Coming home to a water leak may make your already busy day a little longer, but it doesn’t have to be too stressful if you act quickly. All homeowners in Siesta Key, Florida, should know what to do and who to call when they detect a water leak in their home. The following suggestions are bound to come in handy in the future no matter the size of the leak.
Find and Turn Off the Water Source
Whether the leak is a continuously running toilet or a completely flooded kitchen, you need to find the water source and turn it off. Shut-off valves are often found where the pipe meets the wall. When you locate it, turn the knob clockwise until it won’t turn anymore. If water is still flowing, shut off the main water supply to the house. Call a professional plumber right away.
Make the Right Phone Calls for a Water Leak
Turning off the water is one thing, but detecting the leak and repairing the damage is another. A professional plumber is equipped with tools to help detect the source of your leak, so contact one as soon as you can to get the plumbing repairs started.
Also, be sure to call your insurance agent to file a claim for any damage done to your home. They will guide you in the right direction to getting your home put back together without paying for everything out of pocket.
Prepare For Water Leak Repairs
One of our plumbers will be able to help you repair the leak, but you’ll need to contact a restoration company and potentially a general contractor to fix extensive water damage to your house. It will take time to dry everything and repair the damage, so be prepared not to use that part of the house or possibly leaving for a short amount of time until it has been repaired.
If you need urgent help with finding the source to water leaks and need a repair, one of our plumbers is ready to assist you. Call Aqua Plumbing & Air at 941-306-3715.