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A Broken Water Line Is a Serious Problem

leaking-pipeWe all know that a water leak in your house is troublesome. However, unless the leak is a major one, pinhole leaks rarely bring your day to a screeching halt. A break in your main water line will.

Your main water line as you have likely guessed is responsible for delivering filtered, clean, safe water to your home that you use for drinking, washing, and more. A break, burst, or disconnect in this line can mean big trouble for your household. With our help though you can get this issue resolved quickly and get your home’s plumbing functioning again. Just reach out to us to get an appointment with an emergency plumber in Ontario, CA to get things fixed.

How to Handle a Broken Water Line

It’s no small issue when all the water pressure in your home suddenly disappears. A broken water line doesn’t just mean trouble for your daily cleaning tasks, it also means that you can’t get things like drinking water or water to fill the toilet.

In most cases, a burst or broken water line may be caused by aging pipes or natural wear and tear. These lines may be buried underground but that doesn’t mean they don’t see their fair share of stress. Whatever the case, you need to know how to handle this issue. Don’t panic! We have some easy steps to follow to get you through this:

  1. Turn off your main water valve. Turning off the water can help with, well, saving water. This is why we encourage everyone to take note of where their water shut-off valve is–it can make a huge difference in a moment of crisis.
  2. Address any water collection. If the water line burst somewhere in the home, this can mean a lot of water in a place it doesn’t belong. Make sure to address this quickly to reduce the chances of serious water damage. If the water line burst in the yard, well, let’s just say the sprinklers can have a nice long rest.
  3. Reach out to a professional plumber as soon as you can. Being without clean, safe water is something that very few people can handle in the modern era. That’s why this is an emergency. If you have a burst water line, contact us as soon as you can get to a phone. We can get your water line repaired and your water flow restored quickly.

If you encounter an emergency plumbing issue like a break in your main water line, it isn’t something to put off. You shouldn’t hesitate or think twice to get help from our team of professionals with something like this. We offer emergency plumbing services because we understand that plumbing problems rarely occur when its best for your schedule.

Don’t try to get by without water and don’t try to get the job done by an amateur–trust us when we tell you that option never ends well. Instead trust your plumbing in the hands of trained pros like ours.

Contact Sweetwater Plumbing today. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job!

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