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In a plumbing emergency, every minute counts, and it’s important to take the right steps to prevent further damage.

At Culler Plumbing Services, we are proud to be home to the 59-minute service call. When available, our emergency plumber in Belleville will address your plumbing emergency within 59 minutes of your call. However, those moments in between your call and our arrival are essential for preventing damage, and for every minute you wait, the damage will just get more and more expensive to repair. That’s why we went over the immediate steps to take in a plumbing emergency in our last blog. Here are a few more steps you should take to prevent damage:

#3. Open your outside spigots.

Once the main water valve to your home is shut off, you should also make sure that your outside spigots are open. This will allow any of the residual water that is left to be directed outside of your home instead of inside.

#4. Address any leaks.

While you may not be able to get the plumbing leaks permanently fixed until our emergency plumber arrives, you can stop them temporarily with plumbers tape or even a towel or a washcloth. If you can’t stop the leak, you can at least put a bucket under it to prevent it from causing further damage.

#5. Call your utility company.

After you have done everything in your power to prevent further damage from occurring, call your utility company. Just because a plumbing emergency happened in your home, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be responsible for paying for it. If, for example, the emergency is a sewer backup that was caused by an issue with the main water line, the utility company may pay for the repairs.

When you need an emergency plumber in Belleville, contact Culler Plumbing Services!