6 things to do when a frozen pipe bursts Posted in Home, Business If low temperatures cause water to freeze inside pipes, pressure can build up and cause weak points inside the pipe to burst. Unfortunately, water may then pour into your home and cause damage. How to handle a pipe that bursts First, find your home’s main water supply and shut it off. Next, turn off your main electrical supply to reduce the risk of electrical shock and damage to circuits and electrical appliances. If the water comes from a hot water pipe, shut the main valve to your hot water heater as well. Call a plumber for help as soon as possible. Your safety is most important. Please do not attempt potentially dangerous repairs. Be aware of submerged electrical outlets, appliances or chemicals that may be inside standing water. Report your claim Report a homeowner claim once you’ve safely secured your home from more damage. Know someone who would find this information helpful? Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Related resources 6 ways risk management helps address business risks Posted in Business Find and fix hazards at your business before something bad happens. Did you know your business insurance may include access to risk management services to help address business risks? Here’s how it works. 10 tips to winterize your home Posted in Home Is your home ready for the cold winter months ahead? We’ll walk you through several winter home maintenance tips so you can prepare now and try to avoid costly winter-weather damage.