How should I handle a plumbing emergency?

How to handle a plumbing emergency


Emergency PlumbingPlumbing emergencies can be a nightmare and have to be handled immediately to minimize damage. A lot of damage can occur from a plumbing emergency so it has to be handled correctly. Follow the steps below to handle any plumbing emergency.

If you have an overflowing toilet, a pipe that has burst or a malfunctioning Fawcett, this constitutes a plumbing emergency and must be handled immediately. The first thing that you have to do is shut off the water. This is especially true if you have a pipe that has burst. If you don’t know much about plumbing and don’t know which water valve to shut off, your best bet is to shut the main water valve off. The main water valve can be found in the basement or outside of the home. A good precaution maneuver to do is to label the pipes and their corresponding valves. That way, if a plumbing emergency occurs, you will know which valve to shut off.

The next thing that you have to do is contain the damage to one area. This can be done by preventing the water that has pooled onto the floor from going elsewhere. You can do this by piling towels or blankets around the pool of water to keep it in that spot. You should also scoop up the water or direct it towards the drains.

Everything that is portable or has the ability to be moved should be moved out of the water. This will protect each item from further damage as it is outside of the water. You can dry each item off with a towel and allow it to air dry. The next thing to do of course is to call a plumber to fix the broken pipe, overflowing toilet or the Fawcett.

Call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air today at (610) 325-9395 if you’re having a plumbing emergency in Broomall. We have immediate solutions for your situation!

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