Six 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 Google + Related resources Video: Winterize your home with Uncle Insurance Posted in Home Uncle Insurance walks you through several tips to begin preparing your home for the cold months ahead and may help you avoid unnecessary claims (and aggravation!). How to stay safe when hail starts to fall Posted in Home A hail storm may seem harmless when you’re in the comfort of your home, but even small ones can pose a danger to you and your family. Protect yourself, others and your property with these quick tips.