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What to Do When You Have a Pipe Burst

High-pressure-pipe-leakingSometimes you run into unexpected problems with your plumbing system, the worst of which is a burst pipe. This type of plumbing emergency is messy, cumbersome, and most of all it’s a potential danger to your home. If you need service from professional that has lots of experience, training, and can get your system back on track promptly you need a professional from our team.

We’re proud to say that we have the best plumbers in Rosenberg, TX and we’re always committed to providing quality customer service. If you’re in a pinch that’s before or after normal work hours we have 24/7 emergency service too. We’ve served the Southwest Houston area since 1987 so we have the experience necessary to get your plumbing system in tip-top shape.  

Why Your Pipes Burst

If you have a pipe burst in your home you might wonder how it even happened—it’s normally an unfortunate circumstance that takes you by surprise. There are a few different types of pipe bursts that you can have in your home but the majority of the time, your pipes burst because off freezing, damage, increased water pressure, or neglect.

  • Freezing: If your pipes succumb to winter temperatures and freeze, then you might have a pipe burst on the horizon. When water freezes, it also expands and can cause you to run into a big plumbing problem.
  • Damage: Your plumbing system, like any other aspect of your life, incurs a little wear and tear over time, but if the damage becomes extensive you can put yourself at a heightened risk of a pipe burst.
  • Water Pressure: If you have a clogged pipe in your home, the water pressure behind it can start building and building over time and cause a pipe burst. If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your home, make sure that you take note of it.
  • Neglect: If you don’t have your plumbing system maintained or leave pipes exposed to the elements, you’re putting yourself at risk of a pipe burst.

What to Do When Your Run into this Emergency

So you have a pipe burst in your home, the first step is always to call a professional plumber—no exceptions. You want a professional technician with licensing, experience, and training to provide you with the right care. While you’re waiting for the plumber to arrive, you can do the following:

  1. Turn Off Your Water Main: Go and completely shut off your water supply. You don’t have to incur more damage while you’re waiting for a plumber to arrive.
  2. Drain the Faucets: Once you turn off everything in your home, make sure that you drain the remaining water in your faucets. This will prevent any more problems from happening and relieve the pressure from your plumbing system.
  3. Clean Up: Start cleaning up any excess water in your home to prevent mold and mildew from forming.
  4. Take Note: Now is a good time to document any water damage that you’ve experienced for insurance claim purposes.

If you have a plumbing problem in your home, make sure you contact our team at Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today. We can get your system back on track quickly and for the right price.

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