Plumbing emergencies are bound to happen. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage caused by a burst or leaking pipe. Staying calm and following the steps provided below will help you take control of an out-of-control situation.
What Every Homeowner Needs To Know
As a homeowner, you should always know where the main water shut-off is
located. When a plumbing emergency hits, this information can save your home
and your bank account from serious damage.
Turn Off The Water
Even the smallest of leaks can lead to large repair bills when they aren't
taken care of in a timely manner. If your toilet or sink is leaking, shutting
off the water line that runs to the fixtures should alleviate the problem while
you wait for a plumber to arrive. However, if you spot a puddle of water in the
middle of your dining room, and you have no clue where the leak is coming from,
you'll need to head to your home's main water supply and turn that off. While
this may seem like an easy step, it's one of most crucial actions you can take
when you're dealing with a serious leak.
Evaluate The Damage
Before making any phone calls take a minute to assess the situation. Having
a general idea of where the leak is located and the damage it has caused will
help you clearly deliver important information to your emergency plumber in
Call A Plumber
Getting a plumber to your house as soon as possible is crucial to minimizing
the damage. Describing the situation as best as you can over the phone will
help the plumber determine whether or not they need to bring any special
equipment to repair the problem. You should also ask for a quote, however, some
plumbers won't supply one without evaluating the issue in person.
We encourage you to make the smart decision and give The Polite Plumber a
call. We’re always happy to help and/or answer any question you may have!