What to Do When Your Edina Home Has a Broken Pipe | Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis

A plumbing accident, such as a burst pipe, will leave behind an enormous burden. Besides the apparent standing water now filling your bathroom, there’s the issue of mold to contend with. Within 48 hours, black mold will surely grow in between the tiles or underneath the bathroom cabinet. A broken pipe is a disaster.
To appropriately deal with such a disaster, you need to call in the right folks for the job. That means calling Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis for 24-hour water damage restoration. No one can tackle a burst pipe quite like us!

What to Do After a Burst Pipe

We know that a burst pipe is the last thing you want to deal with in your home. It’s a mess. To make life a little easier, we’ve compiled a few steps to take when dealing with a burst pipe. You can handle these on your own while waiting for our technicians.

  • Shut Off the Water — Knowing where the main water shut off valve or supply valve is located can save you quite a headache. At the first sign of a burst pipe, shut off the water.
  • Open a Faucet — After you shut off the water, go to the nearest faucet to the burst pipe and open it up. Even a slow trickle will release some of the pressure in the pipes.
  • Call an Expert — If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to call Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis for burst pipe repair and water damage restoration.
  • Water Removal — If you own a mop and bucket or some old towels, you can start cleaning up some of the standing water while you await our arrival. If the water is contaminated — from a sewage source — do not touch anything.
  • Start Drying — Unless your ceiling is soaked, turn on an overhead fan in the affected room and start to dry the area. The same goes for the air conditioning system. But again, if the water stems from a sewage backup, do not turn on the HVAC system or fan.

When to Absolutely Call a Professional

The tips we offered you are to help while waiting for our technicians to arrive. That being said, if you see water seeping into the subfloor or drywall, call a professional restoration company immediately. Do not attempt DIY cleanup or repairs of any kind. It’s easy to make the situation worse when structural components are affected.
For 24-hour water damage restoration, call Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis. You can reach us daily by calling (612) 268-1961 today!

About The Author

David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.