What should I do if a pipe bursts?

If a pipe bursts in your home, don’t panic, follow these simple steps:

  • Turn off the water supply coming in to your property at the stop tap and switch off your boiler.

  • Open all your taps to drain the system quickly

  • Soak up escaping water with towels.

  • Call a WaterSafe recognised plumber who is qualified to work with the drinking water in your home.

  • If water has leaked near your electrics switch them off at the mains.

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