How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency
[Plumbing emergencies]1 are at times very destructive and expensive to household fittings and furniture. They highly alter the appearance of your bathroom and kitchen. To minimize destruction and expenses, contacting a plumbing company to address the leaking and impaired pipes is the most sensible thing a home owner should do. On the other hand there are things that one should do to avert further damage in the process of waiting on the professionals to arrive.
At a time when the leaking point of your pipe is visible one needs to shut off the pipe that is causing it. The easiest way of doing this is by locating the shut off valve which is mainly below your sinks. This will stop further water spilling, give you time to [call a plumber]1 and prevent your property from more damage. If the minor shut off are not so vivid to you, run to the water main that brings water into your compound. This is easily done by turning the screw clockwise.
Remove all the things you have at the flooding place. All materials which absorb water will be damaged if they take in water. Be very careful to electronic appliances and use the safety precautions which are labeled with on devices. Dry all your items by wiping them and leave them in the open air for further drying.
You now need to call a plumber so as to have the source of the leak established and fixed. You should find a reliable and proficient plumber to fix this. This will ensure that you get the peace of mind and not to always be on the look out for danger.
If the pipe burst due to rust, corrosion or age that might be a sign that there will be trouble in the future. Probably, all the other pipes will fall into the same predicament. Let the plumber identify how serious the issue is and find a solution to stop any future leakage.
Memorized these steps and you will not be caught off guard. In case of panic, make a call of emergency to a technician.
Call Cole Plumbing today at (334) 279-8919 if you’re having a plumbing emergency in Montgomery. We have immediate solutions for your situation!