Do you know what to do when you have a plumbing emergency? Water damage can be a huge issue, especially if the cause is burst pipes. Burst pipes can lead to flooding and water damage. To avoid disaster, you should quickly identify problems and take specific steps to stop the flooding, addressing any water damage. In this post, Drain Genie Plumbing Services explains.

What To Do When You Have a Plumbing Emergency

Common Plumbing Emergencies

If you have a plumbing emergency, it’s essential to know how to identify it to take the necessary steps to address the problem. Some of the most common plumbing emergencies include:

-Burst pipes

-A leaky faucet or pipe

-Clogged drains or sinks

-Sewer backup

Address Flooding Quickly and Effectively

Each of these plumbing emergencies can result in extensive flooding and water damage. Therefore, you must address them promptly and effectively to avoid ruining personal items and being covering costly repairs. 

When your pipes burst and your home floods, identify where the burst pipes are and shut off the water supply. If you can’t find the shut-off valve, contact a plumber. If there is flooding, move furniture and other personal items away from the water as quickly as possible. Place the items on high shelves or another room. Then, focus on extracting the water and drying any wet areas. 

Call a Professional Plumber

When you have flooding and water damage, using a professional plumber is essential. While you can try to do it yourself, a professional plumber will have the experience and knowledge to address the issue quickly and effectively. He or she will also have the tools and equipment to deal with the water damage properly. Using a professional helps avoid mold, extensive water damage, and ongoing repairs. 

Use Drain Genie’s Services

Drain Genie provides water damage restoration services to Orlando, Lake Mary, and Winter Park homeowners and beyond. We also offer 24/7 emergency services, so you’re never without help. Request services online or call (407) 490-1230 for more information.