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What To Do If You Have A Water Pipe Burst In Brooklyn

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While the coldest weather of winter may be past in Brooklyn, a sudden cold snap can push the plumbing in your Brooklyn home past the breaking point, leaving you with a home disaster. If you are concerned about the plumbing in your Brooklyn home and the damage that may be done from a water pipe burst, trust the Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn burst pipe repair experts at Petri Plumbing offer outstanding water pipe burst repair and repiping services. If you have a burst pipe in your Brooklyn home, follow these steps to help keep your Roanoke home safe from water damage.

Water Pipe Burst? Shut Off Your Water Immediately

If you have a water pipe burst in your Brooklyn 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. To help you find the correct water valve in an emergency, Petri Plumbing offers free emergency valve tagging service to our Brooklyn neighbors. If the burst pipe is located inside your home, shut off the electricity to the affected room in your home.

Call The Brooklyn Plumbing Experts At Petri Plumbing

Once you have shut the water off in your home, call the Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing immediately. Our 24/7 emergency plumbing service will be able to assist you in repairing the water pipe burst and damaged sections of your home plumbing system, determining if there are other leaks in your Brooklyn home plumbing system and offer repiping solutions for damaged water pipes in your home.

Remove the water and move any wet or damaged items

After the leak from a water pipe burst 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 a sump pump/ejector pump will help minimize the opportunity for mold and mildew to grow in your Brooklyn 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 water pipe burst in your home can minimize the damage to your Brooklyn home and help protect you, your family and your belongings from total disaster. If you are dealing with a water burst pipe or other plumbing issues, you can call the Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing at 718-748-1254 for experienced plumbing service, plumbing repair or plumbing repiping in your Brooklyn home today.

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