No one ever wants to be the victim of a plumbing emergency, but when it happens, you must be able to think fast and take action. We know what you’re thinking — “I’m not a plumber. How am I supposed to know what to do?” Well, here are a few steps to take if you ever find yourself needing to be your own handyman.
Shut Off the Water – Whether you’re dealing with a mild leak or you have Niagra Falls spewing from your sink, turning off your water is the fastest way to prevent more damage. If it’s a leak, turn off the water running into the fixture. If that doesn’t work, turn off your main water supply. Pro Tip: The valve to do that is usually located near your water meter, but it’s best to find out exactly where yours is in advance just in case.
Assess the Damage – Do your best to figure out what exactly needs to be fixed. Do you need to call a 24-hour plumbing company? Do not put off calling a professional for longer than a day. If you need someone right away, the details you provide in advance will give a better idea of what the issue is, making it easier to fix.
Call the Water Company – It’s not always your fault that something like this happened. Your utility company will be able to tell if more homes than just yours are being affected. If the issue stems from a sewer issue or the main water line, your water company may offer to send someone to fix the issue right away.
Call a Plumber – Call a 24-hour plumbing company like Plumbing & A/C Medic, Inc.! Our professional technicians are here to help you with all your home plumbing needs.
While it may not be convenient to find out that your basement ceiling is leaking or that you had a pipe burst from the cold weather, with these simple tips, you’ll be able to handle the situation until the pros get there to help.
If you are in the Phoenix Valley area and are in need of an emergency plumber, please call Plumbing & A/C Medic, Inc. at any time. We offer a complete range of general plumbing services including, drain cleaning, hot water heater repairs, rooter service, main line service, water softeners, and general repair services.