Emergency Plumbing Tips
During an emergency plumbing situation, it is effortless to forego logic and reason and instead to respond based on anxiety and fear. Those who breakdown during an emergency are more likely to see worse damage than those individuals who are calm and have a plan. It is imperative to have at minimum a rough idea as to what you would during certain scenarios. Most emergency situation strike without warning. An emergency could potential be:
- A frozen pipe
- Burst pipe
- Backed up sewers
- Loss of hot water
- Toilet overflow
If any of the above problems occur in your living space, you should do these five things:
- Turn off the water main. By shutting off the water, you will prevent any further flooding or damage. This should be the first step.
- Shut off the water heater. If you turned off the water, pressure and hot water will rise, which could potentially lead to water heaters breaking or bursting.
- Open the spigots connected to your home (outside). By opening valves, you are draining excess water that would otherwise stay in your home.
- Tape any leaking pipes that you notice. The tape is a great temporary fix, but it must not stay for long.
- Have an emergency plumber in Manhattan's number. You do not want first to start looking on the Internet for whom to call. You will most likely make a rash decision.
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