A burst pipe in the ceiling can be the cause of a major water damage incident that no home or business owner wants to deal with. As you can see from the video, the effects of a burst pipe can be devastating. Before you know it, a burst pipe can literally flood your home moving very quickly into different rooms.
The first thing you should do is switch off the water mains to stop the leak. If the water is leaking over an electrical point, then switch off electricity in that area also.
If you are in Melbourne, then the second thing to do is call Capital Facility Services, a certified Melbourne Water Damage Restoration company that has the skills and experience to deal with flooding caused from leaking pipes, as well as all water ingress issues. Our specialist flood recovery service will ensure that the initial make safe commences promptly and can assist you to identify and fix the cause of the leak. If you have not already engaged a plumber, we can do this on your behalf. We will assess the extent of the water damage using our specialised thermal cameras and moisture readers, we will extract excess water from surfaces, remove or secure any compromised structures that are not safe and commence a drying and moisture control program to dry out the affected surfaces. We provide you with reporting to assist any insurance claims making it all a little a little more manageable for you.
If there is any mould growth, we will let you know, as mould remediation will need to occur before any drying or reinstatement of the affected area can commence.
Capital Facility Services specialises in Water Damage Restoration and Mould Removal in Melbourne. Call us 24/7 on 1300 554 418 for all Melbourne water damage and flooding emergencies. We offer a quick emergency flood response service across Victoria. For more information visit www.capitalfacilityservices.com.au