If you don’t know how to react during a plumbing emergency, you can go into panic mode pretty easily. Time is a key factor in whether you have no damage, or monstrous effects. Luckily, there are many ways to limit damage until a plumber arrives. Let’s take a look at the steps you can take during a plumbing emergency.
Step 1 is Turn Off The Water
Water damage is the number 1 threat during a plumbing emergency. The first thing you need to do during a plumbing emergency is turn off the water. Go home, right now, and learn where the main water valve is, so you don’t have to run frantically looking for it while water rushes out of a ruptured pipe. The faster you cut the water, the safer your home will end up being.
As soon as the flow of water has stopped, leap into full on clean up mode. This will prevent further damage to possessions and furniture in your home as well as, make it easier for your plumber to access the problem when they arrive. Make sure to mop up any spilled water, and try to prevent in from entering any of the walls and the floor.
If there is ever a plumbing emergency, be sure to call us. We will do immediate mitigation and ensure there are no problems in the future. Furthermore if you want to make sure that everything is up to speed, be sure to call us, and we can access your home’s pipes and irrigation system, to hopefully spare you from the pain that is a plumbing emergency. And as always if you deal with it now, you will be very thankful later. Contact us for the pinnacle of fantastic plumbing in San Diego.