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So, you had a pipe burst in your home, and it’s creating water damage. First thing that you want to do is get the water to your house shut down. Usually, there’s a main valve up by the street or in the front yard or even in the garage sometimes. It’s a valve, you just shut it off. That’s going to kill any of the water flow going into your home, and it’s going to limit the amount of water that goes into your home and damages everything.

So, once you get that shut off, you want to make sure that if your carpets are saturated, pull the carpets back, remove the wet pad out of there, and you can lay the carpets back down. Most of the water is going to be retained in that pad. So if you can get that, bag it up, and take it out of your home, you are doing yourself a huge favor.

Next, if this leak happened to happen upstairs, usually you are going to have some affected ceilings downstairs. So, if you see that the ceilings are bowed, what that means is that the insulation that is in your ceiling is completely saturated. It has become extremely heavy. You want to be careful around these areas because sometimes this insulation can be so heavy and sit on that dry wall that it actually makes the ceiling collapse. So, if you see the ceilings starting to bow, you want to move things out of the way. Definitely do not stand underneath it. Maybe get a long broomstick and poke a hole in that, and it will drain the water out and kind of alleviate the dangers of the ceiling collapsing.

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