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Turn off Your Water

If you have a plumbing emergency like a burst pipe or a major leak, the first thing that you should do is turn off the water supply so that you don’t end up with unnecessary water damage. The faster you can get your water turned off, the more damage you can avoid. To make sure that you are prepared for an emergency, familiarize yourself with your home’s main water shutoff. Be sure that you know where it is and how to operate it. If you require any tools to do so, make sure that you keep them close by the shutoff so that you can easily grab them in a hurry.


Call an Emergency Plumber

Once the water is off, call an emergency plumber. Let them know the basics of your situation and ask them to come as quickly as possible. A good emergency plumbing service will prioritize your emergency and get someone out to do your repairs. Waterline offers reliable, fast emergency plumbing services. 

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Set Up Buckets

If you have water leaking onto the floor, set up buckets to catch the water while you wait for your plumber to arrive. This will contain the mess somewhat and save you from further water damage. 


Keep Pets and Kids Away

If you’ve got a bunch of water from your pipes or toilet pooling on the floor after a plumbing emergency, the last thing you need is your toddler or pup stepping in the puddle and tracking it all over the house. Kids and pets can easily make the mess bigger and it could be a safety risk to them as well. Make sure your little ones and fur babies stay clear of the area until it has been repaired.


Clean Up What You Can

If there is any water or mess that you can sop up with a mop, sponge, or towel, do that now. The more you can get cleaned up on your own, the less chance of severe water damage and the better you will feel.


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