There are a few things that you can do to prevent serious damage to your home in a plumbing emergency.
You can start by having some basic knowledge of plumbing, and your home’s plumbing in particular. More people than you’d expect don’t know some of the locations of all of the valves and important components of their home’s plumbing system. If you need a whole walkthrough of your home’s plumbing, we’re the Trinity plumbing company for you!
We provide residential plumbing services in the Trinity, FL area and have helped countless homeowners and families in times of emergency.
A Step By Step Guide In Case Of Emergency
We’ve talked about the importance of having a basic knowledge of your home’s plumbing, now let’s talk about how to implement that knowledge in the case of an emergency.
- Shut Off Water At Closest Source- For small leaks, like a toilet, this will be a small valve at the base or behind your toilet. For larger leaks, you may want to shut off the main valve of your house.
- Check On Water Heater- To avoid damage to your water heater (and wallet) switch this off next. If you have a gas heater, always turn the gas off first.
- Smaller Leak Protection- Use plumber’s tape or a good old fashioned bucket under the leak to prevent damage.
- Call Your Local Plumber- After taking care of these tasks, go ahead and call your preferred local plumber to take a look at the problem.
Proactivity Is Key
Do we sound like a broken record yet? In almost all instances, proactivity and being mindful of possible concerns in your home’s plumbing will prevent serious damage or emergencies. If you notice anything like bubbling noises, small water stains, or strange water pressure differences, definitely get that looked into before it becomes something bigger.
Being proactive also means proactively seeking out the knowledge you need to be able to notice certain possible concerns. Like we mentioned before, we would be more than happy to walk you through your home’s plumbing.
If you are in need of residential services by a trusted and experienced Trinity plumbing company, call us today for your free quote!