What To Do in the Event of a Water Leak?

If you experience a leak in your plumbing, it is important that you act promptly to prevent serious water damage. If you are in the house when the leak occurs, and you notice it quickly, you can usually stop the worst of the damage. The Crucial First Step Take a moment, right now, to find out where your stopcock is located and make sure that you know how to operate it, and that it is not stuck. This will ensure that should a leak occur you will be able to respond quickly and stop the water from damaging your home. If the leak is severe enough that it starts dripping through the ceiling or down the walls, or it is in danger of running close to an electrical circuit, turn off the gas and the electricity supply as well to prevent electrical damage or an explosion. This is not usually necessary for a small drip, especially if you are able to catch the drips in a bucket. However, if you are ever in doubt as to whether you should turn off the electrical supply or not, it is best to err on


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