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Prevent a Pipe Breaking From Making Your Business Broke

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Bursting pipes need urgent attention. With the panic of the water pouring everywhere, it can be difficult to work out what to do at your business in St. George, UT. Being informed of the proper procedure before any damaged pipe creates a chaotic moment will help contain the situation.


Halt the Running Water.


Any property with running water comes equipped with a stop tap on the water main. The building’s water main can be turned off with the turning of a lever or valve. You and your employees should be made familiar with the procedure for removing remaining water from the pipes:

1. Know where the stop tap is located and how to turn it off
2. After turning off the water main, turn every faucet on with cold water and flush every toilet.
3. After turning off the hot water heater, run every faucet with hot water to drain that out too.
4. Without any water in the system, the leaking should stop.


Figure Out Which Pipe is Busted.


Once everything is drained, all bursting pipes can be identified. The damage is major if it’s a main pipe that manages large quantities of water and connects to other pipes. If it’s a single pipe connected to one water using utility, repair can be attempted using any product designed to fix broken pipe.

If you patch it up with a product, it’s advised to occasionally evaluate the repair job because the pipe is still broken but patched up. Without professional repair or replacement, it is at risk of bursting again.


Reach Out to Professionals.


The remaining water from the broken pipe needs to be removed to prevent mold or damage to your property. The water can become contaminated if left alone for too long. Water damage St. George can be remedied with the help of an expert commercial cleanup company.

Bursting pipes do not have to mean bursting headaches or cutting bursting profits. You can save your own commercial property from excessive damage with an informed plan ready.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.SERVPROstgeorge.com.

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