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Dealing With the Aftermath of a Pipe Break in 4 Steps

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water gauge pressure, hand shut off main valve, close-up. To avoid the most water damage, it is vital to shut off the water supply to the affected site.

Water Mitigation Services

Commercial properties are more prone to water damage than residential properties. The sheer number of people entering and exiting the premises on a daily basis opens businesses up to potential bursting pipes. If you are faced with a broken pipe and leak, there are four steps water mitigation services in Chandler, AZ, recommend you take.

1. Turn Off the Water 
To avoid the most water damage, it is vital to shut off the water supply to the affected site. If you do not know where the plumbing leak originated, it is best to shut off the water supply to the entire building. However, be careful when walking through flooded spaces. Water can lead to electrocution hazards. It is best to stay away from flooded areas to ensure safety.

2. Evacuate Water
Bursting pipes can lead to significant flooding if the water supply is not shut off fast enough. Before mitigation services can repair any damage, they must evacuate any excess water. The evacuation of the water might take some time, but professional services will use various pumps to speed up the process.

3. Fix Broken Pipe
Once the water is out of the building, the service you hire can find and repair the broken pipe or pipes. Depending on the level of damage, the service might already need to remove drywall and insulation in the affected areas of the building. Once the pipe or pipes are repaired, the service can restore water to the facility.

4. Repair Property
Once the leak is repaired, the mitigation service can begin making repairs to the facility. The company will replace insulation, drywall, and any other materials damaged by the flooding.
Commercial properties may be at a greater risk of bursting pipes. Still, knowing the risks, business owners can make mitigation and prevention plans.

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