If you have ever experienced one before, then you will know just how stressful and chaotic a plumbing emergency can be!
Sometimes the only thing that you can do is call a 24 hour plumber to come and solve the problem in as quick a time as possible, but in the meantime, something that a lot of people tend to forget is that they need to try to calm down!
Being dramatic and stressed during a plumbing emergency is only going to make it feel worse.
Here at TJM Plumbing our advice is always to try to keep as cool and calm as possible, but we know that that is easier said than done.
To try to help, here are some great tips for how to remain calm during a plumbing emergency.
- No matter what you think the problem might be, the first thing that you need to do is find a way to turn off the main water valve. Once that valve is off, no further damage will be able to take place in the form of extra water bursting out from anywhere.
- It might not feel like you have the time, but once that water valve is off, you need to give yourself a moment to take a breather. Being panicked and rushing around isn’t going to help the situation if you don’t know what you are doing in the first place.
- If the weather outside permits it, open up as many windows as you can to start allowing some fresh air in. It will help not only with any smells created by the water, but also with the drying of wet surfaces after the problem has been dealt with.
- In the immediate aftermath of the plumbing emergency, you can be proactive by making the effort to move anything of real value out of the reach of the water that is now taking over your home. You won’t be able to save everything, but you can try to save some of the most valuable and important stuff.
So, if you ever find yourself needing the services of a 24 hour plumber in the middle of the night, then please don’t forget our calmness tips and please don’t forget to get in touch with us!
We will strive to get someone out to you in a record-beating time, and you will be back to bed with a solved crisis in no time at all.
For more plumbing information, view our previous blog post on emergency plumbing.