Burst water pipes- help!

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After a freeze the water pipes on my second floor MB must have burst - no water in the bathroom but kitchen below flood. Water was pouring down outside the kitchen window & outside stucco wall was wet. No access to pipes via bathroom (must be in outside wall) so only can guess must go through kitchen ceiling -- water coming out of light fixtures. Turned off water at the main. Now wondering if I turn off water to all sinks and toilets on second floor (what about bath tub & shower ?) Can I turn the main water back on to at least have water in the kitchen / first floor ?
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  • William William on Jan 18, 2017
    Sorry, No! Turning off the valves at the fixtures will not turn the water off supplying those fixtures. The pipes in the walls/ceilings would not be turned off. You need a plumber or someone to replace the damaged pipes and repair the damage.

  • Michele Michele on Jan 18, 2017
    Thank you for sharing & saving me another mess ! I was hopeful !!

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 18, 2017
    Fill your sinks and a few bottles and pans. Shut off all 'main water' valves. Call the plumber ASAP and tell him it is an emergency. You are at risk of major electrical and structural damage and expensive wall and ceiling repairs.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 19, 2017
    I think that you are going to need professional for this one

  • Michele Michele on Jan 19, 2017
    Thank you - M :(

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 28, 2017
    Yup...we had pipes replaced 2x due to our heat source dying...It stinks, but it has to be done.

  • Jay Jay on Feb 01, 2017
    Get the Plumber before the places that got wet turn to black mold! That's a huge problem you want to avoid!
    Best of Luck !

  • Michele Michele on Feb 03, 2017
    Thank you !