4 things to do in a plumbing emergency
When a plumbing emergency strikes, it is only natural to initially panic. But plumbing problems can cause serious damage to your home or business, so when they strike unexpectedly, you need to act fast. At Watermark Plumbing, our large range of plumbing services includes 24-hour emergency plumbing.
Here are some useful plumbing tips you can put into place while you wait for our 24-hour emergency plumbing team to arrive.
1. Shut off the water
It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how panic causes us to do silly things. The best thing you can do when flooding occurs is to turn off the water. You can simply turn off the valve nearest the leak or go outside to the water meter if the problem is larger and isolate the whole site. If you’re unsure call us and we can advise on how to isolate the service.
2. Beware of Danger
If extremely hot water, electricity or other hazards factor into your emergency, put your own safety first. We are the experts; trained to deal with potentially dangerous situations.
3. Prevent Further Water Damage
However, if the problem is simple and clearly poses no threat, do the best you can to prevent further water damage. Sure, our plumbing services are all about helping you solve the problem. But putting down towels and collecting any leaking water in buckets before your plumber arrives is extremely helpful.
4. Assess the Damage
When you make the call to our team, make sure that you’ve assessed the damage and can give us a description of what’s going on. We have been in the business over twenty years, and we provide both commercial and residential plumbing services, but it always helps if you can give us a rough idea of what we are going to be faced with when we arrive.