DIY – Plumbing Emergencies!

Ever had a plumbing emergency and have no idea what to do to fix it? Here are a few quick “do it yourself” tips to help you solve those unwanted plumbing issues.

In a plumbing emergency, it is important to initially stop the flow of water as quickly as possible. To do this, you should know the location of the shutoff valve for every fixture and appliance, as well as the main shutoff valve for the house, and how they operate.

  • • If the emergency involves a specific fixture or appliance, first look for its shutoff valve and turn it clockwise to shut off the water to that fixture or appliance only.
  • • The valve is usually located underneath a fixture such as a sink or a toilet, or behind an appliance, such as a clothes washer, at the point where the water supply pipe (or pipes) connects to it.
  • • If the problem is not with a particular fixture or appliance, or if there’s no shutoff valve for the fixture or appliance, use the main shutoff valve to turn off the water supply to the entire house.

-You’ll find the main shutoff valve on the inside or outside of your house where the main water supply pipe enters.

  • • In cold climates, look just inside the foundation wall in the basement or crawl space.
  • • Turn the valve clockwise to shut it off.

If these remedies don’t help, visit the scheduling section of our website to schedule a service call, or you may call us at (405)-364-1001 and we will be glad to help with all your plumbing needs! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for future plumbing tips!


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