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Have you ever considered the fact that numerous home repairs can be attributed to unanticipated plumbing emergencies? Believe it or not, water damage is a serious issue and can lead to costly results. Being proactive now may appear unnecessary when everything in your plumbing system currently appears fine; however, knowing what actions to take before an emergency happens, as well as during one, will undoubtedly help lessen any potential devastation – including pricey home repairs. Your experts at Middletown Plumbing & Drain are here to make sure you’re well-prepared if any emergencies arise concerning your plumbing.  


  1. If a plumbing emergency ever arises, it is imperative that each individual of a suitable age in your household is aware of where the main water valve is situated and how to turn it on/off. You don’t want to be desperately searching for the shut-off switch while there’s water spilling out everywhere!  
  1. Taking proactive steps to reduce stress is always a good idea – and one such method is to store emergency contact numbers for your home insurance company and plumber in an easy-to-access place. It might not seem necessary right now, but having this information readily at hand can save you time during stressful episodes when it’s needed most! 
  1. Stock up on old towels, rags, or buckets to ensure that you can quickly and easily sop up any mess. Dedicate a place in a closet or garage for this stockpile, so it’s always within reach when you need it. Plus, having these handy items around will prove invaluable during other unanticipated household situations too! 


  1. Remain calm and do not panic. When that plumbing component in your house goes berserk, it can be tempting to panic. But instead of panicking, take a deep breath and take a step back. It’s important to act with composure if you want to quickly resolve the issue at hand! You’ve got this, so remind yourself that everything will work out just fine. 
  1. Turn off the water supply to the affected area. Now that you have evaluated the issue, what steps can be taken to prevent it from getting worse? If a sink is causing the issue, look for the direct shutoff valve located beneath it. In contrast, if this is toilet-related, then look for the shutoff valve behind it. It’s important to remember that when dealing with major issues like burst pipes or not being able to locate a specific valve in affected areas, shutting down your main water supply may become necessary. Keep in mind that by doing so, you will lose running water all throughout your home as opposed to just the problematic area. 
  1. You should unplug appliances that got wet and also shut off the circuit breaker down if needed. You should switch off and unplug nearby affected appliances as needed. In addition, depending on how severe the situation is, it might be wise to shut down your circuit breaker if there’s a sign of water exposure to electrical outlets. 
  1. You should call a licensed plumber. Call a professional and licensed plumber right away. With the water already shut off and all electrical components unplugged and shut down as needed, the next step is to reach out for professional help! 
  1. You should clean up excess water to minimize further damage. Don’t delay cleaning up before the plumber arrives. Otherwise, any potential water damage will only worsen and leave you with an even larger mess to deal with. Additionally, it’s great that you have those towels, rags, and buckets stored away, as they’ll come in handy for cleanup! Moreover, if your space is clean when the plumber comes over, then they can work more quickly to identify what needs repairing.  

Let us provide you with a sense of security and assurance in knowing that if any plumbing emergencies arise, Middletown Plumbing & Drain is here to help! No matter the size or scope of your problem – from minor repairs to full-blown emergencies, we have got you covered. Rest easy knowing our experienced team members are ready and available when it matters most. Contact us today at (937) 298-9979, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!