burst pipe

If not dealt with quickly, an emergency plumbing issue can lead to significant water damage, potential health hazards, and problems with your home’s electrical system. Don’t wait until it’s too late, and call the pros at LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter as soon as you encounter burst pipes, running toilets, and other emergencies. We are always ready to assist you in every aspect of your plumbing needs.

Act quickly and follow these steps during a plumbing emergency to prevent further damage to your home:

1. Shut Off the Water Supply

After calling our plumber in Burbank, CA, for assistance, turn off the water supply to prevent water from causing further trouble. If the leak is from the toilet or sink, find the round-shaped shutoff valves nearby and turn them clockwise to close them. Meanwhile, if you can’t locate the leak, turn off the main water supply for your home in the basement or utility room.

2. Turn Off the Water Heater

Whether you have a major emergency or are uncertain of how serious the problem is, it’s best to err on the side of caution and turn off the water heater. Your water heater can overheat or burst if the water supply is turned off and the unit is still operating.

3. Assess the Electrical Outlets and Appliances

Look for pooling water in your home and check if it’s close to your electrical outlets and appliances, as it can pose safety concerns. However, if there is major flooding, switch off the main circuit breaker immediately and avoid wading into the water. Our plumbing company also suggests evacuating your home until the problem is addressed.

4. Soak Up the Standing Water

If it’s safe to be near the water, soak up the standing water using mops, sponges, towels, or buckets to mitigate the damage and make it easier for your technician to carry out plumbing repairs. You may also run fans to dry out the affected area to minimize the risks of mold growth.

LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter is always on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for emergency plumbing services. Rest assured we will arrive at your home on time and address the root cause of the plumbing disaster, ensuring it won’t recur. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

LeadingEdge Plumbing logo

Join our newsletter and receive $50 off your first plumbing repair!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.