When you have a plumbing emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. You need to prevent water from causing damage to your home and belongings. Common plumbing emergencies include clogged drains, damaged water pipes, sewage backup, and broken water heaters.
Shut Off the Water
Turn off the source of water as close to where the problem is as possible. If your toilet is leaking, use the shutoff valve on the wall behind it. If you can’t find the nearest shutoff valve, shut off the main water supply into your home. This is often near the water meter.
Open Drains and Faucets
If you turned off the main water supply, open drains, and faucets to remove water from the pipes. Also, open outdoor spigots to safely get rid of water.
Turn Off the Water Heater
If your water heater is the problem, turn it off. If it’s a gas water heater, first turn off the gas supply before switching the water heater off.
Turn Off the Electricity
If water has gotten into the walls of your home, shut the electricity off to your home at the main circuit breaker. However, don’t do this if the area in front of the circuit breaker is wet.
Assess the Problem
Try to find the source of the leak. Use towels and rags to limit the amount of water damage. Get as much information as you can so that when you call a plumber they know what’s happening. If there are multiple leaks, tell the plumber so that they can come prepared to fix your problem faster.
Call a 24/7 Plumber
Call a plumber that has a 24/7 emergency service. Give the person who answers as much information as you can about the problem, including what you’ve done to prevent further damage. Some plumbing companies can give you a rough estimate for how much repairs will cost.
Half Moon Plumbing in Owasso, OK, offers a 24/7 plumbing emergency repair service. Our company has been helping people since 2007. Our services include drain cleaning, toilets, water heaters, hydro-jetting, kitchen drains, sewer replacement, garbage disposal, kitchen drains, and more. For major repairs, we offer financing to customers with approved credit. Please call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.