When you have a plumbing emergency, there is nothing worse than the panic of wondering what to do next. Fortunately, if you have an emergency plumber on the way, there are a few easy action steps you can take to ensure that the plumber can do their job and you get the best results from their service call.
- Turn Off the Water Supply- One of the first things you’ll want to do in any plumbing emergency is turn off the water supply. This ensures that your home or business isn’t flooded and that any unaffected appliances and plumbing fixtures don’t sustain damage in the process. Some water supply valves are easy to find, such as the small ones located behind your toilet. Other valves may be more difficult to find, so make sure to look under sinks and in the water closet for the closest water main cut-off valves.
- Clear the Work Area- It’s likely that the emergency plumber coming to your home or business will need to be able to access both the appliance and plumbing in question, as well as other areas of your home. Ensuring that they have a cleared walkway and that the problem area is free of debris and other items will help them gain easier access and be able to correct the plumbing problem.
- Document Related Issues- While you’re waiting for your emergency plumber to arrive, it can be helpful to jot down your thoughts and questions related to your plumbing concern. This could be a timeline of the problem, any warning signals you may have noticed before the major event, or questions you have about how the repair will be done. Any information you can write down will help the emergency plumber answer your questions and make informed decisions about your plumbing needs.
When you call on us at Wake Forest Plumbing Company, we will be happy to address any emergency plumbing issues you may have. Call today, and we’ll send our dependable service technicians to assist you!