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what to do in a plumbing emergency

What to do in a Plumbing Emergency?

Do you have a Plumbing Emergency? Almost every home will face an emergency plumbing situation at one point or another. Plumbing emergencies can occur at any time without any warning; unexpected problems can cause severe damage if left long periods of time without repair it can leave homeowners terrified, dumbstruck and clueless about how to handle the situation well. It is with utmost importance to learn to handle an emergency situation as it will enable you to control this situation effectively, protect your property, and get an emergency plumber much faster.  The professional plumbers at Redshaw Plumbing and Drainage company advise the homeowners to keep a cool head in such volatile situations and act quickly to avoid a catastrophe. 

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Here’s what Redshaw plumbers recommend you do to cope up with the emergency plumbing situation that has suddenly occurred in your property.

  • Shut off the water supply

Have you come across any emergency plumbing situation? The first thing that the Redshaw plumbers recommend is to locate the water shut off valve and turn the water supply off. If there is a leak or any other plumbing problem, you should not let the water flow through your pipes. 

  • Switch off the water heater and other electrical appliances

After turning off the water supply, the next thing you are expected to do is switching off the water heater and other electronic appliances in your home. Not switching off the electronic appliances can be extremely dangerous if the water that is leaking reaches any electrical sources. 

  • Drain the water from the pipes

Even after you have turned off the main water valve, there will be water in the pipes. Therefore, the plumbers at Redshaw recommend you to open all sink faucets and drain the water from the pipes. Moving this water away from the potential damage areas will help you to minimize further damage.

  • Assess the damage

Before you call an emergency plumber, you should first try to assess the extent of the damage that has happened due to the plumbing issue. Based on your observations, you should provide all the information to the plumber over the phone. With the help of the information you have provided, the plumber will give you instructions to prevent further damage, as well as it will help the plumber to fix the issue quickly. 

  • Address small leaks

What is the plumbing problem? Is it a small leak? If so, you can fix the leak easily by yourself. Use the plumber’s tape or epoxy putty for fixing small leaks. If nothing is available at hand, simply place a bucket under the leak to prevent further damage.

  • Call the Redshaw Emergency Plumber

When any plumbing emergency has occurred, people often forget to call the emergency plumber. In order to reduce damage, it is always advised that you should contact the plumbers immediately.

The licensed and professional plumbers at Redshaw recommend that if you don’t have any idea about how to fix the plumbing issue, you should not try to fix the plumbing issue on your own. Doing in the wrong way might end up with more repair costs. 

For emergency plumbing repair service, contact the emergency plumber at Redshaw.

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