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& Burst Pipes

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Got A Water Leak Or Burst Pipe?

A burst pipe can be a serious problem. It can cause extensive damage to your property if left unattended to. 

Firstly there are a few steps that we recommend you take immediately if you discover a burst pipe.

What To Do When You Have A Leaking Pipe:

Turn Off The Mains Water Supply

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This is priority #1. This will stop the supply of water into your home and stop the flow of water escaping from the pipe. Your stop valve will be located under your kitchen sink, in front of your property, or perhaps in another cupboard below the stairs or in the utility room.

Place A Bucket Below The Leak

If possible place a bucket or container below the burst pipe. You don’t want any more water leaking onto the floor and spreading through your property. Causing unnecessary damage.

Turn On A Water Tap

Even though you have shut off the mains water supply there may still be water in the pipes. By turning on a faucet you are reducing the amount of water in the pipe that could potentially leak where the burst pipe is located.

Clean Up The Water

This may sound like an obvious one. However if you let the water lay on the floor, it may spread to the floor below or be absorbed by furniture. This could cause further damage and cost you money.

Turn On The Heat

Increasing the temperature will help to evaporate any damp in the floors, ceiling or furniture.

Open The Doors And A Window

Ventilation will also help to evaporate water from the floor, ceiling or any furniture.

By taking all these steps you greatly reduce the chance of further damage due to a burst pipe.  Next you need to call a plumber.  The Leicester Plumber is available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.  We have highly trained plumbers that can identify where the leak is, assess the damage and what needs to be done to fix the problem.

Call The Leicester Plumber Today!

Learn More:

Want to know how to deal with a blocked drain or pipe?

Installing new taps or bathroom accessories?

Report a problem to Severn Trent.