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It’s easy to lose your head in a plumbing emergency, but the immediate steps you take can greatly reduce the damage.

Plumbing emergencies can be scary and incredibly hectic. At Culler Plumbing Services, we are proud to say that our emergency plumber in Belleville will be there as soon as possible to address the problem, but there are some immediate steps that you’ll need to take in the meantime to reduce the damage to your home. Here are a few of those steps:

#1. Turn off the water.

Water can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time, so it’s important to reduce the amount of water as soon as you can by turning off the main water valve in your home. If you don’t already know where the shutoff valve is located, it is incredibly important that you locate it so that you can be prepared to act quickly in the event of a plumbing emergency.

#2. Turn off your water heater.

Do you have a gas water heater in your home? If so, you need to make sure that you turn it off any time you shut off the water in your home. This is important because hot water and pressure will start to build up inside the water heater, which could cause it to burst or create other problems.

Although these two steps are essential in a plumbing emergency, there are many more steps that need to be taken in order to prevent further damage to your home. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more steps you should take in a plumbing emergency.