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How to Deal with a Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing emergency.

A plumbing emergency is never fun for our neighbors, but the Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing are always ready to help. Here are a few thoughts on how homeowners can respond in the event something goes awry.

Stop the flow

First things first: When you spot water leaking from a pipe or toilet in your home, you need to turn it off at its source. Use the main shut-off valve in your home to stop the flow of water immediately. Whatever damage may have already occurred, it can only get worse the longer the leak continues.

You may have a very important question at this point. What main shut-off valve? That’s where Petri Plumbing & Heating, your Brooklyn neighborhood plumber, can help. Our free emergency valve tagging service will ensure that each valve is labeled in your home, making it easier for you to find the right one in an emergency.

Give us a call

Once the water is shut off, call us. We have an 24/7 emergency plumbing service. We’ll assist you in repairing the leak or broken water pipe and check out the rest of the system to make sure there is no further damage.

Even small leaks are a cause of concern. If left untreated, a small leak can increase your household water consumption by 14 percent and cause increasing amounts of damage to your home.

Cleaning up

Once a leak has been stopped, there are steps that can be taken to minimize further damage to your home:

  • Remove any wet or damaged items from the areas affected by the burst pipe.
  • Removing any standing water with a wet-dry vacuum or a sump pump/ejector pump to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Use a dehumidifier and fans to circulate air to speed up the drying process.

It’s our job at Petri Plumbing & Heating to help protect your home. In the event of an emergency, call us immediately to help out. You can also take advantage of our free emergency valve tagging service in Brooklyn or surrounding areas today at (718) 489-2921.

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