Well, the first step is to memorize the location of the water shut off valve. A number of customers are embarrassed to admit that they do not know where the water shut off valve is located. We advise home owners to know the water shut off valve location before a plumbing emergency happens. Therefore, if there is a leak in the house, they can easily shut off the main water valve.
The next step is to identify the problem. Is it a leak? Check the pipes in the basement or other parts of the house. Check for cracks in the pipe or puddles of water under the pipes. If there is a leak, grab a bucket and place under the leak until the plumber arrives, you could also use duct tape. Simply, wrap duct tape around the crack, this is a good temporary fix until the plumber arrives.
Another common emergency is a clogged pipe in the kitchen or the bathroom sink. This is the type of emergency that can get out of hand. Never ignore a clogged pipe. Always have a plunger nearby to help with this problem. Plungers are inexpensive and might save you a few dollars in plumbing cost.
There are a number of other emergencies that might occur. Most home owners like to try a quick fix even with major plumbing emergencies. We advise our customers to contact a plumber for all major emergencies. This is for their safety and to save them money. Remember. These are the steps to take in case of a plumbing emergency. If you’re in need of an emergency plumber in the Anaheim area, give us a call immediately at (714) 630-8766 and let us take care of the emergency.