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It’s a quiet night in Morristown, and everything is well until you hear a loud “Bang!” followed by the sound of rushing water. You rush down to the basement and see it rapidly filling with water from a busted pipe. You have only a few minutes to react before your house suffers some major damage. Not only that, but your furniture and other belongings are also at risk. So what do you do?
Step #1: Turn off the water supply to your home. It is important to know where the main shut off valves and switches for your water, gas, and electrical lines are located. During a natural disaster or other emergency, you must shut off the water, gas, and electricity to your house in order to prevent fires or water damage. When you first move in, your landlord or realtor should have shown you where the shut off valves were. If they didn’t, your local utility company should be able to help you find them.
Step #2: Call Plumbers 911. We’re a network working to connect you with local Morristown plumbing businesses in New Jersey for reliable, reasonably-priced service.
The Advantage of Hiring Our Plumbing Experts in Morristown NJ
Because we work with local companies in the Morristown area, you’ll know that you will get the following:
Technicians who are local and reliable: The members of our network are also members of your community. Their years of providing service to your neighbors have made them specialists in local building codes and construction methods. In addition, as local businessmen, they have a reputation to maintain the community.
Technicians who are highly trained and well-equipped: Our affiliates hire only licensed professionals who have received over 100,000 hours of training to receive their certifications. Our techs also undergo continuous training to stay up to date on the latest techniques and equipment.
Technicians you can trust: Your safety is important to us. You don’t want to open your home to just anyone. That is why all of our workers agree to an initial background check and periodic drug testing.
Our Morristown Plumbers are Prompt and Well-Trained
Once our contractors arrive, you can leave the repairs in their competent hands. Now let’s talk about how to deal with cleaning up all that water. Depending on the amount of water and the flooring material in the room, it could be as simple as using a wet/dry vacuum to remove the water. If there is a lot of water, especially on carpeting, specialized equipment may be necessary. There are plenty of companies which rent water removal equipment for reasonable prices.
Mold is also a danger after flooding, especially in carpeted areas. Open all your windows and use a dehumidifier to dry the area. Remove the water from the tank periodically. Keep the dehumidifier going all night if necessary.
Dehumidifiers will stop automatically when full, so you don’t need to worry about them overflowing.
Air drying is the most effective method to repair books and papers as long as the bindings are still stable. Set them out on a layer of blotter paper on top of a flat surface. Open the books gently, supporting them on the driest part of each book. Flip them over every few hours or as necessary to assist the drying process. If the books are covered in mud or debris, however, first rinse them in a tub of cold running water.
After the books are completely dry, but still cool to the touch, place them on a flat surface, closed, and weigh them down with a light weight. Make sure that the weight isn’t so heavy that it deforms or crushes the spine.
There are also things you can do beforehand to minimize the damage to your belongings:
- Keep all books and papers off the floor. A bookcase raised even a few inches from the floor can prevent the loss of expensive volumes.
- Keep all electronics, particularly computer CPUs, off the floor.
- Turn off all electronics when you are done using them. This not only saves electricity, but water damage is much more extensive when a computer is on.
Call Our Morristown Plumbing Techs for Immediate Service
Even if you don’t have a pipe burst or a drain back up, there are still many ways in which we can make your life easier. Our network of contractors is trained and equipped to handle all of your plumbing calls, including the following:
Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling
- Toilet Repair and Installation
- Backflow Prevention
- New Construction
- Drain Cleaning
- Septic Tanks and Grease Traps
- Gas Systems
- Camera and Sewer Inspection
- Sump Pumps
Don’t wait until for an emergency to call Plumbers 911. In many cases, proper maintenance of your fixtures and drainage systems can prevent thousands of dollars of damage, not to mention providing long-term savings on your water bill.