Failure to act quickly in a plumbing emergency can lead to expensive repairs.
If you own a home, there’s a good chance you will need the services of a plumber at some point. But what do you do in an plumbing emergency? The following tips will help you manage the situation and prevent further damage to your home.
1. Shut off the water
When you first discover a leak or plumbing problem, shut off the water to prevent further damage. A small leak can mean thousands of dollars in structural damage if left untreated. If the leak is at a fixture such as a faucet or toilet, turn off the water running to the fixture. If you are unable to find the shut off, or it doesn’t stop the water, shut off the main water supply to your home, which is usually near your water meter.
Follow this link for more information about how to shut off the main water supply to your home: How to Shut off the Water Main
2. Assess the damage
Try and assess the extent of the damage before you call Jim Dandy Sewer and Plumbing. The information you provide over the phone will give our technicians a good idea of the problem at hand, and make it easier for the plumber to quickly fix the problem.
3. If necessary call the water company
Do not assume that you are responsible for the repair without contacting your water company. If you have a problem with the sewer main, a blocked sewer or the main water line, your water company may be able to provide assistance. For information about the sewage system in Seattle go to this informational page:
We offer 24 hour emergency service. Try to give us as much information as you can about what fixtures are affected and what you have done to fix or stop the problem.
We quote our jobs over the phone. Not all plumbers will provide a quote without seeing the problem but we believe you need peace of mind in a plumbing emergency and do not need to be surprised at the door by more bad news about the costs associated with fixing a plumbing emergency.