Plumbing & Heating emergencies can happen quickly. When they occur, you can’t wait for regular service. You need help right away.
Steve’s Plumbing & Heating provides fast and efficient 24/7 emergency service for homeowners in the Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are on call during the day, night, and the weekends to help you when you experience a plumbing or heating emergency.
For quick service, contact us today.
Types of Plumbing Emergencies
Although not every plumbing problem is an emergency, we’ll need to address some plumbing emergencies right away. Some examples of plumbing emergencies may include:
● Extremely Hot Water. If the water is hot enough to cause burns, there may be a problem with the temperature settings on your water heater.
● Water Fails to Turn Off. If you turn the faucet off, but the water keeps coming out, the shut-off valve is no longer working. The water will continue to pour out until we repair the valve.
● Frozen Pipes. If you suddenly lose pressure in your plumbing or you hear water running outside the house, the pipes may have frozen up and burst due to the expansion of the ice. The water will continue running until we replace the busted pipe.
What to Do if You Have a Plumbing Emergency
When the plumbing goes bad in your house, the water can cause structural damage and threaten the safety of your family. Therefore, you should act quickly to contain the water and minimize the damage.
Here are some steps you should take in a plumbing emergency.
1. Shut Off the Water
Turn off the water at the nearest source. If a pipe has burst, you may have to find the main water supply located outside somewhere in your yard. The main valve is located somewhere on the edge of your yard, so that utility companies have access to it. Make sure you turn the valve all the way off.
2. Check the Water Heater
Once you turn off the main valve, you should immediately turn off the water heater to prevent from building inside the main unit. If heat builds up in the water heater, the tank will burst or overheat. If you have a gas heater, turn the gas off before you turn the water heater off.
3. Clean Up Flooded Water
If there standing water in your home, you should first contain it and then soak it up with towels or a mop. If the leak in your pipes is small, you can wrap the opening with some plumbers tape, if possible. You can also wrap rags around the pipe and put a bucket underneath the leak.
4. Call the Plumber
Now that you have minimized the impact of the flooding, it’s time to call the plumber. Regardless of how insignificant you think the leak or water damage may be, it’s still a good idea to contact a plumber. A certified technician can inspect your entire plumbing system to determine if any we need to perform further repairs or replacements.
Professional Plumbing Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota
If you need emergency plumbing service, contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. We specialize in plumbing repair, maintenance, and inspections. Our service extends to homeowners in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
To schedule service, call us at 715-421-1800, or you can message us on our contact page.