Tuesday, 4 October 2016

How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

It’s easy to say don’t panic when you’re in the midst of an emergency but, actually, it is good advice. Try to stay calm and follow the following simple steps.

Keep the Leak From Getting Worse

Find the water valve closest to the problem and turn it off so that there is no more water leaking out. If you can’t find the closest one, turn off the water coming in to the entire house.

Minimize the Damage

Get any belongings out of the way of the water that has already leaked out. Dry up what you can with towels, mops, or even a wet/dry vacuum if you have one handy. Make sure that water has not gotten into your electrical system. If so, this should also be shut off and an electrician called.

Call a Plumber

If the leak is a small one and you’re handy around the house, you may be able to fix it. If not, you will want to call a plumber to make sure that it’s repaired properly and won’t just start up again later.

When there’s any doubt as to how bad the leak is, or if it is an indication of a bigger underlying problem such as pipes that need replacing, it’s a good idea to call in an expert. Visit this website for information on emergency plumbing in Carrboro.

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