Posted on Jan 19, 2021

NMB Plumbing Pros

What To Do In Emergency Plumbing Situations?
Experiencing a plumbing emergency is never a pleasant situation to be in. When you notice that water is flooding your basement, you know there’s a great need for plumbing repair. But what must be done? What are the right steps to take in these emergency situations? In order to limit the extent of the damage, you must first remain calm. Panicking won’t help and it will only add to your problems.

Below is a checklist of things you should do when faced with an emergency plumbing problem:
Shut the main water valve

The first thing that you should do is shut off the water supply to the house. Quickly run outside the house or to where the main shutoff valve is located. You can easily turn off the water supply by turning the valve counterclockwise. This will buy you some time and keep water from flooding different areas of your home.

Turn off the water heater
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