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How Should I Handle a Plumbing Emergency?

How Should I Handle a Plumbing Emergency?

Coming home or waking up to discover that there has been a plumbing mishap in your home can be a complete nightmare. No matter what type of plumbing emergency you may have, it is important to immediately enlist the help of a professional to help you get your home's plumbing back to working condition as quickly as possible.

What Causes Plumbing Emergencies?

A wide array of issues can be classified as a plumbing emergency. It is good to be familiar with what causes plumbing emergencies to help with how to handle the emergency. A plumbing emergency is any type of plumbing mishap that results in free-flowing water or sewage into your home. These types of issues can be the result of:

- Fire sprinklers that malfunction and falsely discharge when there is no fire

- A simple toilet overflow

- Washer burst

- Pipe burst during cold weather

- Sewage back flow valve not properly functioning and allowing sewage to back up into your home

What Do You Do When You Have A Plumbing Emergency?

As soon as you discover that there is a plumbing emergency inside your home, you should turn the water line off to your home. By turning the water line off, it helps stop the spreading of water damage by cutting off the source of free flowing water. Water damage is a silent issue that can cause major problems throughout your home. Water damage can start on the second story of your home for instance, and if it is not taken care of, it can seep through the floors and into the walls on the first story. This type of scenario causes a homeowner to have to replace floors and walls on two stories of their home. Once you have turned the water line off, you should immediately enlist the help of a professional. A professional is able to quickly respond to your home and resolve the problem. Professionals have access to items that civilian homeowners do not such as the latest drying technology and the latest water extraction methods.

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