How To Handle a Plumbing Emergency
Plumbing emergencies can happen at any moment and can be very devastating. The water that comes from these types of situations can ruin your ceiling, walls and floors. This is why it is important to handle any type of plumbing emergency situation quickly and correctly. When handling these types of situations, there are certain steps that you need to follow. I will discuss these steps in further detail.
Disconnect the water: The first step in any plumbing emergency situation, because there is usually water involved, is to disconnect the water. You should first shut off the the water that is closest to the affected area. Once that is done, you should find the main shut off valve that is usually located outside of your home. Once located, you should shut it off. This is important in order to mitigate any further water damage.
Locate the problem: Once the water is off, try to locate the source of the problem. The source is the location of where the water is coming from. It could be any number of things from a leaking pipe to a hopelessly clogged toilet. Determining this information will go a long way when you are describing to the plumbing professional what the problem is. If they know what the problem is and do not need to spend unnecessary time trying to locate it, then the problem can be fixed that much more quickly.
Call a professional: This may be an understatement, but nonetheless it is very important. Once you have shut off the water and located the problem, you should call a professional immediately. This is especially true for the much more serious problems. Calling a professional Modesto plumber as quickly as possible ensures that the recovery process can begin quickly which will limit the amount of damage done to your home.
The best way to deal with a plumbing emergency is to be ready for one, contact Knights Plumbing and Drain at (209) 823-1717 and let us handle your plumbing needs!