Everyone has dealt with a leaking tap, a blocked drain, or a running toilet. However, sometimes a plumbing emergency can arise. Sometimes, however, a true plumbing emergency can occur.
STOP ALL WATER USE
If you notice a broken pipe, fixture or appliance, it is important to immediately shut off the water supply. Water leaking into your home can cause more damage than if it is checked promptly. For example, toilets will have their own shutoff valves. If you are concerned about the entire house, it may be prudent for the main valve to shut off the water supply.
SAVE ON APPLIANCES
Your water heater is the largest appliance that uses water in your home. It is dangerous to leave it on as it can cause severe damage. It is also important to turn off gas heaters before turning off the power. If water is leaking from a nearby appliance, you should shut down the main valve.
CLEAN THE ARENA
It is a good idea to get rid of as much water as you can. Use towels and mops to absorb the water. Next, use buckets and buckets to collect any excess water. Water can be removed with a dry/wet vacuum.