No one is safe from a heating failure or a water leak . Whether you live in an apartment or a house, the consequences can be catastrophic, for example leading to water damage in the long term. To overcome any eventuality, you need to be able to count on a craftsman "a1plumbersbristol " near you, ready to intervene in your home urgently. Through this publication, we will try to list the main ones.
Keep your cool
You go home after several days of absence and you notice the presence of water in the hallway or in a living room. In this case as in many others, you may be the victim of water damage, whether it comes from your home or your neighbor upstairs. First thing to do, or at least to keep in mind: do not panic!
Water damage is simply a mechanical phenomenon that has an origin: a broken down household appliance, or even a deeper leak in your pipes . It is therefore necessary, as a first step, to find the water supply and to cut it. In this way, the flow of water is neutralized until the arrival of a specialist who will then assess the situation.
Assess the level of urgency
While it is strongly recommended that you shut off the water supply yourself at first, we do not recommend doing any work whatsoever to avoid aggravating the situation. On the other hand, you can completely start to assess the level of urgency, looking for the cause of the failure if you can.
Start by inspecting, for example, the condition of your piping in relation to your household appliances, for example. Very often, a disassembled or pierced plastic siphon can be the cause of the beginning of water flow in your kitchen. Sometimes, too, a problem with too low or too much pressure in your boiler can cause a sudden flow of water. Also remember to check the water pressure gauge, which must always oscillate between 1 and 2 bars at most depending on your boiler model .
Contact your plumber
Now that you have covered the problem without touching anything, you can start to take the steps to contact your local plumber. If you are unsure of who to call, or if you don't have any particular preferences for a particular craftsman, you could seek advice from your insurance company, all over the phone.
You have the right contacts quickly enough, with the assurance of a rapid intervention at home in less than 20 minutes. You can also search the Internet, remembering to circumscribe around your home to get the most relevant results. In any case, only trust an experienced craftsman who has all the necessary recommendations and certifications. You will thus have the assurance of a job well done!
If you live in the Paris region, do not hesitate to quickly contact a plumber in Chatou for example.
If necessary, call your insurance
As we had the opportunity to briefly mention above, your insurer remains a key point of contact when you are dealing with a plumbing emergency. It is often through him that you will be able to unblock the situation quickly, because he will be able to provide you with his directory of specialized companies near you. You can of course decide to ignore it, if you already know a local company in which you have complete confidence.
Whatever the case, never hesitate to contact your insurer to obtain all the necessary guarantees, so that your emergency is treated as an exceptional situation which requires a personalized intervention in less than 20 minutes.
Notify those around you with a phone call
One of the first things to do when you notice water damage in your home is to tell your loved ones, or even your neighbors if you live in an apartment! Indeed, it is the most basic courtesy to alert on the situation, especially if you later find that the problem is not coming from your home! Never hesitate to reassure your loved ones and possibly to take advice from them: perhaps they have already had to deal with water damage, too, and that they can advise you on the best strategy to adopt. .
If necessary, contact the syndicate or the co-ownership
Do you live in a condominium? You certainly have a privileged interlocutor with whom to settle questions such as water damage in your home! So, do not hesitate to find out if there is condominium insurance that could cover this kind of inconvenience.
Even if the subscription of a contract of this nature is not always obligatory, it is mainly provided for in the regulations of the condominiums. For the rest, it is advisable to seek the origin of the problem and of the leak: is it located in the private or common areas? The union will be in charge of calling on a plumbing company to find the source of the leak.