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How to Prepare for a Plumbing Emergency

Be Prepared

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time. Whether your gas lines, a pipe leak, or a dripping showerhead, you need a prompt response in order to mitigate damage to your property.

Learn How to Shut it Down

There is a water main shut-off valve in every home with a water hookup that will cut the water supply to your home in the event of a leak. If you have a persistent leak or pipe burst, turning off the water will prevent severe damage, which could be costly to repair.

If you just bought the home, ask the seller or real estate agent where the valve is placed. In most homes, it is on an exterior wall near the water meter.

Similarly, your sinks and toilets also have shutoff valves if the problem is local to those fixtures.

Practice Preventative Maintenance

The best defense is a good offense. To prevent plumbing emergencies from happening in the first place or to reduce their frequency, preventative maintenance is crucial.

Watch what you put down the drain. Install a drain catcher to prevent foods or hair from entering your pipes. Also, don’t dump chemicals – even chemical drain cleaners – down the drain, as they can corrode your pipes and put you at risk for a leak.

Have Contacts Handy

When an emergency strikes, you need a professional to respond immediately. Have the contact of your local emergency plumber handy, like on the fridge or speed dial in your phone.

At Brownie's Septic and Plumbing, LLC, our plumbers are here 24/7 to solve your emergency. Save our phone number, (407) 890-0116, to make sure we’re only a few taps away.

Also, if you experience a gas leak or fire, call 911 right away.

Know How to Handle a Leak

When a leak happens, there are things you can do to mitigate damage before your plumber arrives. Have a bucket or tub to catch dripping water and towels to dry anything that has been affected.

24/7 Emergency Plumbing for Orlando

Know that no matter the emergency, Brownie's Septic and Plumbing, LLC has your back. Call us at (407) 890-0116, and we’ll be there in a flash!

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