What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

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If you have a plumbing emergency on your hands, you’ll want to contact a plumber in Mountain Brook, AL from Plumbing Professionals right away. This being said, there are some other things you can immediately do when an unexpected plumbing-related situation occurs.

Shut Off the Nearest Water Source

Emergency plumbing situations often involve water gushing or leaking. If this is what you have going on, turn off the nearest source of water. For instance, if your kitchen faucet is leaking all over the place, there are usually hot and cold valves under the sink that will shut off the hot and cold water supply to the faucet.

Turn Off the Main Water Valve

If you have a burst water heater or other urgent situation that makes it difficult to get to the nearest shut off valve, turn off the main water valve for your property. This shut-off point is usually somewhere around the perimeter of the building, often on the side facing the street. Also, let your faucets and spigots run to get excess water out of the system.

Clean Up What You Can, but Don’t Resort to DIY Efforts

It’s tempting to attempt some quick plumbing repairs yourself when an emergency situation occurs. However, doing things like overusing a plunger, using corrosive products to clear a stopped up sink or toilet, or trying to fix a broken pipe without the right tools can unintentionally make the problem worse. What you can do, however, is clean up what you can if there’s water all over the floor or sink – and wait for our plumbing pros to arrive quickly.

We’re Ready When You Need Us

Plumbing Professionals is the plumbing company to call on if you’re dealing with an emergency situation involving your pipes, fixtures, or anything else plumbing-related. We’ll arrive quickly to diagnose the problem, mitigate and further damage, and recommend a sensible solution.

Contact our experienced plumbers today to learn more about our full range of plumbing services.

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Birmingham, AL 35236
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Mountain Brook, AL 35223, US
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