What To Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Like with most emergencies, those involving your plumbing or heating systems don’t always occur between the hours of 9 and 5. While you can call Stan the Plumber at any hour for your plumbing emergency in Chittenden County there are some things you can and should do immediately. By taking immediate action as soon as you realize there’s a problem you can reduce damage to your home to a large degree. This is a big reason why it’s so important that adults in your household are familiar with the plumbing and heating systems in the house in the event they need to shut them off.

What To Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Know Your Home

Whether it’s a frozen pipe, a leaking water heater or a pinhole in a pipe that’s caused a cascading waterfall in your foyer, as the homeowner it’s in your best interest to know how to control the flow of water in your home to mitigate the damage if you can. Also, pass that information along to anyone you may have house sitting for you in the event you’re out of town.

When a plumbing emergency occurs, there are some steps you should take to limit the damage as much as possible. Read on for more information about what you can do during a plumbing emergency.


Turn Off the Water

When there is a plumbing emergency involving free flowing water of any kind the most important thing to do is to turn off the water at its source. Every home has a main water shut-off valve and you should know where that is so you can turn it off. This turns off the water to the entire house. Water damage can be a nightmare so the sooner you get the flowing water stopped the less damage there will be. If you are unable to find a way to turn off the water to the whole house then turn off the water to the individual rooms. Kitchens and bathrooms have their own shut off valves under the sink. This will help to prevent a lot of increased damage.

What To Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Call Stan the Plumber

Once you have the water turned off pick up your phone and call Stan at 802–233-5564 letting him know it’s an emergency. Give Stan your name, address and a description of the problem. We will never leave you stranded when you are having a plumbing emergency. We are ready to resolve your emergency so you don’t have to worry about the problem creating more damage and costing even more.

Clear the Area

The next step is to clear the area around where the problem originates. Remove all furniture and other vulnerable objects from the area, to protect them from water damage. Once the water has stopped flowing you should mop up any standing water on the floor and other surfaces. This will protect your home and make it easier for us to reach the problem.

Stan the Plumber and his Plumb Perfect team know how inconvenient plumbing issues can be, especially during the holidays. That’s why we’re happy to provide emergency plumbing services to homeowners around Chittenden County, Vermont. Don’t wait until an emergency to write our number down — 802–233-5564.

If you have a plumbing emergency do not hesitate to call Plumb Perfect. We respond to all plumbing emergencies, no matter how small or extensive!