What to Do When You Have A Major Water Leak | Plumber Rochester NY

What to Do When You Have A Major Water Leak

I get questions from friends and customers that want to know what to do when there is a major water leak.  This is never an easy topic but I would like to shed some light on this subject so if or when this happens, you will be prepared. 1.  Turn off the water to the house The best thing to do when you find a leak is to turn the water off to the whole house.  This will ensure that where-ever the leak is at, it will not continue to receive more water to leak out. To do this you will need to locate the water meter for your home.  They are usually in the basement or utlity room.  Once you locate the meter, remove the lid.  Watch out for spiders and bugs!  Locate the main shut off and use a wrench to turn the valve (some have handle) into the closed position. 2.  Turn off the valve at the water heater If you find that your water heater is leaking then you need to cut off the water supply to the tank.  Usually there is a valve that is located above the tank and is welded into the water supply lines. Sometimes with older home these shut off valves become very fragile and can break.  If this happens use tip #1 and turn the water meter off. 3.  Get a fan and towels The best step you can take after turning the water off is to put a fan in front of the water spot.  This will help evaporate any water that you cannot soak up with a towel. 4.  Contact LEONE Plumbing & Heating This is all that I recommend to do as a homeowner because some situations are more serious than others.  Water damage is something that the Rochester NY Plumbers at Leone Plumbing and Heating takes very seriously, so follow these steps and they will help eliminate unnecessary water damage.  Then, call 585-458-5800.
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Sandra Dixon
Sandra Dixon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I called Leone Plumbing after my 89-year-old father tried fixing an outdoor faucet himself. After going to several hardware stores to look for the parts, he realized there was no way he was going to find them because his house was built in 1958. I called Leone plumbing and talk to the owner, Andy. He sent someone out within a day to fix the leaking faucet. The new faucet is amazing and so easy to use. Leone Plumbing made my dad a happy person. Thanks for your expedited service and great prices!!!

Brian Nimmo
Brian Nimmo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

Very responsive and professional! They were able to get to us and install our Dishwasher on the same day that we made the request. Jamison was excellent. Very friendly, knowledgeable and worked very quickly! Definitely recommend and will work with again in the future!

Cheri Healy
Cheri Healy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

We called Leoni Plumbing to help us solve a problem with a drain that was blocked. It was a major job and they assessed it, diagnosed it and were able to fix it. They were efficient, polite, respectful and did a great job. I will always call them first if we ever need help again. You'll be happy you called them to help you.