What To Do If Your Commercial Water Supply Line Bursts
The water supply line to your commercial property is vital for ensuring you have a clean business that your customers will want to visit. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen. If your water supply line bursts, you could find yourself with a large mess to take care of. Use these tips to help you get through the pipe burst cleanup process.
Shut Off the Water Supply
The first thing you need to do when you notice a burst pipe is to shut off the water supply. This may be found in several areas:
• Near the sink
• Behind the toilet
• In a basement or utility space
• At the main valve near your water meter
Clamp the Pipe Shut
Next, you’ll need to close off the burst in the pipe. Do this by applying a repair clamp to the area. While each package will have its own instructions, the process typically includes adding a rubber sleeve to the leak and then bolting a clamp over the sleeve. If you do not have a repair kit, you can use rubber from an inner tube or similar item with an adjustable hose clamp. This is only a temporary fix, so be sure to call a professional plumber as soon as you clamp the pipe to stop supply line leaking.
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