During the cold Wisconsin winters, your water pipelines are at an increased risk for freezing and bursting. In fact, frozen pipes present one of the greatest risks to property damage when temperatures decrease. Preventing this type of accident is ideal, but when prevention measures fail and your home suffers water damage because of a pipe burst, what can you do?
8 Important Steps to Take After a Water Pipe Breaks
Here are eight steps to take after a water pipe ruptures and damages your home.
Shut Off Your Water. Find the main water valve in your home and shut it off immediately. The valve is generally located beneath the kitchen sink. If you have trouble finding the valve, check near the water heater, in the basement along the front foundation wall, or inside a crawl space. Rotate the valve clockwise to turn it off.
Turn off the power. If your home is flooded, locate your circuit breaker and turn off the electricity. Do not walk into areas with deep water or you could be electrocuted.
Locate the source of the damage. Sometimes water gushes out after a pipe bursts, but at other times the leaking is more subtle, making finding the damaged pipe more difficult. Look for damp spots on the ceilings, walls, and floors if the location of the burst pipe isn’t immediately obvious.
Document the damage. Before you work to remove the water or repair any damage, take photos and/or videos that capture the full impacts of the water damage (including the extent of the flooding and how it impacted your possessions) to ensure you do not decrease your available insurance coverage. Contact your insurance company to find out what they will cover and follow their instructions.
Move your unaffected valuables. Unplug and move electrical items as soon as possible. Also move furniture and other items out of harm’s way. Use towels to keep water from seeping into unaffected areas.
Call a Plumber. Since water can damage a home very quickly, call in a professional to help repair the pipe as soon as possible.
Remove the water. Standing water can negatively impact your home in many ways. It can ruin wallboards and carpets, cause wood to rot or swell, and cause electrical parts to short. Additionally, it will get everything dirty and promote the growth of mold, creating a health hazard. Therefore, removing the water and beginning the drying process is vital. In order to make the removal process as quick and efficient as possible, call the professionals at K-tech Kleening.
Sort through damaged items. Remove valuable items from the water and put them in a safe place. Be careful with wood furniture since it will warp if it dries in the sun. Before you throw out water-damaged items, note that K-tech Kleening Systems may be able to save many of your valuables, including electronics, clothing, furniture, and important documents, through the in-house Contents Restoration line. If you do decide to dispose of items, make sure you first photograph them for insurance purposes.
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They always bring my carpets back to life. They also are always on time and great to deal with.
16:57 11 Sep 23
01:53 22 Aug 23
The cleaners were very professional and explained everything they would be doing. They were very nice to work with.
15:02 10 Aug 23
Extremely professional, prompt, and affordable. Our carpets look great!
17:46 27 Jul 23
16:42 19 Jul 23
We had duct work and carpets cleaned and both were done quickly and efficiently. Guys who came we all very nice and polite. I had had a carpet cleaning discount which had come in the mail but had misplaced it and unfortunately one of the guys said he’d needed to see it to be able to use it. Bummer but still ok.
12:11 30 May 23
16:48 11 Apr 23
Very courteous and efficient technicians. Highly recommend!
02:43 18 Jan 23
Chad and Brian were very thorough and professional throughout the process. They were efficient and communicated any concerns they had during the cleaning process. I would absolutely use Ktech again in the future for my carpet and tile/grout cleaning.
08:56 12 Dec 22
Extremely happy with this company. They are very efficient, professional, and top quality! I will definitely be using them again in the future and would recommend them!
06:59 04 Dec 22
The guys came on time and were very professional. They were able to fit me into their schedule for a last minute job. We've used K-tech for our oriental rugs in the past and have had our dryer vents by them.
21:31 21 Nov 22
We are beyond thrilled with the service and results! The carpets haven't looked this good in years. I only wish I had taken before and after pics. We'll definitely choose KTech again!
20:49 25 Oct 22
30 mins late.! When they got here. they were professional and did a great job.
22:28 07 Oct 22
On-time and very respectful of our home and our pets. Definitely calling them again should we need any additional services.
20:24 03 Oct 22
The guys were pleasant and professional
20:58 16 Sep 22
Very professional and well done 👍
16:36 01 Sep 22
20:58 26 Aug 22
Dylan and Allen were professional and throughal and Dylan answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I'd hire them again.
15:58 26 Aug 22
Dylan n Alan were throughal professional.
15:50 03 Aug 22
K-tech was great to work with! They communicated well and showed up exactly when they said they would. They did a great job cleaning our carpets and made it feel effortless.
19:42 29 Jul 22
Great job, reasonable and efficient/friendly employees.
Pastor Ray Connor
21:46 09 Jul 22
We are very happy with the results of both the duct and carpet cleaning. K-Tech is very punctual, professional, friendly and. knowledgeable. We would highly recommend K-Tech!!
Jill marie Kreitzer
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18:21 01 Jul 22
We used K-Tech for tile and grout cleaning and they did a fantastic job! They were able to get me scheduled within 2 days, they were on time and professional. Our tile looks great! Will be using them again for future services.
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17:17 09 Jun 22
Very professional and hard workers. On time and done when promised. Would reccomend K-Tech.
20:08 06 Jun 22
The K-tech technicians (Dylan/Alex) came to clean our air ducts. They were very professional and knowledgeable. The cleaning took 2-3 hours, they were fast an efficient with the work and were both friendly. Absolutely recommend!!
Kevin Herrle, DC
02:23 27 May 22
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20:25 07 Apr 22
Did a good job!
21:05 06 Apr 22
Dylan and Tomas cleaned our air ducts today. They are both very knowledgeable, respectful and responsible young men. They did an awesome job, answered our questions and explained everything they did. I would highly recommend this company for air duct cleaning. 👍
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Very professional and answered all of my questions.
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19:05 31 Jan 22
Responded quickly to my call for water damage clean-up!! Did a wonderful job! Thank you!!
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We had the duct work in our home cleaned by K-Tech. The service techs very very polite and professional. They explained what was going to happen up front.I would definitely recommend K-Tech if you are considering cleaning your duct at home.
21:30 31 Dec 21
Dylan and Alan did a great job with our whole house duct cleaning. I can definitely notice a difference in the air in our home.
23:28 29 Dec 21
I have used K-tech several times now and have found them to be very professional. They provide quality service at a good price. I would highly recommend them.
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Very friendly and accommodating. Reasonably priced and thorough.
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The office was very responsive to scheduling and rescheduling the appointment, they even called and came early due to a cancellation. The two techs were very nice, informative, and they worked very efficiently.
22:46 30 Nov 21
14:08 21 Nov 21
Friendly and professional! Did a great job getting out the stains on my carpet and upholstery!
14:18 19 Nov 21
Very polite and friendly techs. They did a terrific job! Our carpet has never been so clean!! The rooms also smell so good and fresh without smelling perfumy. Highly recommend K-tech and these techs.
23:10 18 Nov 21
Great experience. Showed up early, explained the process, and took time to answer my questions. Would highly recommend k-tech if you're looking to get your ducts and vents cleaned.
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The gentlemen who cleaned our furniture were very nice. They did a great and very thorough job and I would recommend them highly to anyone who needs their furniture cleaned.
00:11 15 Nov 21
The technicians were very professional, communicated well and were respectful. They did a good job and worked quickly. I hired K-Tech to clean carpets and our sectional couch.
00:10 12 Nov 21
The guys were professional and insightful on future maintenance. Very respectful of property, and thoroughly cleaned up. Very pleased with the service provided and how it was delivered!
21:59 10 Nov 21
Dylan and Allen were on time and were very professional. They took care in my house to wrap all the vents and cold air returns & left no dirt or marks. Very pleased!
22:10 09 Nov 21
The techs were respectful and accommodating, and they did clean, efficient work. The only thing I was disappointed about was the fact that they accidentally vacuumed up a tool I need to clean my furnace filter…and didn’t say anything until I called the office immediately afterwards when I realized it was gone.
Kaying Xiong Yang
02:54 04 Nov 21
Very friendly and professional staff, respectful of property and knowledgeable of job!
20:50 02 Nov 21
Great experience! Friendly and knowledgeable. Explained everything they were going to do upfront and explained how to keep the vents cleaner in the future. Was very pleased with the service.
15:17 25 Oct 21
Techs explained everything clearly and were friendly and very helpful. A great experience.
14:02 12 Oct 21
Friendly and prompt. Very nice work! Smelled great in there when they were completed.
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13:32 23 Sep 21
K-tech came into my business and cleaned all carpets in a timely and professional manner. The results were exactly as I had hoped. The carpets look wonderful thank you so much
21:36 22 Sep 21
Very reliable and knowledgeable ! Very good results and I would use them again
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15:27 25 Aug 21
The folks from K-tech were thorough, highly professional and went above and beyond what I would have expected. I highly endorse their company.
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21:29 17 Aug 21
Chris and his helper cleaned up the water and dried out the carpet very quickly and efficiently.
17:48 08 Aug 21
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Fast. Courteous. Great job reviving a very old carpet!
Shelly Van De Weerd
01:20 05 Aug 21
The guy was incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. I will definitely recommend them to anyone.
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17:27 30 Jul 21
They cleaned everything up and took the damaged carpet and padding and rugs that were too full of sewage and water to evan bother with. The odor was too strong! The men that did the job were friendly and did a good job of cleaning it up!
21:22 29 Jul 21
20:43 29 Jul 21
K-tech is so easy to deal with over the phone. Their phone staff is polite and efficient. The service staff was on time and professional. Well done!
17:53 23 Jul 21
Excellent job. Very nice fellow. Was very competent and friendly. Seemed ro like what he was doing
02:18 20 Jul 21
21:41 08 Jul 21
Excellent Service every time! They are my only go to! Kind, friendly & professional!
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I've always been highly satisfied with k-tech kleening. They always show up right on time, they are nice guys, and they do a GREAT job!
18:20 16 Jun 21
Your technician Stephen is outstanding. Very accommodating, courteous and professional. I have had him in the past and he does A great job. Will definitely use this company again, mainly because of the great technician.Beverly Peterson
16:37 16 Jun 21
K-Tech did an excellent job cleaning our carpets and upholstery ! They are very professional and customer service is top notch!
12:44 03 Jun 21
Showed up on time, went over the scope of the project to insure nothing would be missed. While I was away, a neighbor dropped by to pick up a piece of equipment. Chris was concerned and let me know. Told him or was okay, but was thankful for the caring attitude. Great job of cleaning the house for putting on the market. Highly recommended their service.
13:39 02 Jun 21
Technicians arrived 20 minutes early which was great. They did a nice job. I would recommend.
my carpet living room and hallway should I just say horrible saying it lightly .the worker was right on time not 1 min later .and wow what a great job he did my living room every spot came out and hallway. highly recommend .
I called to get my husbands man cave cleaned because he was coming home after some surgery. Armstrong was great and they came out 2 days later and got the cave cleaned. The two guys that came were courteous and respectful. I always use and would highly recommend Armstrong. They did an amazing job as always ! Ty
K-tech is a very professional company with excellent service. We've had the opportunity to experience Dylon's great lead with two different helpers, Allen and Alan. All of them knew their job and fullfilled our needs of dryer vent cleaning previously and home vent cleaning yesterday.
They were very accommodating for a situation with a chair and carpeting that had been stained. They fit us into their schedule and the technician was very friendly and did a excellent job. I would recommend them.
Highly recommend this company. We have used them twice now for just simple carpet cleaning, and this time we had them clean our couch. They are quick, to the point and very professional. Will continue using them.
We hired K-tech to come and clean out our heating and cooling ducts after numerous bouts with colds, sniffles and sickness. The two young men who came out were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. They explained what they were going to do, showed me pictures of how dirty our vents were before and showed me the difference afterwards. I purchased the extra freshener/sanitizer that left our house smelling so clean. I'm very pleased with the service and will be using them again. In fact, I've already set up a carpet cleaning appt with them to have all of our carpets done. AAA+
Cleaned 3 rooms of carpet and 7 area rugs, all area rugs off site. Prompt service and we were thrilled how the rugs looked so much brighter and felt so soft. We had some pet stains that were set in, but they were remarkably well minimized. Have already recommended to a neighbor and also recommend them to all readers of this message. Delighted!
Rob and Dylan cleaned my houses air ducts today. I would highly recommend having your houses air ducts cleaned by this company. The staff is very friendly and there’s no mess when their finished. My house smells great from the sanitizer and is heating so much better since being cleaned. They were very knowledgeable and professional. Rob explained how often to change the filters and how often to get your ducts cleaned.
Steven explain the whole procedure and took pictures of my ducts before and after. He was very professional in answering my questions and gave me tips on air filters. He also made sure he left his work area as clean as he found it. I would give the service that I received a perfect 10. I would recommend this service to anyone who recently remodeled their house or just want to minimize your dust!
The gentleman that came was very professional. Did a good job. The only that kind of bothered me was the citrus smell. In the beginning it was very pleasant but got a little bit too much towards the end of the night.
K-Tech was great to work with. They helped me decide what I really needed to have done and took care of everything I wanted. The guys that came out were very professional and courteous. They came in, got the job done, and everything looks great! Thank you!
The gentlemen that came and cleaned my sofa love seat and wall hanging were very professional. Everything came out so nice and clean. This is the second time I have used K Tech since moving up here 4 years ago. I would recommend them highly who wants a professional job done right. Thank you K Tech
Friendly and informative office staff. Tech’s who performed the service had attention to detail and saved us money on a portion of the service. We are very happy with the results of the service. We will have them back in 3 years.
We found out our sump pump and back up pump both failed on a Sunday afternoon. 2 plus inches of water through out our finished basement. I called K-Tech and Alex was here within the hour. He was extremely helpful - he even helped to find a plumber that was willing to come out and install a new sump pump on a Sunday evening. Alex did an amazing job, pumping out the standing water and setting up fans and dehumidifiers. He and Rob came back the next day to remove carpet and padding. Jim Young also came out to check on the drying out progress. The K-tech team continued to check on the progress and make adjustments every day until the basement was dry. Excellent communication not only in person but via text and e-mail. I would highly recommend K-Tech.
Thanks for being so great to work with in this time of Covid. We moved out of a rental to a new home and they cleaned the carpet. The set up was great and they worked with us doing paperwork and set up all on line. Friendly people to talk to and over all great professional job.
They did all they said that they would do and more. Will use them again for sure
Even during a pandemic they prioritize the needs of their customers of big and small spaces. Needed my apartment carpets cleaned after moving out during the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and they made sure to get it done ASAP to respect everyone’s safety.
Very knowledgeable technicians who explained everything they did. They taught me more about maintaining my hvac system while they were cleaning out the ducts. I will happily recommend K-Tech to friends and coworkers.
Jamison and Damon were very kind and very efficient. The carpets look brand new! Even my 5 year olds typical juice spills are non existent! I am very thankful and satisfied. The price was not bad either very affordable and would recommend to anyone looking to get carpets done or have to be cleaned for leaving an apartment.
Chris and Cody did an excellent job explaining the service and what to expect! They did a very nice, neat and organized job with the carpet cleaning. Definitely recommend them and will use service again in 9 to 12 months. Thanks
Very pleased with the customer service and complete cleaning they did in our home. Very thoughtful and friendly staff. Explained everything that needed to be done. Scott and staff you Rock!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
The techs from K-tech that cleaned our air ducts were fantastic and very informative on answering any questions I may have had about the cleaning. The air quality inside our home is so much better since we had it done. I highly recommend getting your ductwork cleaned if you are thinking about it and using K-tech. I definitely would recommend them to anyone.
The guys showed up at the promised time , we’re very professional, wore bootys over there shoes in the house and the ducts were spotless after they cleaned them . Money well spent and was 100% satisfied and would recommend them to anyone . Ivan Machmueller Wi Rapids .