No one likes dealing with emergencies, and a burst pipe is no exception. Depending on how long the leak spewed before you could turn off the water, you could have a monumental mess to deal with.

Contender Claims Consultants in Tampa can help you after a pipe bursts in your home. Our insurance public adjuster works on your behalf to ensure your insurance company pays you all that you are owed from the damage you incurred. We hire experts if need be to investigate, and once all of the facts and evidence have been gathered, we submit your insurance claim. If need be, we’ll negotiate as well. Below, we’ll go into a bit more detail about the steps you should take when a pipe does burst in your home. Call us today for a free estimate!


Turn Off the Water

Before you panic after arriving home to a flooded basement, turn off the water to your home as quickly as possible. Hopefully you know where the main water valve is in your home. They are usually installed in basements, crawl spaces, or somewhere close to the hot water heater. If you feel safe doing so, you may need to turn off the electricity too if you believe water may have damaged any electrical sockets. Otherwise, call in your local electrician for help.

Drain Water to Release Pressure

By turning on all of your faucets in the Tampa home, you will drain any remaining water so that it can’t leak out, and you will relieve pressure in your piping, which may cause additional damage.

Call Your Local Plumber

Unless you know exactly where the leak occurred and how to fix it on your own, you’ll need a local plumber to repair your pipes. You may also need a water damage specialist depending on the severity of the water leak


Contender Claims Consultants in Tampa offers top-notch insurance claims adjusters in order to ensure you get the money you need to be compensated for your loss. We can help with any natural disaster, such as hurricanes, or other unexpected events, such as burst pipes. Give us a call today to get started!