If you are experiencing low water pressure in your home there is a good chance that there is a water leak somewhere in your plumbing. Calling us for leak detection services should be an immediate response if you discover that you have low water pressure because this will avoid larger plumbing problems in the future. Countless residents trust Ace Pelizon for their Whittier plumbing needs, from leak detection and prevention to water heater services. Anytime Whittier residents experience a pipe bursting, there are three plumbing repairs that you should do ASAP: stop the flooding, repair the pipes and prevent future bursts.
Before doing anything else, you need to stop the flooding in your house. Start by turning off the water supply, either to that pipe or to the whole house. It doesn’t matter which, as long as it’s shut off. Turn on cold water taps around the house to drain remaining water from the pipes. Turn off the water heater. This will at least prevent the flood damage from being too extensive.
Get a sump pump and or some absorbent material to start sopping up the water that leaked into your home, then call Ace Pelizon Plumbing. The pipe and fitting will need to be replaced, and some adjacent ones may need to be as well, so the best solution here is just to call in a professional rather than try to do it yourself. The last thing you need is another burst pipe.
Finally, prevent future breaks in pipes by implementing some of these strategies:
- Insulate your pipes
- On cold days, keep your pipes warmer by opening up doors to the attic or basement
- When going away in the winter, shut off the water supply and drain the plumbing system
- Perform leak detections to locate any potential plumbing problems
By keeping your pipes as warm and insulated as possible, you decrease the likelihood that the water within will freeze, potentially causing a leak or break in the pipe. Burst pipes are not necessarily completely preventable, so it is important that you now know what to do if and when a pipe bursts in your home.
Water damage, especially flooding, can cause serious trouble in your home, so everything you can do to prevent and mitigate the risk is a good step. Call Ace Pelizon Plumbing to learn more about preventative plumbing strategies.