Burst pipe? Leaking water heater? Clogged toilet?
Plumbing emergencies aren’t just frustrating, they can be messy, too. However, when you know how to handle an emergency, you are better equipped to minimize damage AND minimize frustration. Here are a few tips to help you handle plumbing emergencies at home.
Steps to Take In An Emergency:
- Turn Off Your Main Water Valve. The first thing that you should do in a plumbing emergency is turn off the main water valve. This will ensure that all of the water flowing through your home is off. This will prevent flooding and future damage. Most water valves are turned clockwise in order to shut off. Tip: Label your main water valve so that you can easily identify it in an emergency.
- Clean Up What You Can. If you have some flooding, remove at much water as possible to prevent water damage. This will help contain the damage and prevent further pooling on the floor.
- Check Your Water Heater. If you are experiencing problems with your water heater — turn it off. Your water heater should have a shut-off valve that will help prevent heat from welling up inside of it. If you have a gas water heater, always turn the gas off first.
- Call the Plumber. Give a professional technician a call. No matter what your plumbing emergency, an experienced plumbing technician will be able to get your system back up and running.
In the unfortunate event that you do experience a plumbing emergency at home — Call Dean’s! Our professionals can help you in any plumbing emergency. Learn more about our emergency plumbing services on our website or give us a call to speak with a representative directly.