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Tips for Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies

Tips for Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies
June 21, 2019

Tips for Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing emergencies often show up when they are least expected, hence it is no fun when you get caught off-guard by emergency plumbing problems. Make sure you are always prepared by having an emergency plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing on hand to fix the problem. Here are some other tips and ideas for dealing with plumbing emergencies;

Always Stay Calm and Shut off the Main Water Supply First

Being stressed or in a state of panic can force you to make a poor decision on plumbing emergencies. Flooding will normally accompany most plumbing emergencies, and water can lead to a number of damages to the surrounding area leading to expensive repairs. If water is already gushing out, it is important to turn off the main water supply. The main water supply valve may be located along the foundation of the home, or on the sidewalk or yard. You may want to contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing if you are unsure where the main water supply valve is located. 

All Hazards Must be Addressed 

Plumbing emergencies will normally come with health hazards that can put the lives of the entire household in serious jeopardy. Avoid getting close if the hazards are too enormous, especially if the hazards include electrical shock risks, sewage spills and possible contact with dangerous materials such as lead, and asbestos. Never make attempted to enter a flooded area Evacuate yourself and loved ones from the flooded area once you discover the issue and contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. 

Have Plumbing Emergency Supplies on Hand

One of the most efficient ways to handle plumbing emergencies is to be prepared for them. Being prepared perhaps is the most effective line of defense even if something never happens. You should consider having supplies on hand because they can save the situation in many instances. Some of the essential supplies that may be helpful include; Plungers, duct tape, pliers, and a roll of plastic. With these supplies available, you can seal off an area affected by plumbing emergency and protect your belongings and rest of the home from damages. 

Call a Professional Plumber

A plumbing emergency can create a very serious situation and contacting a certified, and professional plumber will be the ultimate thing to do. A certified plumber is trained to handle all kinds of scenario that may emerge during a plumbing emergency and the fact that they are insured and bonded means you are protected from litigations, just in case the situation gets worse. 

A professional plumber who has undergone the necessary training will handle your plumbing emergency right, in the first instance.  This means you wouldn’t have to spend extra looking for a second plumber.  When it comes to plumbing emergencies, your safety and that of your household are paramount. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we understand and know how to handle plumbing emergencies to ensure that your plumbing system is restored to its normal functionality. Give us a call at Mr. Rooter Plumbing today and we will be right there to help you out.