Most homeowners and renters will have some type of plumbing emergency. Sewage backup, outside plumbing leak, overflowing drains, overflowing toilets and frozen pipes are examples of plumbing emergencies. When most people encounter a plumbing emergency, the first instinct is to panic. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do in the event of a plumbing emergency. Below are some tips that will help you deal with a plumbing emergency:
Contact An Emergency Plumbing Service: Many plumbing companies only operate Monday through Friday. However, most areas have a plumbing company that can handle emergencies after hours. If there is an emergency plumbing service in your area, then you will need to contact them immediately. Contacting a professional is essential because you probably will not be able to rectify the problem yourself. Furthermore, a do it yourself job can very easily turn into a disaster if you do not have the proper training.
Shutoff The Water: If possible, you should turn off the water supply to the pipe that is causing the problem. You can just turn off the main water shutoff valve if you do not know your way around your plumbing system. It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with your plumbing system before an emergency occurs.
Move Items In Your Home To A Higher Ground: If your home has two stories, then you should move the items up to the second floor. Put things on dressers and high counters if you have a one story home. Move your most valuable items first. This ensures that they do not get damaged.
A plumbing emergency can be scary, but fortunately, if you know what to do beforehand then dealing with it will be a lot easier.You should contact an emergency plumbing service immediately if you have an emergency. You will also need to shutoff the water and move items to the higher ground.
Are you facing a plumbing emergency in the Oklahoma City area? Stop and call Hull Plumbing immediately at (405) 246-9763.