A burst pipe is one of every homeowner’s worst nightmares. Water pipes are particularly vulnerable during the winter months. This is attributed to the fact that, when water freezes, it tends to expand, and it does so with remarkable force – up to 40 pounds per square inch!
The first thing you need to do when dealing with a burst is to contact a professional plumber. As you wait for your plumber to get there, there are some things you can do to minimize water damage and prevent leaks in the future.More