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In a plumbing emergency, you have to act fast. An overflowing toilet, burst pipe, or other plumbing emergency can flood parts of your home faster than you would expect. It is important to take quick actions to try and prevent water damage if possible.
Turn off Your Water
It is important to stop the emergency if you can. If your toilet or faucet is overflowing, turn off the water that runs to it. If the water continues flowing, you are going to need to shut off your main water supply. This is the first step to resolving your issue. Even small amounts of water can cause serious water damage and structural problems to your home if not treated. It is important to stop the emergency so that you can fix the problem as fast as possible to avoid secondary problems like mold. Hopefully, it does not come to this, but you might have to turn off your water depending on the nature of your plumbing emergency.
Turn off the Power if Needed
If the water has flooded your home near electrical sockets or inside walls where there are electrical wires, you should turn off the power to your home until help arrives. You do not want to risk getting electrocuted. This is an incredibly important step you must take if you feel it is necessary to keep yourself and your family safe. You must be ready to make that decision, should the need arise.
Call a Plumber
Get in touch with an emergency plumber right away. One of these professionals should be able to quickly come to your home and fix the problem that has come up. If you are dealing with unsanitary water from your toilet, it is important to get help from a professional who knows how to delicately handle the situation. A professional will be able to safely and quickly resolve your emergency situation so that you can return to your normal life. A serious clog is no joke, so be sure to do everything you can to mitigate these sorts of situations.
Keep Water from Spreading
If you have turned off the water, electricity, and called a plumber, try to keep water contained to as small of a space as possible. If you have towels that will soak up water, try to use them. If you can remove important possessions that are at risk of getting damaged do so. Of course, if you are dealing with unsanitary water, you may want to just wait on the professionals before you try to move anything.
Water emergencies can happen at any time. It is important to resolve all issues as fast as possible so that problems do not get worse. A plumbing emergency can damage your floors, walls, ceilings, personal possessions, and more. By acting fast, you can resolve your problems quickly to prevent costly damages. Have a plan and be ready to take care of your plumbing emergency right away.
By Rachelle Wilber
who is a freelance writer and residing in San Diego, California area. Rachelle finds an interest in all topics and have Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.