The term “emergency plumbing” is probably not something you enjoy hearing. In fact, it usually makes homeowners have a migraine when they remember the last time they had to deal with an emergency plumbing issue. Whether it’s a burst pipe, a gushing leak, or an overflowing toilet, emergency plumbing is nothing to scoff at.
Luckily, we’re the pros and we can help you out. Staying calm and collected in an emergency situation is not a natural talent, but a technique that can be learned. Take it from the experts on emergency plumbing in Lloydminster—there are ways to make these nightmare situations just another normal day.
Down below, we’ve put together a checklist of what you can do when encountering an emergency plumbing situation. You can print this list out, or keep it on your phone in case you need it at a moments notice. We’re here to help!
What to Do
If we’re going to be prepared for an emergency plumbing hassle, then we best get started with a list of what to do. These are things that can and should be done by a homeowner. When we want you to call a professional, we’ll mention it in the list so you’re never confused as to what you should do and what you shouldn’t.
Step 1: Remove Furniture, Clothes, and Valuables
Where is your emergency leak? Is it in the kitchen? Make sure you move away any fresh food, stove equipment, and other things that are valuable and could be a hassle cleaning down the line. If your leak is in a bedroom, the basement, or some other room, there could be more valuable things located right next to it. Any electrical devices, like computers and phones, should be moved immediately away from the leak so they don’t get irreparably damaged. Any keepsakes and family heirlooms can also be in this category since they’re basically irreplaceable!
Step 2: Turn Off the Water
Once your leak isn’t harming any devices or important keepsakes, you can go ahead and shut off the water to your home. This will guarantee that you don’t end up paying for more wasted water while you wait for a plumber or try to survey the damage. Always remember that wasted water during an emergency plumbing leak is water that you will have to pay for in the long run.
Step 3: Call a Plumber
You might be wondering why we didn’t mention this step last. Here’s why—many homeowners survey the damage of a leak and immediately think it’s not as bad as they though, it’s magically fixed, or that they can fix it themselves. Often times, regardless of how right you might be, there could be something that caused this leak that only a professional plumber will be able to locate and repair. Don’t take your chances.
Step 4: Survey the Problem
Once you’ve shut the water off and you know that a plumber is on their way, you can start to survey the damage a little bit. Once you get a glimpse of how this leak began, you might be able to give a plumber more insight on what you think the problem is and how it has affected your home. It’s a good idea to work with a plumber in getting your home’s plumbing system repaired.
Lloydminster’s plumbing and heating authority has your back. Call Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. today!