What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

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It’s one of the things homeowners dread most: the plumbing emergency. We’ve all known someone whose home has suffered extensive damage from a burst pipe, leaking hose, or sewer backup. Don’t be caught off guard when these things happen. Taking quick action can help prevent some of the mess and expensive repair that go along with plumbing emergencies.

The first and most important step is to shut off the water. If you’ve discovered a leak or your water heater bursts, you’ll have lots of water flowing quickly out of pipes and hoses. Locate the shutoff valve that’s closest to the fixture. If there isn’t a shutoff valve at the site of the leak, or if turning it off doesn’t stop the flow of water, go to your water main. The shutoff valve for your whole home is usually close to your water meter.

Next, call a 24 hour emergency plumber to help. This is not the time to attempt a do-it-yourself plumbing repair. Tell them about what’s happened so they can jump right in once they’ve arrived. Emergency plumbers are trained to quickly assess the damage and get the repairs done as fast as possible. Once the situation is no longer critical, they can evaluate any other repairs that need to take place.

If you need a 24 hour emergency plumber in Lancaster, SC, call Carter Quality Plumbing. We’re experts at making repairs for a plumbing emergency. Plus, our bathroom remodeling service can help repair any damage to floors, walls, or fixtures. Our service area includes Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Indian Land, SC and Charlotte, NC.

Carter Quality Plumbing provides plumbing and septic services for Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us for more information!

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