All of a sudden your pipe has burst! Take a breather and keep yourself together. There is nothing worse than a rattled mind. When the weather turns cold and temperatures go below freezing in the Mountain Communities, the chance of your iron pipe bursting is not uncommon. A pipe repair kit is handy to have in the case of an emergency.
Burst Pipe Repair: A Temporary Solution
The weather is freezing and suddenly, you have found yourself with a burst pipe. How do you perform an emergency burst pipe repair in a situation where your iron pipe has unexpectedly ruptured from the blistering cold winter? This type of incidence could really prove to be unnerving for the unprepared.
Preparing For A Burst Pipe
Being properly equipped with the right tools and knowledge of how to use the tools is the first step to combat a burst pipe.
You will need a pipe repair kit and a few basic tools to sustain a burst pipe until you have a Ray May Plumber fix the pipe permanently.
Four Steps To Follow During Burst Pipe Repair:
- Shut off the water supply from the main valve or from the valve that controls the flow of water to the burst pipe.
- Cover the burst pipe with a rubber sleeve to prevent a water leak. Make sure to center the rubber sleeve over the burst pipe.
- Apply the pipe repair clamp over the rubber sleeve to hold it securely and observe for any water leaks.
- Call Ray May Plumbing, our plumbers will solve your burst pipe problem.
Keep in mind, the repair that you make using the burst pipe repair kit is only a temporary solution to a burst pipe.
You will not want to be caught with a bigger headache. Entrust your burst pipe repair to a professional plumbing company like Ray May Plumbing before it is too late.