Burst Pipe | Plumber Arlington
When a pipe bursts in your home, time is of essence to prevent potentially catastrophic damage. A burst pipe not only floods your home but damages all types of flooring, the floor joists beneath it (or potentially the concrete slab), water seeps under the walls damaging sheet rock, wood panels, wall joists and any other structure. If water in a flooded area makes contact with electricity it can result in severe injury or even death for any person stepping into water. When you have a pipe to burst in your Arlington or Fort Worth home (or in your yard), it is a plumbing emergency that will require the services of a plumber in Arlington.
The best way to prevent a burst pipe if your plumbing is old is to have it inspected and replaced by a plumber in Arlington if necessary. If your pipe isn’t old and has burst, once the leak is repaired it is a good idea to look into why the pipe burst. You may require a pressure regulator on the water meter, the water pressure coming in from the well or municipal supply may be too high, and have caused the burst pipe. First on the list though, is dealing with the burst pipe.
As a homeowner, your first step should be to cut the water supply off at the municipal meter or the well. This will stop further flooding from occurring.
Next, call your plumber if you haven’t already, tell them you have had a pipe to burst that needs repair. This will let them know this is a plumbing emergency that needs immediate repair.
Remember, if the water is in contact with an electrical appliance or plug, there is a risk of life threatening shock. If you can safely reach the homes electrical service panel shut off the main breaker to cut off all power to the home. If this is not possible, check the breaker box located with your power meter, there should be a main breaker in this box as well. If you are unsure, wait until the plumber arrives who will know how to handle it.
Plumbing emergencies never occur at a convenient time, and can occur at any time of the day or night, or on any day of the year. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth provides the most comprehensive plumbing services available in the Arlington/Fort Worth region, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. When you need an expert and licensed plumber in Arlington our professionals are always available, any time, any day to handle your emergency plumbing repair.
You may be wondering what is considered an emergency. The truth is the little trickle of the kitchen faucet could become wide open at any time. If you feel that you need a plumber in Arlington right now, give us a call we will be happy to take care of your emergency for you, providing you with the peace of mind you need.
Big or small, residential or commercial, our plumbers are qualified to handle all of your plumbing emergencies. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth provides plumbing services to the Fort Worth/Arlington and surrounding regions. We are dedicated to your satisfaction and we go the extra mile to prove it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. When you need a professional plumber in Arlington or the Fort Worth region give Benjamin Franklins dedicated licensed plumbers a call for prompt service.