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What to Do When You Have a Broken Pipe

You are at home, minding your own business and going about your day as usual when all of a sudden, water starts pouring from your ceiling! You jump up, ready to fix whatever is causing this unwelcomed indoor waterfall when you realize, you actually do not know what to do. Now what?

If you have ever experienced the situation described above, or something similar, we are here to help. That is an example of what could happen if you have a broken pipe, and we are going to help you with what to do if you ever have a broken pipe in the future.

First, it is essential that you have a local plumber who offers emergency services identified and their phone number is easily accessible. Unless you are a bona fide plumber yourself, a broken pipe will need to be fixed by a professional. Here at Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc. we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services and can fix a broken pipe at a moment’s notice.

Next, know where your water shutoff valve is. This will stop the flow of water and will prevent any more water damage than has already occurred. You should turn off the shutoff valve any time you see water where it shouldn’t be. Additionally, it is always a good idea to turn off your water when you will be away from home for an extended period.

Lastly, be familiar with what is covered under your homeowners or renters insurance. If you are familiar with the details of your plan, you will have a clear expectation of what costs will be your responsibility, and what will be covered by insurance.