What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

There are many different problems that could affect your plumbing system. None of them are good, but some are quite a bit worse than others. The most damaging—things like pipe ruptures or frozen pipes—are classified as plumbing emergencies. You can’t afford to wait for an appointment a few days after the fact to fix these problems. What do you do when you do happen to run into a plumbing emergency, though? Read on to find out.

Turn Off the Water

The biggest danger with many plumbing emergencies is water damage. Even a moderate amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair. So the first thing you want to do during a plumbing emergency is to turn off the water in your home. If you don’t know where your water shutoff valve is, now would be a great time to find out. This will help limit the damage while you get the problem fixed.

Clear the Area

If you know where the problem is, like your bathroom or kitchen, clear the surrounding area. This will both protect your belongings from damage, and make it easier for the plumber to access the problem. It is a relatively small thing, but it does matter.

Call Us!

We offer comprehensive plumbing emergency services, so that you don’t have to worry about dealing with a problem on your own. No matter what time your plumbing problem occurs, day or night, we can come fix it for you. If you aren’t sure whether or not you have a plumbing emergency on your hands, call us anyway and we’ll help you figure it out. We’ll make sure that your plumbing system is restored to proper operating condition as soon as possible.

Tim Beil Plumbing offers emergency plumbing services throughout Breinigsville, PA.