Plumbing problems aren’t really known for waiting until a convenient time to occur. If you have a pipe rupture on you in the middle of the night, there is no time to wait for an appointment several days down the road. You need to take action right then if you want to limit the damage as much as possible. So the question is: “What am I supposed to do?” Read on to find out what you can do if you have a plumbing emergency.
Turn Off the Water
This is priority number one. The biggest threat with most plumbing emergencies is the water damage they can cause to the surrounding area. In order to prevent that from happening, you need to shut off water to the entire house. You should already know where your water shutoff valve is. If you don’t know, off the top of your head, try checking in the basement or along the outside perimeter of your house. The sooner you turn off the water, the more damage you will be able to prevent.
Clear the Area
Once the water is turned off, you should focus on mitigating any water damage that may have already occurred, this means clearing the area around the plumbing problem of anything that is susceptible to water damage. Furniture and other objects should be moved, and any water that has already spilled should be mopped up as much as possible. This also makes it easier for the plumber to get to the problem once he or she arrives at the house.
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