How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency
A faucet that is spraying water all over the place, a toilet that is backed up and overflowing, and a leaking or burst pipe are all examples of a plumbing emergency. In order to get the situation under control, there are a few things that can be done.
The first thing to do when facing a plumbing emergency is to shut off the water going to the source. Valves to specific water sources are usually located in the same area of the object. For example, the valve for a sink faucet, is in most cases, located under the sink. In the event that a specific valve cannot be located, the next option is to shut off the main water valve. This valve is usually located in the basement or outside of the house.
The next thing that can be done is to remove all items from the water logged area. If any items are plugged into an electrical outlet and they are near a flooded area, call a plumber immediately . If there is no danger of electricity, start to remove any items that can removed. Be sure to wipe down and air out any items that have become saturated with water.
Once any valves have been shut and all removed items have been moved, it is time to start removing as much water as possible. If there is a lot of water, a utility pump would be helpful to remove water. If there is a manageable amount of water, towels and buckets can be used to begin the process of removing water.
In order to fix the plumbing emergency it is best to call a plumber. A plumber will be able to unclogged a toilet, fix a faucet, or replace a broken pipe. Most local plumbers will be able to handle all types of plumbing emergencies.
Plumbing emergencies can be very overwhelming. By following the above tips, it will be possible to control the situation and get a plumber out to help.
Call Arrow Plumbing today at (501) 588-3200 if you’re having a plumbing emergency in Little Rock. We have immediate solutions for your situation!