Many broken water main problems may be caused by a number of reasons including accidents or old and worn out plumbing pipes or ground shifts and some main interference from overgrown tree roots. When you have determined the existence of such a problem, the first response should be calling a professional plumber specialized in that field to repair the main water breaks as soon s possible.
First, you should call professional plumbers to repair the breakage. Although you will pay more for a weekend or nighttime house call, you will need to do so for this emergency.
Secondly, if the water is entering your home, you should quickly remove and get those items that are mostly important to either at your home or in the business environment including computer system units. If the main line is broken outside your home, you may experience water coming into the home due to the large amount of water, so you should still be prepared to removed things from the lower levels of your home.
Considering help may not arrive for some time, it is advisable for you to try to mop up as much water as possible. Of course you should not use a vacuum cleaner to do so, since it can be dangerous due to electrification, that’s why using mops and clean towels is highly recommended.
Also, you should be in the habit of keeping a clean, emergency water supply can last for week so that you cannot be left without water. You should expect a gallon or a little more, per person, to be you is daily water spending.
When the plumber arrives he will locate the leak, or break and determine the best way to repair the problem. He may need to put a liner into a leaky pipe. If the pipe is broken and the leak is more complicated, he may need to dig up the pipes and replace them with new ones.
When the water is under control you will need to call out a professional flooding expert who can clean and dry your home to ensure there will be no growth of mold.
When you realize you have a broken water main, you need to repair it as fast as possible by calling in the professionals who have the techniques to rectify such situation. By putting this off your problem will continue to worsen.