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Steps to take during a plumbing emergency

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So, you find yourself amid a plumbing crisis. While you must contact 24-hour plumbing services immediately, you should try to limit the damage while you wait for the plumbing professionals to arrive. Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Move electronics and valuables out of the way

If you have a burst pipe emergency, move any electronics such as computers, televisions, appliances, and smart phones out of the way. If you have time, move furniture, rugs, toys, and other items as well.

Step 2: Turn off the water supply

It’s a good idea to find out where your water supply can be shut off before you have an emergency. If the plumbing emergency is from an isolated source like a toilet or a sink, then you can turn off the water behind the sink or toilet by simply shutting the valve.

Step 3: Take safety precautions

It’s always a good idea to shut down your water heater during a plumbing emergency. Depending on the cause or issue at hand, a plumbing problem could lead to the overheating of your water heating unit. Drain the pipes and divert the water away from your house.

Step 4: Get ready for the pros

The plumbing professionals are on their way. So, clear the area of clutter and furniture. It will help the plumber to get in and fix the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you need a plumbing service in Chicago or want more information, do not hesitate to contact Almighty Rooter Sewer & Plumbing at 773-992-1587 today. We will assess your gas line, repair your plumbing, clean your sewer and even provide a free camera inspection of your sewer valued at $250, just to make sure that everything is in working order. Financing available.

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