Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing Emergency

The sound of rushing water is pleasant and relaxing if you’re on vacation, but not so much when it’s coming from your basement.

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time. A pipe could burst, flooding your Roanoke home, or the sewer could back up, making a horrible mess of everything. And, what you do in the first few minutes after discovering a problem can make thousands of dollars of difference in repair bills.

Act Quickly

The most important step whenever you discover leaking or flooding in your home from broken or damaged pipes is to turn off the water. The longer the leak continues, the more damage it can cause, so use the main shut-off valve to stop the flow of water into your home. 

Once you’ve done that, call Southern Trust. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service to Roanoke residents and are ready to help. Once we’ve repaired the problem, we’ll check the rest of the plumbing system to make sure there are no surprises.

Cleaning Up

Water damage can lead to costly home repairs. It’s important to start cleaning up immediately after the water to the home is shut off. Use a wet-dry vacuum to remove standing water. Use dehumidifiers and fans to speed up drying process and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. 

Small Problems Mean Big Expenses

It isn’t just plumbing emergencies that end up costing households. Even small leaks can be a problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, small leaks end up wasting nearly 10,000 gallons of water every year in the average household. These common types of leaks — from causes such as dripping faucets and worn toilet flappers — can be easily fixed.

If you have a plumbing emergency or just a small problem, call Southern Trust Home Services at (540) 343-4348 for help. We can glad to assist with HVAC or electrical problems. Contact us today.

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