Plumbers 911 | Broken or Burst Pipes | Plumbing Contractor Referral Service
16 Feb

How to fix a broken or burst pipe in your Boston home

A burst pipe in your home can be a major inconvenience, at best, any time of year – let alone in the middle of a Boston winter. 

Being prepared for such a scenario is the most important thing you can do to keep it from becoming an absolute nightmare, as time is crucial for minimizing damage as much as possible.

The contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 Boston are here to show you the first steps to take to protect your loved ones and your property when a pipe breaks or bursts within your home. 

Turn off the water supply

Make sure you know ahead of time exactly where the main water shut-off valve is located, typically near the water meter or where the main water line enters the home. 

Immediately turn the valve clockwise to shut off the water supply completely when you notice the issue, as this will help prevent further flooding. Depending on the location of the broken pipe, the electricity may need to be shut off as well. 

Drain the water

After shutting off the water supply, the next step is to open the faucets at the lowest point in your home (basement or ground floor) to drain any remaining water in the pipes. This will help reduce pressure and minimize the amount of water leaking when repairs begin. 

Assess the damage

Once the water has been drained, carefully inspect the affected area(s) for any signs of cracks, splits or breaks in the pipe. 

You can apply epoxy putty or pipe repair tape tightly around the damaged area as a temporary solution until a permanent repair can be made. 

Call a professional with Plumbers 911 Boston

When it comes to the health and safety of your home, you want to make sure a repair is done quickly and done right to protect the water supply. 

Get a referral to an experienced and reliable professional, so you can be confident that your burst pipe will be fixed efficiently, minimizing further damage and keeping your home from turning into a flood zone. 

Plumbers 911 Boston is a referral service affiliated with the best local plumbing contractors in the area who are licensed, bonded and insured. They employ highly qualified plumbers who receive over 10,000 hours of training and submit to rigorous background checks. 

Remember, timely action is crucial when dealing with a burst pipe, so do not hesitate to call Plumbers 911 Boston at 877-751-2934.

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