When you walk into work in the morning, the last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing emergency. If you do find yourself in this situation, it is crucial that you know what to do to prevent the issue from worsening.

Find the Source of the Problem

If you have water gushing across the floor of your business, you need to find the source immediately and shut it off. Did a pipe burst? Is a toilet overflowing? If you can, close the water valves for that part of your building. In some situations, you may need to shut off all the water to your building.

Clean Up

If there is standing water on the floor, you need to clean it up immediately. Water may soak into the floor, which can cause further damage. If there are rugs, furniture, or merchandise near the leak, you should remove these. Once you clean up, you can take stock of the situation. Do you see other signs of damage? The more information you provide us with, the easier it will be to determine what went wrong and what repairs might be necessary.

Call a Professional

Most business owners are not equipped to repair plumbing emergencies on their own. There may also be additional problems that you do not see. A professional plumber can help you repair the damage and prevent other problems that may be connected to the current emergency. Sometimes, you may need to call other professionals as well. If your plumbing emergency stems from a municipal water line problem, you may need to call the water company. We can help you determine whether the problem comes from your plumbing or somewhere else.

At Anderson Commercial Plumbing, we know that plumbing emergencies don’t always happen during business hours. That is why we provide 24-hour emergency service. Call 909-326-2729 or email us today!