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No one wants to experience a plumbing emergency. Unfortunately, they’re more common than many people realize. In fact, as a homeowner, you’ll likely experience one at one time or another. While it’s not always possible to avoid disaster, knowing how to react will help minimize the damage.

Do you know what to do in a plumbing emergency? Here’s some helpful advice from your Torrance plumbers:


Whether you’re dealing with a broken water line or something disgusting like a sewage backup in your basement or an overflowing toilet, don’t panic! You need a level head to deal with a plumbing emergency appropriately and minimize damage.

  1. Turn Off the Water. When dealing with any type of water leak, turning off the water is always the first step. Whether you have a shutoff valve near the source of the leak or you need to turn off your main water supply, doing so prevents water from continuously leaking and making a larger mess.

    If you aren’t sure about the location of shutoff valves, look near your water meter. Your main shutoff should be located nearby.

  2. Call the Utility Company. As soon as you’ve turned the water off, contact the water or sewer company to explain your problem. If you’re dealing with a leak outside your home or sewage backup caused by a clog in the main line, you may not be responsible for the cost of the repair. In some instances, homeowners aren’t responsible for excessive utility charges caused by a leak.
  3. Call a Dependable Plumber. At Carter Services, we offer a number of plumbing services, and we’ve helped countless homeowners deal with emergency situations. Our highly skilled plumbers offer fast, affordable service, and we’ll do out best to solve your problem as quickly as possible! For plumbing services in Torrance, California and the surrounding areas, contact Carter Services today! Call (310) 872-1898
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