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What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak?

What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak?

By Greater London Properties

 Place a dish or bowl underneath the leak. Pull back any carpets and lay down newspapers or towels to absorb any dampness.

When pipes burst

1    Turn off the water supply – turn off the main stopcock (diagram to the right).  You should find this under the kitchen sink or where the ser vice pipe enters your home.

2   Drain the system – drain the system by turning on all of your cold taps and flushing your toilets.

3   Turn off water heating systems – switch off the central heating, immersion heater and any other water heating systems.  If the central heating uses solid fuel, let this die out. Once water heating has shut down, turn on the hot taps to help drain the system.

4   Turn off the electrics – if water from the burst pipe is leaking near your electrics or electrical appliances, switch off the mains immediately. If the mains switch is wet, don’t touch it!

Hopefully this answers your question ‘What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak?

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