Take charge in the initial moments

Take charge in the initial moments

A plumbing emergency occurs unannounced, more often than not. There can be multiple reasons for a pipe bursting or a loose fitting or even a backed up drain. Taking quick action is extremely important in order to limit the damage and wrest back control of the situation. The first few moments after you discover a plumbing emergency are crucial. This is when you can significantly limit water damage to the floor, the walls and in some cases even the furniture.

First things first

Locating the primary water valve is the first thing that you need to do. This valve regulates flow of water from the source (water tank or reservoir) into the house proper. Ideally, you should have checked out the main valve at the time of moving into the house in Aurora, so that in case of a plumbing emergency you do not have to search around for it. Label the main valve and the ‘open’ and ‘closed’ positions of the valve should be clearly marked out. The idea is to make it simple enough for even the children to operate. As soon as a plumbing emergency, like pipe bursting, is detected turn off the main valve to ensure that water stops flowing through the damaged plumbing system in the house.

Seek professional help

After successfully turning off the main valve seek professional help. Plumbing professionals will be able to resolve the issue faster and effectively. They have the requisite training to detect the issue based on the symptoms. A trained professional Aurora plumber will be ensure that in no time the plumbing system at your home is back in order.

In the meantime you should try to mop up and dry any water that might have seeped out from the plumbing system on the floor or walls. You could even use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process. This will prevent chances of mold or mildew forming due to dampness.