Is your home flooding from a broken pipe? We’re here to help!
Our certified burst pipe water damage cleanup crews are available 24/7 and serve the entire Dallas area.
When we arrive at your doorstep we will immediately work to stop the flooding, clean up the water, and prevent damages to your belongings.
Call us at (214) 643-8844 to get immediate service now!
What To Do If a Pipe Bursts In Your Home
The first thing you need to do is remain calm and call a professional restoration company near you. Then, follow these easy steps to minimize the damage.
Step 1: Shut Off Your Main Water Valve
Shut off your home’s main water valve immediately. Don’t know where your main water shut-off valve is? Check the inside of your house.
For homes built on basements or crawl spaces, the valve is often located on a wall along the front of your house. For homes built on slabs, the valve is most likely on top of or beneath your water heater.
Step 2: Shut Off the Electricity
Go to your breaker box and shut off electricity to the area where the water damage occurred. If water is coming out of the breaker box or if there is standing water, wait for a professional to do this.
Step 3: Start Cleaning Up the Water
Grab a bucket, mop, and towels and start cleaning up as much of the water as you can. This will help prevent mold from setting and prevent further water damage to your home. If you can, move furniture and valuables to an unaffected area of the home.
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The quick answer: Yes.
Most home insurance policies cover water damage from “sudden and accidental” causes, such as burst or broken pipes. This means insurers will cover repairs and restoration costs, if, for example, an upstairs pipe bursts and you need ceiling water damage repair or your clothes and furniture were ruined (thank goodness!)
If you have any questions about the claims process, call us now. We negotiate with insurance companies all the time and know how to get you the most for your losses.
Depending on the severity of the pipe break, plumbing costs can run anywhere between $350 to $2000.
Each water damage situation is unique, so restoration costs will vary. You can typically expect to pay around $1,000 to $4,000 in water cleanup and repairs from a burst pipe. For water leak cleanup and repairs, you can expect to pay around $250- $1000 (again, all of the above are rough estimates).
To help you better understand the costs, we’ve provided a list of factors restoration companies use to determine pricing.
Cost Factor #1: Source of the Water
Water damage is categorized by the level of contaminants it contains.
- Clean water: This refers to water that does not pose a threat to anyone. Clean water is the least costly to deal with and broken pipes often fall into this category.
- Grey water: This refers to water that contains biological or chemical contaminants and can cause illness if dealt with improperly. Examples include water from toilet bowls with urine or water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.
- Black water: This source of water is highly unsanitary and might cause severe illness if you come into contact with it. Examples include sewage or river overflows.
Cost Factor #2: Amount of Water and Size of the Affected Area
How much water entered the home and how far the water damage spread are obvious cost factors. Most restoration companies will calculate the cost using the volume of water and square footage of the affected area as a base.
Cost Factor #3: Extent of Damage and Materials Involved
The more damage your property takes on, the higher the cost. For instance, replacing carpet that is soaked with clean water is much cheaper than replacing antique wood floors or cleaning a mold infestation.