It doesn’t take long for a water leak to cause damage to your home. Whether you’re a home owner or a renter, there are several important things you should know in case of an emergency plumbing situation. You never want an emergency to happen, but they do, so in case of an emergency plumbing situation, here are some of the most important things you should know about your home.
This is why the most important thing you can know about your home is where the water shut off valve is. In the case of a water emergency, it’s important to know where this valve is so it can be shut off quickly. This valve shuts off water to the whole house. Water damage can happen quickly and can cause a lot of damage, expensive damage. So the quicker you turn this valve off, the better off you are.
There are cases where it is quicker to turn water off at the source of the leak. If there is an overflowing toilet for example, there is a knob right at the wall which will stop the flow of water to the toilet. The same is true for a sink. Under bathroom or kitchen sinks are knobs to turn off water flow should that be necessary. These come in handy when dealing with clogs or simple repairs where it isn’t necessary to turn off the water to the whole house.
Another important factor not to overlook is the circuit breaker to the home. There are instances where safety becomes a factor. Water and electricity do not mix. Knowing where the circuit breaker in your home is could help save a life.
Little emergency plumbing tips like these are important safety reminders. Not only that, but they can help to save on expensive water damage costs in the case of an emergency plumbing situation. Don’t hesitate, give Wyman Plumbing a call at 941-755-1595 if you’re in need of plumbing repair! We’ve been here for you in the Bradenton area for 95 years and counting!