If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (218) 999-9799

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Broken Pipe Floods Home in Grand Rapids?

4/18/2023 (Permalink)

A water shut-off valve is shown. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in Itasca County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing witnesses firsthand the damage a broken pipe can do to a home or commercial property. Broken pipes can cause catastrophic water damage in as little as one hour. For this reason, everyone in the household should know where the main water shut-off valve is located and how to turn it off.

Here is some information on locating and shutting off the main water shut-off valve:

Start by locating the main shut-off valve. The main cut-off valves are usually outdoors in warmer climates, and in colder climates, these valves are usually indoors. The water shut-off valves have either round wheel or lever handles.

It is important to note that if a valve is difficult to turn – DO NOT force it. Call a licensed plumber or the local public works authority for assistance.

  • Round wheel handle valves will turn off by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). A few turns should stop the wheel.
  • Handle valves should slowly be turned clockwise ¼ turn. The handle should no longer be parallel to the pipe. It should stop at a ¼ turn.

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency from a broken pipe in your home or business in Grand Rapids, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Other News

View Recent Posts