When faced with a burst pipe in your home in Orange NSW or Bathurst NSW, it’s important to take immediate action to minimise water damage and prevent further issues.

Here are the steps you should take:

First and foremost, prioritise your safety. Turn off the breakers to the affected area to avoid the risk of electrical shock or fire. If the water has reached your breaker area, it’s best to call a professional. Also, locate and turn off the water supply to your house to stop the flow of water from the burst pipe.

If it is safe to do so, gather and move your personal belongings to a dry area. This will help prevent further damage to your valuables.

Use a mop or a wet-dry vacuum to clean up as much water as possible. Wipe down surfaces and remove any standing water. For excessive water damage, consider contacting professionals who specialise in water damage restoration.

It’s crucial to thoroughly dry the affected area, including carpets, walls, and furniture. Use commercial air movers to force water off floors and out of carpets, walls, and furniture. Set up a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air, preventing the growth of mould.

Contact a plumber to repair the burst pipe and address any underlying issues. They may need to open walls to access the plumbing and check for lingering moisture or mould growth. Replace insulation and patch sheetrock as necessary.

Notify your insurance company about the water damage incident. Burst pipes are typically covered by insurance, so consider filing a claim to help cover the costs of repairs.

By following these steps promptly, you can minimise the damage caused by the burst pipe and ensure a faster recovery. Remember, it’s always a good idea to have emergency plans in place and be prepared for unexpected situations to mitigate the impact of such incidents.

Here are some services we provide:

McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.