It is important to consider the potential for unanticipated plumbing emergencies that can lead to costly home repairs. Water damage can be a serious issue, and being proactive in addressing potential risks can help mitigate potential damage. For this reason, your team at Narrow Path Plumbing is dedicated to ensuring that our customers are well-prepared to handle any plumbing emergencies that may surface. By taking proactive measures and knowing how to respond in the middle of a plumbing emergency, you can minimize the effects of potential water damage.
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE A PLUMBING EMERGENCY HAPPENS?
- It is crucial for everyone in your household to be aware of the location and operation of the main water valve in the event of a plumbing emergency. You don’t want to have to frantically search for its location while you are dealing with a busted pipe or a flooded bathroom.
- To minimize stress and damage in such situations, it is recommended to store emergency contact information for your home insurance and your local plumber in an easily accessible location.
- Additionally, it is also advisable to have a supply of absorbent materials, such as towels or rags, readily available to clean up any excess water. Keeping these items in a designated location, such as a closet or a shelf in the garage, ensures they are readily accessible in case of a plumbing emergency or other unexpected household situation.
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE AFTER A PLUMBING EMERGENCY HAPPENS?
- In the event of a plumbing emergency, it is crucial to remain calm and composed. While we know that it can be overwhelming, it is important to take a deep breath and approach the situation with a clear and level-headed mind. This will enable you to quickly and effectively address the issue at hand.
- When evaluating a plumbing emergency, it is important to take steps to prevent further damage. One such step is to turn off the water supply to the affected area. For example, if a sink is causing the issue, the shut-off valve should be located beneath it. If the issue is related to a toilet, the shut-off valve is typically located behind it. In cases of major issues such as burst pipes or if you are having difficulty locating a specific valve, it may be necessary to shut off the main water supply instead. Just be mindful that it will result in a loss of running water throughout the entire home, not just the affected area.
- You should call a service professional. It is advised that a licensed plumber is called as soon as possible. Now that the water is turned off and all electrical components unplugged or shut down as necessary, it would be good to have a licensed plumber diagnose and start fixing the issue as soon as possible.
- To minimize further damage, it is important to promptly clean up any excess water. This includes using absorbent materials, such as towels or rags, to soak up any standing water. (You’ll be glad you kept those materials on hand.) Additionally, by cleaning up before the arrival of the plumber, the issue can be more easily identified and taken care of. Furthermore, a clean workspace allows for a more efficient and swift repair process.
At Narrow Path Plumbing, we understand the importance of having a reliable and professional plumber you can call in case of a plumbing emergency. Luckily, we offer emergency services 24/7. Furthermore, our licensed plumbers are fully equipped to handle all types of issues, ranging from minor repairs to full-scale emergencies. We strive to provide our customers with a sense of security and assurance, knowing that we are available to assist them when they need it most.
Trust in our team to provide prompt, efficient, and professional service, ensuring your peace of mind during any plumbing crisis. Contact us today at (937) 623-2619, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!