You want to have someone call a plumber that offers emergency services first and foremost. This is crucial as they will need to gather their technicians and make their way to your home so you want them notified and en route as fast as possible. This is the first step if you have someone else to start protecting items. If not, this call comes after a few key measures are taken to stop the water flow and protect items.
You need to shut off the water at the main valve which is where the main line enters the house. This will help prevent any additional breaks or leaks that could come about as a result of the first leak. This is a precautionary measure for areas of the system still in tact and helps stop water from freely flowing where the break or leak is at.
You want to also pick up all items off of floors that could succumb to water damage and you want to safely shut off power to those areas via the breaker box so that appliances and electrical outlets do not pose a fire risk due to the water. You can work rather quickly when you know where to find these things in advance and then when your emergency plumber arrives they can get right to work and thus get everything repaired and back to a state of good, working order.
Are you experiencing a plumbing emergency in Lakeland? Call Samco Plumbing Inc immediately at (863) 509-1718 and let us take care of the issue!