by The Nashville Plumber on May 16, 2014

How to handle a plumbing emergency


Plumbing emergencies can arise in a home or business at any moment. Plumbing emergencies can cause a lot of expensive damage for the home and business owners as well. In order to mitigate the extent of any type of damage, it is important that you know that steps to take when you notice that there is a plumbing emergency taking place.

The very first thing you should do during a plumbing emergency is try to identify what is causing the problem. For example, if there is water coming from the ceiling, then there could be a busted pipe or something similar that could be causing the problem. If you are able to find the problem before the professionals arrive, then you will be able to save them time and help to lessen the amount of damage by allowing them to get straight to work on fixing the issue.

The very next thing you should do is shut off the water supply to the affected area immediately. This will help to lessen the amount of potential damage caused to the immediate area. There should be some type of local shut off valve that will shut off the water to that particular area. For example, if the issue is a clogged toilet, then there is usually a valve that needs to be shut off located behind the toilet.

Lastly, and probably the most obvious step that you should take, is to contact a plumbing professional. Time is of the utmost importance, so you may not have the luxury to look around for the best possible company. When you are on the phone with a plumbing professional, you need to describe the best you can what is going on. As mentioned earlier, the more information that they have, the quicker they can gets tarted on fixing the problem.

Call Green Hills today at (615) 866-1917 if you’re having a plumbing emergency in Nashville. We have immediate solutions for your situation!

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