The longer you wait, the more damage it creates!
The majority of calls that SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties takes concerns water damage in some fashion. Busted pipes can cause a ton of damage to homes and businesses in very little time. When someone comes upon a busted pipe, a lot of the time they do not know what to do first. Coming from a restoration company, your first move is to always
SHUT OFF WATER SOURCE
Most of the time this would be the main water supply. If you do not know where your supply cut off is in your home or office, make it a priority to find out and educate everyone who works or lives in the building.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
The longer the water runs, the more damage is going to happen. For instance:
A ½ inch pipe can spill up to 50 gallons a minute
A 1-inch pipe can spill up to 210 gallons a minute
A 2-inch pipe can spill up to 850 gallons a minute
This is why it is so important to prevent as much damage as possible, and to call the professionals as soon as possible to let them get to work and start fixing the problem.