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What to do if a pipe bursts


if a pipe bursts

if a pipe bursts in your home find the stop valve and turn it off immediately.

Then switch off your immersion heater and central heating boiler and let any solid fuel fires die down.

You should open all hot and cold taps to drain them of any remaining water to minimise the damage.

Switch off your electricity supply at the mains if there’s any chance that water could come into contact with electrical wiring or fittings.

If you live in a flat or terraced house, let your neighbours know so they can take steps to reduce the chance of any damage to their homes.

Once repaired, it’s important to remember to make sure your hot water system is refilled BEFORE you re-light your boiler or switch on the immersion heater.

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Follow our step by step guide on what to do if you have a burst pipe in your home.