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What To Do If You Have a Plumbing Emergency | Bishop Plumbing

Last updated 7 years ago

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time, often without warning. After you call your local Chicago plumber, take these other steps in the event of a plumbing emergency. Check out the following information for step-by-step advice:

  • Turn off the Water:If you have a plumbing emergency, the first thing you should do is turn off your water. Every home has a main shutoff valve. Locate yours and turn it off. This will stop water flow and cut off your water supply. If you have a broken pipe, turning the water off will prevent further damage to your home.
  • Turn Off The Water Heater: Once your water is off, turn off your water heater. When your water heater is partially empty, there is a greater risk that it will burst.
  • Open Hose Faucets: Turn on the faucets outside your home. This will allow excess water in your water pipes to empty outside your home instead of inside.
  • Flush the Toilets: If a broken pipe is still leaking, flush all of your toilets. Once the toilets are flushed, there will be no more running water in your home.
  • Find the Problem: Once all the water is turned off and water leaks have stopped, try to locate the problem. Do you see a broken pipe? Is there sewage collecting in your backyard? If you know what the problem is, you can help your plumber to solve it quickly.


If you are looking for a trusted Chicago, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg or Arlington Heights plumber, contact Bishop Plumbing. We are a team of highly qualified plumbers with a reputation for quality work and professionalism. 




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