What to do in a Plumbing Emergency

Servicing Salt Lake and Utah Counties

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One of the worst moments a homeowner can experience is a plumbing emergency, and unfortunately no home is immune to failed plumbing. Waking up to the sound of a burst pipe, a flooding basement, and squishy footsteps is something no homeowner should experience. Handling a plumbing emergency on your own can be very stressful if you do not know what to do. Taking the time to learn how to prevent or react to a plumbing emergency can be a preventative measure on its own. No matter if you live in Lehi, Pleasant Grove, or any of the surrounding areas, taking the time to learn what to do in a plumbing emergency could save the foundation of your home.

Handling a plumbing emergency:

Step 1: Turn off your water main

Ensure you and your family knows where the water main is in your home. In the case of an emergency, shutting off the supply of water could save your property and will stop the emergency in its entirety. If your issue is coming from a gas source, such as a water heater, know where your gas main is so you can quickly turn it off before further damage.

Step 2: Find the source

Detecting the source of water can sometimes be easy. If you can find the source, clean the area around it and make sure it is not hazardous to the surrounding area. Being able to identify the source will make the plumbing repairs go by much quicker. If the damage is a small leak, you will be able to stop most of it on your own.

Step 3: Call a reputable plumber

By calling a plumber during an emergency who is an expert in these situations, they will be able to walk you through the previous steps and all necessary actions to take. Listen to your plumber to ensure the safety of you and your home.

Our plumbers are available 24/7 and 365 days a year for all emergency services. Regardless of whether you live in American Fork or have a business in Highland, Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, & Drains is always ready for your call.