipes. If a pipe freezes and bursts in your home, you need to take immediate steps to minimize any damage.
Petri Plumbing offer some tips for our Brooklyn neighbors to help them through a tough situation.
The first step — turn off the water supply and then call a professional plumber. Moments count when trying to limit water damage to your home. Make sure you know the location of the shut-off valve in your home before an emergency. If you don’t, consider taking advantage of our free emergency valve tagging service, valued at $295, to identify every valve in your home.
After shutting off the water, drain the plumbing system by turning on all the faucets in the home. Let the water run until it stops flowing.
If necessary, turn off electricity. If any wiring or other parts of the electrical systems have been drenched by water, not touch them. Shut off electricity at the electrical panel and call a professional.
Instead of waiting to respond to a burst pipe, homeowners are better off taking steps to protect their plumbing during cold weather. Here are some common-sense tips:
The experts at Petri Plumbing can offer help winterizing your pipes to reduce the chances of freezing and bursting. You can further protect your home by the plumbing system inspected and replacing old or inferior pipework. Contact us at (718) 748-1254 today for help.