Most people do not plan ahead for emergencies. You already know that if you have a true emergency, you need to call 911. You might have a plan for dealing with natural disasters, especially if you have already lived through one. But most people don’t plan for plumbing emergencies. Nearly every homeowner will cope with a plumbing emergency at least once. Here’s how you can be prepared for any plumbing emergency.
Know Your Shut Offs
Throughout your house, there are manual shutoff valves that you can turn. These control the flow of water to certain areas of your home. You probably have a shut off for the kitchen, one for each bathroom, etc. You will also have a main shut off valve that turns off the water to the entire house. It is important that you know where all of these shut off valves are located and how to get to them. If you have a plumbing emergency such as a leak, shutting off water to the area can save you a lot of money and time from water damage.
There are two emergency numbers that you should have on hand that are not often included in emergency number templates and materials. The first emergency number you might need is the number to your municipal water supplier. If there is a main or sewer break that is affecting your plumbing, they will need to know. The other emergency number you should have is for a 24-hour plumber that provides emergency services. It is much easier to locate a plumber and have the number ready in advance than it is to scramble calling plumbers until you find one that responds.
If you are looking for an experienced, professional plumber with 24-hour emergency services, contact us today for more information about how you can be prepared for a plumbing emergency.