Nobody ever wants to have to call an emergency plumber of course, but an unfortunate fact of life is that appliances and pipes can develop problems. If these problems aren’t taken care of as quickly as possible, substantial water damage may occur. If this happens to you, first of all keep calm. Turn off your home’s water supply; if you don’t know how, call us and we can walk you through it. It’s critical you and everyone else in your home know how to do this. Here are some other tips from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas on what you should do should any one of these common plumbing emergencies happen in your home.

Broken or Leaking Pipes

As stated above, you need to first turn off your water before even making the call to an emergency plumber. Knowing where your main shut-off is located can help keep a great deal of water damage from taking place in your home.

Leaking Water Heater

If hot water is leaking, turn off the unit’s cold water supply. This should be located right above the water heater. If you can’t find the shut-off, then simply cut the water supply to your home. You should also connect a garden hose to the drain valve so that water will drain out to your yard.

Toilet Clog

If it looks like your toilet is about to overflow, turn the water on in your bathtub as well as the nearest sink. This will help slow the buildup of water in the bowl.

These are some of the many potential reasons you might need to call an emergency plumber, but no matter what type of issue you may be experiencing the experts with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas will be here 24/7 to help. Call us at (972) 895-7775 or contact us online. What’s the worst plumbing emergency you’ve ever faced? Share your story with us by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.