Handy has handled many cases of plumbing emergencies within its period of doing business. Plumbing issues can be confusing and devastating for someone who has no idea of how to deal with them. Here are tips that Handy believes will be of great importance to you when faced with the nightmare of a plumbing emergency.
Shut off the water valves
The first thing to do when you have a water leakage is to shut off the supply. If you cannot locate the exact valve connected to the broken pipe, simply turn the main water shutoff valve. It is advisable to get familiar with your plumbing system before an emergency pops up. Label valves and pipes for easy identification.
Contain the issue
Once the flooding is under control, the next important thing to contain the damage or disaster area. Prevent the flooding water from spreading to other parts of the house. You can direct it to the drain, scoop it out or pile blankets or towels to absorb it.
Vacate everything portable in the disaster area
Water can cause immense damage on materials that absorb water. Therefore, it is important to take out all the portable items as soon as possible. Take safety precautions when handling electronic devices that got wet. Thoroughly wipe furniture dry and leave them outside to air out. If your carpet or linoleum got excessively wet, you might have to discard it, since it might cause mold growth.
Call Handy for a professional plumber
Once the disaster is under control, it’s time to call a professional plumber to fix the source of the problem. Handy’s plumbers are experts in dealing with all types of plumbing emergencies. They have the right knowledge and the right tools to get job done right the first time.
As you want for a Handy plumber
Don’t just sit back and relax as you wait for a plumber; you need to do something to prevent further damage. Get the floor and other items in the room as dry as possible. You can dry off the water using towels or better yet, use a utility pump to suck up the water. Run ventilation systems such as fans to full-blast to enhance evaporation.
Having these steps on your finger tips will ensure that no plumbing emergency finds you off guard. And in case you panic, call Handy’s 24/7 customer support to work you through the steps while you wait for the plumber.