If Your Pipes Break or Freeze
Freezing weather is here. That means frozen and broken pipes are a possibility.
If a water pipe breaks follow these steps:
Immediately close the main shutoff valve to stop flooding. The shutoff valve can be indoors or outdoors – usually in a basement, crawlspace or garage. If you cannot turn off the main shutoff valve, Seattle Public Utilities customers can call 206-386-1800 and a crew will turn off the water at the meter for a standard service charge.
Call a plumber to repair or replace the damaged section of pipe as soon as possible.
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Posted: November 23rd, 2010 under At Your Service.