Every now and then we experience an unexpected run-in with a broken pipe. But what do you do when you experience a broken pipe? From the less severe broken pipes (like water not coming through the faucet) to more extreme situations that cause the entire basement to become flooded, there are emergency plumbing solutions on hand to help you when you least expect a broken pipe!
The Importance of Calling an Emergency Plumber
Dealing with a minor broken pipe is one thing and might not warrant an emergency plumbing call, but it’s the situations where there’s a severe leak that an emergency plumber becomes a necessity. Not all plumbing services out there are open 24/7, but an emergency plumber can be on your doorstep within the hour of noticing a catastrophic pipe break in your home or business!
Calling an emergency plumber that works at all hours of the day means that you get your plumbing problem solved in less time, before the pipe damage can cause other permanent or more economically catastrophic damage. It’s usually far better to hire an emergency plumber to take are of a severe situation NOW than to wait until a plumbing service opens later in the day (or the next day), only to find out that they don’t have any availability first thing in the morning.
Letting water and sewage leaks go unfixed can cause a lot of unwanted damage in the home, which is why it’s so important to take care of them as quick as possible.
As you’re waiting for the emergency plumbing service to arrive, you can take steps in the meantime to help reduce the impact of a broken pipe in the home. If you’re dealing with an excess of leaking water, do your absolute best to remove any valuables, electronics, and anything else that will be damaged by water from the ground. Remember not to come into contact with water if it may be compromised by an electrical current.
If the broken pipe isn’t causing a lot of leaking, keeping a bucket nearby to catch the small leak can be enough. Shutting off water lines until the emergency plumber arrives will also help to reduce the impact of the broken pipe.
Contact us today at Plumbing Solutions, experts in all things plumbing, HVAC, and more: from installation to maintenance to repair, we help homeowners and business owners ensure that their plumbing infrastructure is installed and maintained correctly. We’ll tackle any plumbing challenge you have and will be there on your doorstep whenever you need help, no matter what hour of the day or night it is.