The best thing to do to handle a plumbing disaster is to prevent it from ever happening. This means having really good inspections before you ever purchase a house. It might mean having someone come out to your house on a somewhat regular basis and making sure everything looks fine. Taking some basic preventative measures is the best way to avoid any major sort of disaster. Usually, a problem is kind of bad, then it deteriorates, then it finally goes into disaster mode. If you do regular maintenance, you’ll be able to detect these potential problems before they turn into disasters.
The best way to deal with an emergency is to avoid it from having. We’ve just gone through that. What happens when it happens anyways? Well, the best thing to do is to understand that there are emergency plumbers available in your city most likely. Here in NYC, you should simply have our phone number on call and give us a call when the emergency strikes. We’ll be able to guide you through the process as we also send out a team to fix the problem at your home.
There’s really not much else you should do. You should generally understand where the main water valve is at your house, so if you need to completely shut off the water, you can. That would be necessary in any sort of water emergency. For everything else, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.