Think Fast About Broken Pipes
It always seems like an unexpected disaster happens on a day when you really don’t have time to deal with it: when you are scheduled to lead a presentation with a client, when you have to pick up the kids from school, or when you are heading out for vacation. Here are some tips so you can prepare to think fast when you have bursting pipes in your home in Norman, OK.
Complications Happen Fast
The trouble with bursting pipes and other unsuspected leaks is that damage quickly goes from bad to worse:
- Wood and paper materials can be structurally damaged the longer they are left in water.
- Staining can take place when wet materials are allowed to sit against carpet or other items.
- Metal materials can start to corrode.
- Exposure to time and temperature can turn clean water into harmful “gray water” or “black water.”
- Mold can start growing in about 48 hours.
Don’t delay and get started with the cleanup. Everything else can wait.
Phone a Friend for Fast Help
You may actually need to phone two friends: one to pick up your kids or do your presentation, and one professional water mitigation specialist that understands the need to act fast to fix the broken pipe and clean up water. Turn off the water so your bursting pipe doesn’t continue spraying water all over your home. It’s amazing how quickly water starts to accumulate.
The call you make to the expert will be most useful for resolving your bursting pipes quickly. The right professional will have knowledge, experience and special equipment to help you resolve the flood. Pumps, vacuums, fans and dehumidifiers will help remove water and any remaining moisture to minimize damage and prevent secondary trouble such as mold growth.
You’ve Got This
Now that you know what to expect and who to call, you can think fast during an emergency and help minimize water damage in your home.