We handle plumbing emergencies all the time, the best advice we can give is “don’t panic”. Like any emergency, having a plan can help to reduce potential damage to your home. Here’s a few simple steps to guide you through a plumbing emergency:
1. If you have a pipe burst and water is spraying everywhere – Turn off the water valve.
Most people’s first instinct is to cover the water spray and get a bucket. We recommend the first step should always be to turn off the water supply. Just like you know where the power box is, if you need to flip the switch after a power surge, make sure you know the location of the water shut off valve. You should find it at the front border of your property near the water meter, but take a look around your home to be sure you know where it’s located as it can take a short time for water to do a lot of damage, the quicker you can stop the flow of water to your home, the more it can save you in the long run. If you can, turn on an outside tap, you will find any water left in your lines will drain outside, instead of in.
2. Call us here at Fluid Plumbing – 0414 272 220
Our team of experts are available 24/7 and respond quickly.
3. Clean up the area – before it causes serious damage
We’re just a phone call away, but while you wait for us to arrive, you need to limit the water damage. Clean up what you can, put a bucket under the leak and mop up any excess water. This will stop the water seeping through the floor or walls and causing more damage or eventually mould.
The most common plumbing emergencies are burst water pipes and sewer line blockages, but there are also serious issues like gas leaks and water damage to electrical. These should be considered extremely dangerous but remember to keep calm they too can be treated in the same way as any water leak. Shut off the main water, gas and electricity supply and be cautious in the area until the professionals arrive.
Whether it’s a small plumbing problem or a major plumbing emergency you can turn to Fluid Plumbing Services for support. We offer the resources, experience, and knowledge to get things back to normal in no time. Contact our team today on 0243 464 054.