Frozen pipe bursts in your home?
1. Shut off your water and, if necessary, electricity
Go to the home’s main water valve and shut it off immediately. (And don’t wait for a burst pipe to find out where the main water valve is located.) Electricity should also be cut off to the section of the home where the water damage has occurred, Thompson said. If you live in an apartment complex and don’t have control over the building’s water supply, he added, be sure to contact your building manager or landlord.
2. Call a plumber.
Not all plumbing companies have 24-hour service, so it’s a good idea to research and choose one in advance so you’re not scrambling after water floods your house. Plumbing costs vary depending on where the pipes are located and how bad the damage is, Thompson said. You may also need to contact a water damage professional, he said, particularly if carpeting, flooring, walls or ceilings are severely damaged.
3. Call SERVPRO of Bloomington for the clean up and restoration.
In very cold weather, let water drip from your faucet. This can help prevent freezing.
If you suspect a frozen pipe, thaw it yourself using a hair dryer, heating pad, space heater or warm washcloth, or call a professional.
If your faucet is not running or toilet is not refilling, there is a good chance a pipe is frozen.