Sometimes plumbing emergencies happen at the least expected times. Maybe a pipe has burst and your basement has flooded. Maybe the toilet has clogged and overflowed, or the hot water won’t turn on. It’s important to address these surprise incidents quickly and efficiently to avoid any serious or permanent damage. Whatever your plumbing predicament, don’t panic—follow these simple tips for how to handle any plumbing emergency.
Shut Off The Water
If you’re experiencing a surprise leak, turn off the water supply to that particular area. If you know where to find the individual water valves on your plumbing system, you’ll be able to shut off water to one area without affecting the rest of your home. However, if you don’t know where to the individual water valves are located, shut off the main water valve to suspend the water supply to your entire home. Of course, this is not a permanent solution, but it will provide some temporary relief until a professional can inspect the problem.
Contain The Damage
The most important thing to do in an emergency plumbing situation is try to contain the damage as much as possible. Mop up any spilled water or use a water vacuum to clean up larger messes. Water can warp your floorboards and cause structural damage if left untreated, so it’s best to clean it up as soon as possible. Use towels and cloths to soak up any excess water and preventing it from spreading to other parts of your home. If you act quickly to contain the damage of an emergency plumbing situation, you’re less likely to experience any long-term or permanent damage.
If there’s a sudden plumbing disaster in your home, it’s crucial to stay calm and act swiftly. Locate the source of the issue and try to reduce the damage as much as possible. Most importantly, call a professional plumbing service to fix the issue quickly and efficiently. If you’re experiencing a surprise plumbing problem, contact us at Priority Plumbing for .