At A#1 Emergency Plumbing Service List, we know that emergencies can strike at any time. That’s why we have an emergency plumber on call and available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our service area spans all of Orange County, Capistrano Beach included. When you have a broken pipe, overflowing toilet, backed up main line, or flooded bathroom, we are here to offer you a quick and efficient solution, mitigating the damage and saving you time and money.
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The better maintained your pipes are, the less likely you are to have a plumbing emergency, but unfortunately even the most prepared people can have corroded pipes, gas line leaks, flooding, and sewage leakages in their home. That’s why in Orange County, residents are lucky to have access to us and other plumbing services in their specific area, for example whether you’re in Laguna Beach (see moffettplumbing.com/areas-we-serve/plumber-laguna-beach-ca/) or Capistrano Beach you will have access to professionals to help your situation.
The following steps can help lessen the damage to your home before A#1 Emergency Service arrives on the scene:
- Turn off your water. If you have a burst pipe, immediately turn off the main shutoff valve, which should be located at the front of the house. You will find one of two types of valves: a ball valve, in which case the lever needs to be turned one quarter of a circle to stop the water supply, or a gate valve (these are often found in older homes), in which case you will need to move the handle clockwise. Following these steps will ensure that you don’t make the problem worse before a professional is able to take a look at the problem. In some cases, some systems may have a 2-way electric ball valve that can control the hot and cold water temperatures in your house. Please make sure you follow the instructions above until you are able to contact a plumber.
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Another option is to turn off the water at the meter. If you pay attention to where your local utility meter reader goes each month, then you’ll know right where yours is located. If you’re not sure, walk around the perimeter of the house until you find the meters (electric and gas are usually located next to water). This cannot be done without the right tools, therefore you might need to buy a meter key from your nearest hardware store (A#1 Emergency Service recommends doing this now, before you have a plumbing emergency. Hang the key in a convenient place, like inside the garage or above the washing machine).
- Turn off the gas to your water heater. You can do this either by using the gas caulk or adjusting the control unit to pilot. Doing this will make certain that the water heater won’t burst if the tank is partially empty.
- Turn on your hose faucets. Remember, your main water supply has been shut off, so turning on the hose faucets will help any residual water drain out of your home. If your hose starts running water when you turn the faucet on, then the main line is still on.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need an emergency plumber for your Capistrano Beach home, A#1 Emergency Service is here to help you. Our goal is to mitigate damage and get your family back in your home quickly. Keep us in mind for your go-to emergency plumbing services.