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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cleaning up after a ruptured pipe

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

A burst pipe can be caused by anything from a blown-out sink valve to a water main fracture and everything in between. Turning off the water supply and stopping the flow of water is the most important component of dealing with a burst pipe. The water is fairly well confined if the pipe is in a crawl space or basement. However, if the burst pipe is in a domestic setting, such as a toilet feed or an under-sink supply line, drying out the area gets more complicated depending on how much water has inundated the house.

Open windows in the house to allow damp air to escape. Several fans strategically placed around the area will assist circulate the air and push moisture out the windows.

Using a wet/dry vacuum, remove any pools or puddles of water. The more water you remove with this procedure, the less water there will be to disperse naturally. Mop up the water and flush it down the drain in difficult-to-reach areas.


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