What To Do In A Plumbing Crisis

What To Do In A Plumbing Crisis

Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies can happen at any time.

Knowing how to navigate those first crucial moments can make a giant difference in damage and, more importantly, stress. A plumbing crisis is never pleasant, but you can make the best of a bad situation by knowing what steps to take once you notice a problem.

Waterford Development has prepared a plumbing emergency guide to help you prepare for unexpected issues. Please take note of the steps below!

How To Handle A Plumbing Emergency

Burst pipe? After taking a big, deep breath, follow these six critical steps.

  • Step 1 — Turn on all outlets to reduce the pressure while trying to find an isolator.
  • Step 2 — Locate and turn off your main incoming supply valve (if you know the location). If not, shut off the one in the street.
  • Step 3 — If you can’t locate your outside stop cock, call your service provider for its location.
  • Step 4 — If you have a cold water storage tank in the loft space, shut it off. It may be supplying the affected pipe.
  • Step 5 — If the valves don’t shut, plug over the outlets from the tank with a credit card of some sort. The outgoing flow will hold this in place.
  • Step 6 — Know that leaks in the shower and bath areas are usually related to the silicone seal around the edge. Stop the use and see if the leak subsides.

Call An Expert

A burst pipe or plumbing emergency is no one’s idea of a good time. However, acting fast and limiting the damage can make life easier for yourself in the future.

Once you’ve followed the steps above, call your local plumbing experts ASAP. Waterford Development is always on-call to help with emergency out-of-hours situations. Contact us via the details below.

Call us on 01923 244466 or shoot an email to work@waterford-development.co.uk.

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