how to stop a leak

Figuring out how to stop a leak can be trick, especially when it’s a leak hard to locate.

You know the normal sounds your home makes. The air conditioner kicking on as the dog days of summer begin. The heating system starting up on a cold, winter evening. The creak of a loose floorboard as someone rises early in the morning.

What you don’t normally hear — and you do not want to hear — are the sounds of spraying water from a broken pipe or hose, or a malfunctioning hot water tank or water filter system. Even worse is when this happens when you aren’t home and upon arrival, you wade through inches of water on the floor or duck from the dripping water from an upstairs leak.

What To Do In Case Of A Leak

When water damage occurs (and statistics say water damage claims are among the highest with insurance companies) you need to act quickly. The #1 concern is to think “safety first.” Before entering into any areas of the home that are damaged from floodwaters, be sure that the power is turned off. Nothing is worth getting an electrical shock!

How To Stop A Leak

Next, find the water turn-off valve to stop the leak. Many homeowners aren’t sure where the water turn-off valve is located. Now is the time to figure that out, and even put a tag on it so it is easy to find, especially in the dark or in the beam of a flashlight. Don’t delay… find that valve and mark it!

It’s always best to be prepared. Contact your water damage restoration contractor and get the info you need to be safe… just in case.

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