Plumbing breakdowns are considered as an inconvenience but what happens when you have a real plumbing emergency on your hands?

Naturally for most Calgary residents, calling an emergency plumber Calgary is the first course of action but there are a number of things that can be done to mitigate the damage as you wait for a competent emergency plumber Calgary to come to your aid

Shut off the mains

This is one of the most important steps that should be taken to mitigate the damage brought about by water. As a rule, you should always be well aware of your plumbing system network and the various isolation point for the mains supply. This can come in handy in the event of plumbing failure

Switch off the electricity mains

Water when combined with electricity brings about a dangerous risk and chances of getting electrocuted in such a scenario are very high. To avoid this, it is advisable that you switch off your mains supply. However, this does not necessarily mean that you switch off the mains in the event of any leakage. It would be a good idea to first analyze the situation so as to determine if it can cause a potential hazard

Turn the hot water system off

If the leakage or plumbing failure occurs on your hot water system, it would be in your best interest to completely turn the system off so as to eliminate the risk of electrocution

Start cleaning up

After shutting off the water mains, it would be a good idea to start cleaning up water as you wait for a competent emergency plumber Calgary. Cleaning up is considered as a mitigation measure as it greatly reduces the flow of water and also the damage that would have been brought about by the water

At Hansen Plumbing, we offer emergency plumbing services for the Calgary area. We have over 20 years’ experience in this industry and as such, you are assured of getting the best possible service from our team of qualified and experienced technicians.