When the worst happens and you are dealing with some type of plumbing emergency, it can be an anxious and stressful time. Not only are you worried about the actual emergency itself, but you are probably wondering how much you are going to have to pay for repairs and to replace any damaged items. As emergency plumbers serving Zumbro Falls and the surrounding areas, we have definitely seen our share of plumbing emergencies! Here are a few tips on what to do after you call emergency plumbers to help mitigate some of the damage.
First things first: shut off the water. Your faucet and toilet should have a pipe with water that runs into the fixture. You can turn the water off there. If that does not work, shut off the main water supply into your home. You can usually find this near the water meter.
Keep children and pets as far away from the plumbing problem as possible. Make sure everyone knows what happened and to stay away from the mess until after the emergency plumbers are done with their work.
Take a look at the damage to see if there is anything you can immediately salvage. Make sure there is no risk of an electric shock, and make sure you are not dealing with any sewage issues. If either of these issues is present, make sure you stay away from the water until professional help arrives.
Contact your water company if your water comes from a city or municipal supply. The repair work might be covered by them, and they might even send emergency plumbers to your home to do the repair work.
Finally, when you call us to get emergency plumbers sent to your home, give us as much information about the problem as possible. We need to know when the problem started, if you tried any repair work on your own and how extensive you think the damage is. The more we know going into the problem, the faster our emergency plumbers should be able to help resolve it.
Do you need emergency plumbers in Zumbro Falls or any of the surrounding areas? Call Gander Plumbing at 507-282-7540, or you can contact us to set up a Free Estimate and to Schedule Your Appointment. We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help is always just a phone call away!