Water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators all depend on functional water systems to operate. They are key actors in our daily lives. When they break, it’s easy to feel their absence because we depend on them for so many day-to-day functions. When an appliance begins to leak, it begins to damage your home as well. The longer you are unaware of the damage occurring, the more pricey the bill will be to return your home to its healthy status. If you have found that an appliance of yours is leaking, here are a few ways to slow the damage until a technician can assist you.
Solving Leaking Appliances
If you notice a substantial amount of water leaking or spraying from a pipe, the most important thing to do is to shut off the water. If you know where the specific water valve for the appliance is, find it and shut it off. If you don’t, locate your main water line valve and shut it off. You will temporarily not have water running through your house, but it will help reduce water damage. The main water line valve is usually located in a closet crawlspace, in a basement, near a water heater, or in a plastic meter box in your front yard. The less water leaking, the less damage will be done. A technician will help you locate your main water line if you are unsure of where it is. Roto-Rooter plumbers are on-call and available at any time of the day to respond to plumbing emergencies.
While you wait for a technician to arrive, use a towel to soak up any puddles from the leakage, or place a bucket under the pipe to catch the water. It’s important to inspect any water damage that has occured because mold contamination is a common following of water damage. Roto-Rooter plumbers care that your home is safe and free of mold contamination. Ask your technician to inspect the surrounding areas for water damage, especially if you are dealing with an upstairs leak.
Call a Professional Plumber at Roto Rooter Western Slope
A technician is needed to assess the nature of the leak. If the leak is purely a plumbing issue, it can be solved using plumbing methods after calling one of Roto-Rooter’s technicians. Since your appliance may be tied into your plumbing or ventilation systems, then we will do our best to provide a comprehensive inspection of your appliance any other relevant materials. If the issue is sourced to your appliance itself, then we will work with you to figure out the best course of action.
If you have a leaking appliance, or need one installed, then call us today to see how we can help. With our years of experience and expertise, we are ready for any plumbing concern that you have. Call us today to have your leaking pipes and appliances fixed as soon as possible.