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Don’t Panic! Here’s What to Do When a Water Pipe Breaks

There’s no telling when a water pipe will break, but regular inspection of your pipelines can help you solve issues as they appear. Telltale signs of a damaged pipe include a sudden increase in your water bill, smelly or discolored water, and mold growing near or around the pipe.

When these problems aren’t addressed as soon as they are noticed, it’s only a matter of time before a pipe break occurs. When this happens, don’t panic! Learn about the indications of a broken pipe and how it can be handled.

Signs of a Pipe Leak

Puddle Formation

Wet Stains on Walls and Ceilings

A Sudden Increase in Water Bills

Changes in Water Pressure

Smelly Water

What to Do if a Pipe Bursts

While major repairs are best handled by professionals, there are some things you can do to mitigate water damage.

Identifying and addressing a burst pipe promptly is crucial to minimizing damage. Here are the next steps to take after turning off the main water supply and draining the faucets:

1. Locate the Burst Pipe

2. Turn Off Electricity

3. Collect Leaking Water

4. Call a Professional Plumber

5. Document the Damage

Call Us for Repairs Following Water, Fire, or Mold Damage

Call the experts at ServiceMaster by LoveJoy at (678) 293-0297 or schedule an appointment online. Be prepared to offer as many details about the situation and remember to document the damage yourself as well. This information will be helpful during the claims process with your insurance company.

We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to being faster for disasters of any size. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial water damage emergency.