Burst pipes can be a nightmare and are a major concern for many households. If you experience a burst pipe, it is important that you act fast in order to minimise damage, wastage and money!
Turn off the water.
Drain the pipe of water by turning on all cold taps and flushing all your toilets. Then switch off the water heating system and turn on all hot taps to help drain the water supply system.
When there is no water left in the pipe the leaking will subside.
Prevent further damage.
If the leak is coming through your ceiling, place a bucket under the problem area to prevent the spread of any further damage.
Exercise caution. If a leak has gone unnoticed for a period of time in the attic, upstairs floors and ceilings may become unstable due to the weight of retained water. Never walk across a bulging floor as it could give way.
Switch off the electrical mains.Never, ever touch wet electrical appliances and it is worth reminding all house occupants of this. Turn off the electricity mains without delay.
Call Impact Plumbing and Drainage for immediate repair.