What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

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By definition, a plumbing emergency is something that’s not anticipated. This is why anything unexpected that’s plumbing-related should be reason enough to call a plumber in Murrieta, CA, from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. We also want to give you some tips about other steps you should take during a plumbing emergency.

Turn Off the Closest Water Source

Emergency plumbing situations typically involve an uncontrolled release of water from pipes, fixtures, or water-using appliances like water heaters. If this is the type of emergency you have, turn off the nearest water source. If it’s not accessible, shut off your home’s main water valve.

Shut Off Your Water Heater

With a major emergency situation, a lot of things in your plumbing system can be affected, including some things that can be bad for your water heater. This is why we recommend turning off your water heater if other things are going on with your pipes, water pressure, and other key plumbing system components. Additionally, turn the gas off, too, if you have a gas-fueled water heater.

Open Drains/Spigots

We suggest doing this to move water away from your home. This is because water will still be in your pipes and fixtures even when the water is turned off. With drains that need to be opened up because of a clog, try a gentle method like using a plunger – but don’t be too forceful. Also, avoid using chemical products since they often do more harm than good and require more extensive plumbing services.

Take Care of Small Issues ASAP

It’s just as important to take care of small plumbing repairs and issues as soon as you notice them. What this does is reduce your risk of experiencing major plumbing emergencies in the first place.

We’re Ready to Help 24/7

As we mentioned above, you’ll definitely want to call a plumber if you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency. And because A.M. Plumbing & Rooter is a plumbing company that’s always there for customers, we’re available 24/7 for urgent plumbing needs.

Contact our team today for prompt, top-level services.

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