What to Do in A Plumbing Emergency
By reading this list and being prepared for an emergency, you’ll be ready to handle the situation and get things fixed. Preventative measures are always key, and simply knowing what to do can make a huge difference — and potentially even save you money and further damage.
Step 1: Have Annual Plumbing Visits
The chances of you having an emergency plumbing situation is highly reduced if you get your plumbing looked at once a year. The plumbers from Security Plumbing will be able to assess your fixtures, pipes, and plumbing system as a whole to make sure everything looks good, and give you recommendations as needed to keep things functioning all year round.
Step 2: Know Where Your Main Water Shutoff Valve Is
If you’re not sure, ask your plumber when they come for an annual check! They can even show you how to shut it off in case of an emergency, such as flooding.
In certain situations, you won’t need to shut off the entire water supply. The issue might be contained to one area, such as the bathroom sink or garbage disposal. In those instances, you can usually just focus on that specific area. When flooding poses a threat (and the water is coming from your home, not outside sources), shutting off this valve is key.
Step 3: Shut Other Things Down as Necessary
If the problem is in your home, let everyone know what’s going on as soon as possible. If you’re running a business and/or a restaurant, you should consider closing up until the problem is resumed. Especially in the food service industry, you can be at risk for receiving a number of violations. Shutting down your restaurant today might allow it to be kept open for months to come, instead of having to explain to customers why there’s a letter from the Health Inspector outside your window.
Step 4: Call Your Emergency Plumbers at Security Plumbing
Whether you got an annual check or not, plumbing emergencies can unfortunately still happen. Even if you don’t think it’s an emergency, it’s still a good idea to make sure. Our emergency plumbing team will listen to your issue, free of charge, and give our best recommendations. If the problem needs attention and fast, we’ll send out a team ASAP to get to the bottom of the issue.
Security Plumbing is Denver’s choice for residential and commercial plumbing, and we are always ready to help in an emergency. Rely on us for all your plumbing needs, and in the event a plumbing emergency happens, give us a call and we’ll be there.