Help! I have a pipe that’s leaking all over my floor! Sound familiar? If not, consider yourself lucky. But whether you’ve experienced a leaking pipe or not, it’s vital to understand what to do during this emergency. Being educated can limit water damage and save you lots of money in the long run.
When a pipe bursts or springs a leak, the first and most important thing you need to do is find and shut off the valve that controls the water supply at the source. If you don’t do this immediately, or if your water shut off valve is stuck you’ll be headed for a world of trouble.
Once you have the water turned off, you can then begin to search for the source of the leak. Is it in coming from a pipe in the ceiling? Behind a wall? In the floor? Sometimes it can be difficult to identify where exactly the problem pipe is located because water travels quickly. For example, if you have a pipe leaking in the upstairs bathroom, the water can travel down along additional pipes and work its way behind a wall or end up on a floor on a lower level of your home.
This is why it’s probably your best option to call in a professional plumber. The Good Guys at Three Way Plumbing will help find the root of the problem fast and provide expert solutions to get the leaky pipe fixed right away.
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