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The Best Way to React to a Plumbing Emergency

Emergency Plumbing Services

Nothing is worse than coming home and discovering a major plumbing problem. Common emergencies, such as broken pipes and overflowing toilets, can cause tremendous damage in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, homeowners are stunned when they detect a catastrophic plumbing problem and find themselves at a loss in terms of what to do next. Fortunately, some plumbing companies offer emergency plumbing services and can be called upon day or night when emergencies arise.

As soon as you identify that your home has sustained a major plumbing problem, contact a licensed emergency plumbing service immediately. The plumber might be asleep if it happens in the middle of the night, but they are used to late night calls. After contacting an emergency plumber, try to stop the problem by turning the water off when possible. This is easily accomplished with an overflowing toilet. At the base of the toilet near the floor, there is a knob. Turning the knob will restrict the water to the toilet and avoid further problems.

In the event of a flood, you want to get the items off of the floor as soon as possible to have any chance at saving the item(s). Water can quickly damage just about everything in the flooded area, but if things are removed quickly, there’s a chance that permanent damage can be avoided.

Remember, water damage becomes a breeding ground for mold growth, which can have profound impacts on the health of everyone in the home. For this reason, the water should be cleaned by a trained professional. And if you are unsure whether the water is clean or contaminated, it’s best to wait for the plumbing professional to arrive and assess the situation before coming in contact with the water. Contaminated water can make people and pets very sick. 

If you find yourself in the midst of plumbing emergency, the best thing you can do is contact the experts at Extreme Plumbing Services, Inc. immediately. Our highly skilled plumbers will come to your rescue 24 hours a day, so don’t hesitate to call for any plumbing emergency!

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