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What to do after a frozen pipe burst

It’s that time of year again and winter is quickly settling in, in the Cincinnati area. As temperatures begin to reach freezing we begin to receive a huge influx of calls from home owners who have frozen and busted pipes. A busted pipe with even a small 1/8 inch tear can spew up to 250 gallons of water per day. When a pipe is frozen or busted it is important to act fast. If you believe your pipes may be freezing or frozen or if you dealing with a pipe that has frozen and busted call Tri-City Appliance Repair right away. For more information visit our plumbing services page and check out the video below presented by State Farm Insurance on what to do when a frozen pipe breaks.

What to do When a Frozen Pipe Breaks / Bursts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls97J_tQ0io

  1. To prevent further water damage, immediately turn off your home’s main water supply. Depending on the amount of water and the location of your shutoff valve you may first need to shutoff the electricity  to avoid electrical shock. If the water is coming from a hot water pipe, shut off the hot water supply on your home’s water heater.
  2. Call a plumber to assist you with your busted or broken pipe. Our plumbing services can be reached 24 /7 at (513) 370-4865
  3. Call your insurance company for assistance with cleaning up and taking an inventory of damaged items.

Worried that your pipes may be freezing? These tips can help protect your home and plumbing.

  • Wrap suspect pipes with foil and fiberglass tubing to help prevent pipes from freezing.
  • When extreme cold is in the forecast, allowing a slow drip from hot and cold faucets can help to prevent your pipes from freezing.

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