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I Just Found a Leak. What Should I Do?

It’s one of the worst things a homeowner can find — a major leak. While minor leaks are seen as no more than a nuisance, a major leak can cause significant water damage and affect your home for years.

Stopping a Leak in Your Home

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you find a leak or water damage in your home, but there are a few steps you should take right away.

Turn off the Water

Leaks aren’t just small drips coming from your faucet. Many leaks can cause additional plumbing issues and water damage, so the first thing you should do is turn off the water to your house. If the water is running in your home, it could make it more difficult to stop the leak.

Clean Up any Excess Water

Stopping a leak isn’t enough, you also have to address the water that’s now sitting on your floor. And even if you didn’t experience a major flood, like that caused by a burst pipe, it’s important to know that even small puddles can lead to mold and mildew growth (especially if the leak happened on carpet).

Reach Out to a Trusted Plumber

Tackling leaks and water damage is no easy feat — just one mistake can leave you with an even bigger problem on your hands. When faced with a leak, big or small, call on the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing!

Our skilled plumbers show up on time, work around your schedule, and keep our area clean. We’re always available for leak emergencies and always go the extra mile by guaranteeing our parts and workmanship.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (415) 906-2456 or fill out our form!