June 20, 2024


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Steps to Take Before You Call a Plumber

If you have a leak in your home or there is flooding the very first thing you should do is shut off the water to the home. There is a main line that connects the water from the street to your home. Find that and shut it off.

The second thing you should do is make sure that electronics which may be near or in water are unplugged. You may even consider shutting the power off to the house. You can do this at the circuit breaker. This will prevent you from getting shocked. As you may know, water is a great conduit for electricity.

Now you are ready to find your plumber. A quick Google search will pull up the plumbers in your area. There should be a list of reviews there too. Look for the plumber that has 4 or 5 stars and at least a few dozen reviews. You want an experienced plumber that other people have found trustworthy. 

The plumber most likely charges similarly to other plumbers in your area. Prices are dependent on location. A plumber in Melbourne, FL for instance, should probably be less than say a plumber in New York City. The larger the city, the more expensive the services.

Your plumber will most likely accept check, credit card and some may even accept Paypal and cryptocurrency. It’s best to double check on the phone before they come out to your home. 

We hope this primer has been helpful in deciding what to do if you have a plumbing emergency. Stay tuned to this website for more great tips like this.