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What to Do When You Have a Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing emergencies happen to everyone from time to time. If you find yourself in this situation, the first thing to do is not freak out as you need to act fast. Then, you need to follow the right steps in order to get it resolved as quickly as possible.

Here are the two most important things you should do if you find yourself dealing with a plumbing emergency.

Minimize the Damage

In some plumbing emergencies there are some things you can do right away to keep the problem from getting worse. If water has overflowed, do what you can to mop up as much as possible. If you have a wet / dry vacuum, use it to collect as much water as you can. If it's safe to do so, place fans near the area to dry it up and open the windows.

Now, if you have a bigger emergency and a pipe or faucet has busted and water's going everywhere, turn off the water. There is a water shut off valve inside or outside of your house. It's important to know where this is before an emergency arises.

Call a Professional

As tempting as it is to try to save money and fix the problem yourself, you really need to leave it up to the professionals. They will have dealt with many plumbing emergencies and will work with you to remedy the situation quickly. If you aren't sure who to call, please speak with our team at Mr. Rooter of Texarkana.

Our Texarkana plumbers can help you with all of your plumbing emergencies no matter how big or small they are. If you do have a plumbing emergency, don't put off getting it fixed. It can end up becoming an even larger disaster and costing you a lot more money later on. Just remember that the sooner you get it fixed, the better the outcome it will be.

Contact our team to schedule a service.