Rarely do we think about what we would do in the event of a plumbing emergency until it happens. Plumbing emergencies are a common event, and can be a very inconvenient, messy, expensive. They can quickly lead to floods that waste water and damage your belongings, furnishings, and even the foundation of your home. During a plumbing emergency, it is important to call a professional Connecticut licensed plumber in to assess and fix the situation to avoid injury, excess water damage, stress, and more costly repairs.
Here are a few steps homeowners in Connecticut should consider taking during a plumbing emergency.
- Do not panic: Staying calm and accessing the situation could be the difference in minimizing or increasing financial damage. Dealing with this emergency requires you to be of sound mind so you can properly deal with the situation and then explain to a plumber the problems you are experiencing.
- Turn the water off: One of the first things that should be done in a plumbing emergency is to turn off the main water supply. Most toilets, sinks, and appliances are equipped with a nearby shutoff valve that cuts water flow to the fixture in the event of an emergency.
- Turn off your water heater: It is important to turn off your water heater during a plumbing emergency because the coils can potentially overheat and can cause the water heater to burn out leading to costly repairs and possible injury.
- Contact a 24 hour emergency service plumber: Schede Plumbing and Heating provides 24 hour emergency plumbing, drain, sewer, and heating solutions throughout the Stamford, CT area and beyond. You can reach us 24 hours a day by calling 203-969-2299 to speak with an experienced licensed plumber.
Emergencies happen without warning and need to be addressed efficiently and promptly. If you have a plumbing emergency, remember to stay calm and contact Schede Plumbing and Heating immediately. We will send over a professional licensed plumber to assess and fix the situation.