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Plumbing Emergency! Here’s What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

Facing a plumbing emergency can feel alarming. You might not know exactly what to do when you are faced with one. Being prepared in advance for a worst-case plumbing scenario is a great idea. Hopefully, you will never have to face one, but if you do, you can use our tips below for managing the situation.

We’re highlighting the steps you need to complete aside from giving our team a call for an emergency plumber in New Orleans. Keep reading to learn more about steps you should take and things to avoid during a plumbing emergency. 

Do Act Fast

It is important to react quickly, although smartly, during a plumbing emergency. If your plumbing emergency involves a leak that is flooding your house, we encourage you to locate the emergency shut-off valve and turn off the source of water leading into your home. 

This can greatly reduce the amount of damage that your home incurs. We also encourage you to call your insurance company in the case of water damage as well as call our team to set up an emergency plumbing appointment.

Don’t Panic

It can be easy to panic when you are faced with a plumbing emergency. Although it can be difficult, it is crucial to be patient and think before acting. Identifying your water shut-off valve now is a great way to be prepared in the event of a plumbing emergency in the future. That way, you aren’t wasting precious minutes searching for the emergency shut-off valve in a moment of crisis.

Do Clean Up

We encourage you to do as much cleaning up as you can, and sooner rather than later. The longer that water sits around your home, the more damage it will do to your floors, walls, and even cabinets, and other home fixtures. Plus it can lead to mold and mildew growth. 

Use buckets, a mop, towels, and gentle cleaners to do as much as you can. If the flooding is significant enough, you may have to call for an emergency cleanup service to help move some of the water from your home.

Don’t Turn to Harsh Chemicals

Whether it is in the case of cleaning up or facing a tough drain clog, we encourage you to skip harsh chemicals. There are ways to clean up and break down clogs without using harsh chemicals that can damage your home’s plumbing fixtures.

Drain cleaning chemicals in particular are a major concern. Although they do a great job of breaking down tough clogs, they can also break down your plumbing fixtures themselves and even make it more likely that you’ll have clogs again in the future. Instead, give our team a call so that we can break down clogs safely and without any damage.

Do Partner with a Professional

You may be tempted to search online for a DIY solution to any plumbing emergency. But there are many problems that require the help of an expert technician. Our plumbers have the proper certifications and education to ensure that they will get the job done right the first time. Attempting a DIY repair can leave you with more problems than you started out with.

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