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What should I do if a pipe bursts in my home?

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If you discover a pipe has burst and is leaking water into your home, VA Plumbing recommends that you shut off the water, document any damage that has occured, and contact their service teams immediately. The most important thing to do upon discovering water leakage of any sort is to know how to shut your water off.

If you do not know where your main water valve is, there are some simple steps you can take to locate it.

  1. Look inside for your main water valve first, and check: closets, crawl spaces, basements, garages, and near appliances like your water heater or furnace.
  2. If you can’t find it inside, check outside. There should be a water meter attached to your home or near your sidewalk. The best case scenario is to know where your water main is before you absolutely need to find it.
  3. Upon locating the main water valve, turn it clockwise, and the water leakage should stop.
  4. Return indoors and turn on the hot and cold water of a faucet until the water stops to release pressure from the pipes.
  5. If you are still unable to locate your water valve, one of VA Plumbing’s experienced crew members will be able to help you.

VA Plumbing will help you identify where water damage has occurred after guaranteeing that the flow of water has ceased. We can then offer services and damage prevention methods to ensure that your pipes get fixed and stay fixed.

VA Plumbing knows that burst pipes are often caused from water freezing and expanding in pipes during the wintertime. Our service teams are not only here to help you detect those seasonal, sneaky leaks, but to help prepare for the next season when fluctuating temperatures may affect your pipes again. If you suspect a water bill is substantially higher than it ought to be, it could also benefit to inquire about the following detection services offered through VA Plumbing LLC: leak testing, in-line acoustic detection, camera inspections, underground leak assessment, and drain cleaning services.

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