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How To Deal With a Plumbing Emergency

How To Deal With a Plumbing Emergency


Plumbing emergencies consist of anything from a clogged toilet to a burst pipe. If water or sewage is coming into your home or you only have one bathroom and it does not work, it is a plumbing emergency.

The first thing you should do is locate the source of the leak and stop the water from flowing. Shut off the water main and or find the valve that shuts off the water to the appliance or fixture that is leaking and place buckets under any obvious sources of leaks. Water will cause structural damage and ruin carpets, floors, walls and ceilings, especially if the leak in on the second floor of your home. Once you have the water off and placed buckets to catch any water still in your pipes, you need to call a plumber.

Always keep the phone number of a local plumbing company that makes emergency calls, like our company, with other emergency numbers next to your telephone. If you’re standing in two inches of water, you don’t want to turn on your computer and start searching for a plumber that services your location at 2:00 a.m. If you wait, a minor repair can turn into a major repair.

Never stand in water to use your computer to locate a plumber. If your home is flooding from a burst pipe, shut off the electricity to the affected area unless you would have to stand in water to do so. If there is gas or electricity feeding an appliance that is leaking water, shut off the gas or electricity to the appliance. Leave instructions for shutting off the water, gas and electricity with your emergency phone numbers.

Emergency plumbing technicians will bring the tools and equipment to fix your problem immediately. We will find the problem and get it fixed quickly and permanently so you can get back to your busy life. Remember, you can keep minor plumbing problems, like leaking faucets and slow draining drains from becoming emergencies by calling a plumber as soon as you notice a problem.

Are you ready to deal with a plumbing emergency in the Berkeley area? Call Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating at (510) 876-9725 today!

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