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Handling The Aftereffects Of A Busted Pipe

Plumbing issues can be super frustrating to deal with and, when you add water damage to the mixture, you’re looking at a lot of headaches down the line. Burst pipes can cause a lot of damage to your home – and fast – which is why the team at Stadler Plumbing is here to help you out! We prepare you for even the worst plumbing issues!

Turn Off Your Water!

Handling the Aftereffects of a Busted Pipe - Detroit MI - Stadler PlumbingFirst things first, turn off your water supply! This can prevent even more damage from occurring, and you may save yourself hundred of dollars in repairs associated with water damage. You may also want to consider turning off your electricity in that particular area of your home, depending on where the pipe has burst. Water and electronics never mix well, and this minimizes the risk of anyone getting hurt.

If water has already reached some electric circuits, do not go near the affected area. Your best bet would be to call in an experienced electrician who knows how to handle this problem in the safest way possible.

Knowing where all of your shut off valves ahead of time could save you a lot of money and stress, as well. We encourage all homeowners to locate these throughout their home, so you can quickly and easily turn off your water whenever it may be necessary.

Give Us A Call!

Next, you’ll want to get our expert team on our way to your home! Give us a call, so we can arrive as soon as possible and assess the situation. No matter the time, night or day, we’ll have someone on call, ready to help you out. If you live in Macomb, Oakland, or St. Clair County be sure to take advantage of our 24-hour service, as needed!

While You Wait…

After giving us a call, it’d be a good idea to start removing as much water as you can. Gather your towels, buckets, and mops, and start soaking things up! This prevents mold and mildew from forming while potentially saving your furniture and carpet from damage.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

If you’re ready to avoid this problem in the future, taking a few extra precautions could make all the difference. First of all, insulate the pipes that are located in colder areas of your home (such as attics, crawl spaces, and garages). You’ll also want to keep temperatures in your home above 55 degrees and, on colder days, keep cabinet doors open when pipes are hidden inside of them. It’s also a good idea to let a small trickle of water run when temperatures are especially low.

For any and all of your plumbing needs, count on the licensed team at Stadler Plumbing! We are experienced, trained, and ready to ensure the communities we serve stay safer throughout every season. We’ve got you covered, no matter what!

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All About Proper Pipe Insulation

It’s wintertime in Michigan, and you know what that means – cold winds, snowfall, and freezing temps! If you’ve been here awhile, then you know what to expect, and you’ve likely loaded up your coat closet with hats, gloves, scarves, and all types of other warm winter gear. It’s good to be prepared but, in all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget about your home’s wellbeing, too! One way to prepare for bad weather is by insulating your pipes. It’s an easy step to take, and you’ll be happy you did it!

What Happens If My Pipes Freeze?

All About Proper Pipe Insulation - Detroit MI - Stadler PlumbingThe biggest reason people insulate their pipes is to prevent them from freezing. If your pipes freeze, you could be facing some big issues in your home! As the water hardens, it will expand, and your pipes will burst. That could easily lead to flooding and lots of ruined possessions. If you have storage in your basement, attic, garage, or other typically colder area of the home, then you’ll definitely want to invest in some insulation. Avoid any risk of losing these items forever by giving the Stadler Plumbing crew a call right away!

Along with this, water damage can lead to mold and mildew accumulation. This is expensive to take care of, and you’ll likely need to invest in some new carpet or furniture, too. Why make life more stressful than it needs to be? Avoid extra expenses and projects by investing in some professional insulation from the start. At Stadler Plumbing, we can help you out!

Insulation Is Good For Energy Savings, Too!

Did you know insulating your pipes can benefit you in other ways, too? That’s right! If your pipes are well covered, your hot water will stay hotter, meaning you won’t need to crank it so high whenever you go to take a shower or wash dishes. Along with this, you’ll spend less time running the water, waiting for it to heat up. That saves you money, too! You’ll conserve water, use less energy, and your family will love not having to wait forever for hot water – it’s a win all around!

My Pipes Have Already Burst – Help!

If you already have burst pipes on your hands, you’ll want to shut your water off immediately! After that, you’ll probably be anxious to get some professional help. The staff at Stadler Plumbing is licensed, insured, and ready to fix you up! We’ll set you up right, so you don’t experience more damage, and we’ll advise you on how to best avoid this issue again down the line.

If you have other plumbing problems, such as leaks, drainage issues, and more, turn to us today. We can handle it all! When you count on Stadler Plumbing, you can bet that we’ve got your back!

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