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How should I handle a plumbing emergency?

Don’t Get Caught Underwater In A Plumbing Emergency

Emergency Plumbing

Any type of plumbing emergency in Brooklyn can cause destruction to your property and wallet. Many times, problems go unnoticed, resulting in flooding and the damage that comes with it. It is of great importance that you know the best steps to take in order to decrease cost and minimize the repairs that will have to be made to structure that suffered the damage.

One of the most important things to do is familiarize yourself right away with the location on the main water shut off valve. When any type of plumbing emergency in Brooklyn arises the very first action that should be taken is to stop all water flow to the building by turning this valve to the “off” position. This should be done as quickly as possible. If the building houses offices or various businesses be sure the different unit residents are aware of the valves location as well. Appliances and water fixtures typically have a valve located beneath the toilet or sink, and washing machines and other similar appliances usually have their valves located on the wall or floor behind them. If you find the leak limited to one appliance or fixture use the valve specific to that item. In some cases,the main shut off valve will need to be used to stop all water flow to the structure. This will normally be found very near the location of the water meter or meters attached to the structure’s exterior. You may also find that your main valve is located beneath the floor, covered by a panel, or in the building’s basement.

Many different problems can result in the need to use the water shut off valves leading to your building or water sources. Using the appropriate valve to discontinue water flow at the immediately when any problem is noticed can eliminate the potential for flooding, water damage, and damage to property. Be sure to find out the exact location of valves, not just the main valve, and keep a record of these locations for anyone that may need them. You will be doing your property, and your wallet, a great justice.

Call Petri Plumbing today at (718) 748-1254 if you’re having a plumbing emergency in Brooklyn. We have immediate solutions for your situation!

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