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What To Do When You Have A Leaking Pipe

If you have a pipe leaking in your home, it's important to act quickly to minimize damage and prevent further problems. The longer water is left to sit, the more damage it can do. Within minutes to hours, water can begin to penetrate and damage porous materials like drywall and wood. Within 24-48 hours, mold can start to grow, and water damage can become more severe.

Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Turn off the water supply: The first thing you should do is turn off the water supply to your home at the main shut-off valve. This will prevent more water from flowing through the leaking pipe and causing more damage.

  2. Drain the pipes: Once you've turned off the water supply, open all the faucets and valves in your home to drain the water from the pipes.

  3. Catch the leaking water: Place a bucket or container underneath the leaking pipe to catch any dripping water if possible. This will help prevent water damage to your floors and walls.

  4. Call Paradise Plumbing: We will diagnose the problem, assess the damage, determine if there is mold and fix the leak to prevent any further damage.

Call Paradise Plumbing at 760-390-3421


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