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What to Do about Burst Pipes in the Middle of the Night

Of course, plumbing issues don’t typically wait until it is convenient for you to call a plumber. They can happen in the middle of a work day, late at night, or while you are on vacation. You can prevent pipes from bursting by shutting off the water while you go on vacation and making sure heat can reach the pipes when it is freezing outside.

But, overall, what’s important is that you know how to act fast in case a pipe does burst in your home at an inconvenient time. What would you do with burst pipes in the latest hours.

Act Fast

The most important thing is that you do not leave the problem alone. If you simply put some towels around the area and hope for the best until morning, you are going to end up with far more problems once the leak is resolved. Here are some of the steps you should take, adjusting for the particular circumstances of your plumbing leak.

  • Collect the water – A bucket, cup, bowl, or whatever you have nearby to catch some water is the first thing you should grab. Do whatever you can to prevent further water damage to c
  • Shut off the pipes – It’s important that you always know where to find your water shut-off valve, in case of instances like these. Shut off the water to the whole house, or just to the area of the leak, if you can.
  • Be careful – Don’t risk your safety just to protect your home. Steer clear of switches and electrical wires that may be in the path of the leak.

Find an Emergency Plumbing Company

It may surprise you to learn there are companies out there that operate after hours, knowing that many plumbing problems cannot wait until morning. A plumber can come out at midnight, assess the issue, and provide a fix.

Sometimes, the plumber may only provide a temporary repair so that the problem can really be addressed in the morning. Other times, they take care of the issue and leave you with some advice on how to deal with the water left behind. In any case, the best step to take is to call in a plumber who knows just what to do.

If you’re in the Twin Falls, ID area, remember that Evans Plumbing Inc offers 24-hour emergency plumbing service. Call our friendly team today.

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