First Thing To Do: Shut Off The Main Water Supply To The Home
This is the very first thing you should do in an emergency plumbing situation. Shutting off the water supply stops additional water from flowing through and compounding the disaster. Do you know where the main water valve of our home is situated? You should. It is important that everyone in the family should know this BEFORE the emergency happens so that whoever comes home and find a major leak flooding up the bathroom or the kitchen knows exactly where to go to shut it down and stop the leakage. Searching for the valve during the emergency adds precious minutes that could make a huge difference.
Secondly: Shut Off The Gas Line
If your home has water heaters, it is important to shut off the gas line along with the water supply to prevent the unit from getting overheated or from breaking because there is no water running through it.
Thirdly: Call A Reliable Plumber
Do you have your plumber’s phone number on speed dial or at least someplace handy? If you haven’t already done this, do it today. Can you even imagine the nightmare of trying to find the contact details of nearest plumber through the internet while the pipe is gushing water or the drain is spewing out its contents in the background? The best way to decide which plumber’s name you want on your speed dial is to ask your friends, family or neighbours for someone they would recommend.
The faster you can arrange for a professional plumber to attend to the emergency, the faster the situation will be resolved, which of course means lesser damage to property and a quicker return to normalcy for the whole family. There’s just no substitute for having the contact details of a reliable plumber who is just a phone call away when you have an emergency plumbing situation.