Plumbing emergencies will occur when you least expect them. You need to learn what to do in a plumbing emergency so as to better handle the situation, protect your home, and get help faster. As you are already aware, Burlington City Plumbers is what you need to solve all your plumbing issues.
You have just contacted us, what do you do while you wait for us to arrive? In a few essential steps, you will be able to limit damage and lessen the costs. When you troubleshoot and act as expected, you will have an easy and hassle-free plumbing repairs.
Here are things to do in a plumbing emergency as you wait for the plumber:
Shutting Off the Water Main
You find out where the water main to your home is. It doesn’t really matter what the problem is. Shutting off the water supply can minimize damage and flooding. You could be having a leaking or burst pipe and shutting off the water supply is the best thing you can do. The water shut off is often located near your meter. It could be marked as ‘main water supply’ or ‘water meter’.
Turning Off the Sources of Electricity
If you have a water leak in your home, find out the electrical switches, appliances, and devices that might be affected. Take prompt action by turning off electricity in all the places with leaking pipes, clogs or flooding. If you find that the leak does not endanger you in any way, then you can avoid this step.
Turning Off the Water Heater
Does the plumbing emergency have an effect on your water heater? Have you turned off the main water supply? If the answers to these questions are ‘yes’, then you must turn off the water heater. That would prevent it from getting damaged.
It is especially important if the plumbing emergency is related to the water heater. If you don’t turn it off, it will keep drawing water and spilling it all over the floors and in the basement. Who wants to be electrocuted anyway?
Do Some Cleaning Up
As you wait for the plumber, start cleaning away some of the spilled water. Of course, the plumber has specialized equipment to remove excess water. But should just sit pretty and watch as your property gets damaged? Get into the action to protect the walls, floorboard, and carpets. However, if it involves a sewage leak, wait for the professional plumber to come and clean up the water and sanitize the place.
Turn Off a Problematic Faucet
Which part of your plumbing system is causing problems? Is it just a faucet? If ‘yes’, just turn it off. Look for the specific valve serving the faucet and turn it off. You can then rest and wait for the plumber to come and fix the issue.
It is advisable that you work with an experienced and trained plumber when you have an emergency. Contact Burlington City Plumbers for more information on plumbing repairs in Burlington and the surrounding areas.