Plumbing Emergency? You MUST Do These 4 Things.

family_danz_plumbing_emergencyNobody wants to think about it, but as long as you have indoor plumbing in your Albany, NY area home, you’re a candidate for a plumbing emergency. When you’re in the midst of an emergency, and you’re dealing with leaks, overflows and water, water everywhere, it can be hard to remember what to do. At Family Danz, we know that household emergencies can happen at the most inopportune times. That’s why we work hard to help our customers whenever an emergency need arises – and part of that assistance is arming them with the information they need to control the emergency until help arrives!

If you don’t act quickly during a plumbing emergency, you could have extensive – and expensive repairs that you’ll need to make to your home. Leaking plumbing can cause mold and mildew issues, structural concerns, and other concerns. However, there are some things any homeowner can do in the instance of a plumbing emergency that will help to take control of the situation and mitigate damage. If you find yourself experiencing a plumbing problem in your Albany, NY area home, the following measures can go a long way:

  • Cut the H2O. Shut off the water right away when you find a leak and/or other plumbing problem. One little leak can cost a lot of money if ignored. Usually fixtures like sinks and toilets have their own shut-offs, but if you can’t find it or if you shut it off and water is still leaking, turn off the main water supply to your home.
  • Look over any damage. Once the water is off, check the damage done and make note of it. That way, you can provide the plumber with this information, which will help them understand the nature of your plumbing emergency. That way, it’ll be easier for them to remedy the problem quickly.
  • Call your water company. If you’re on a municipal water supply, you should contact your water company if the problem you’re having is with the main sewer line, the main water line, or a blockage. You may not be responsible for the issue, and your water company may send a plumber to fix the problem right away.
  • Contact Family Danz. We can provide you with 24-hour emergency plumbing services for your Albany, NY area home. Please make sure you have all the information available when you call, such as what parts of your home have been affected, whatever damages you’ve noticed, and what you’ve done to stop any leak or overflow. That way, we’ll be better able to serve you when we come to your home to make the needed repairs.

At Family Danz, we take great pride in the work we do for our customers. It is our goal to provide the best plumbing installation, maintenance and repair services available in the Capital District. Since we opened our doors 40 years ago, we have made customer service a top priority. We never consider the work we’ve done for you complete until you’re entirely satisfied with our products and services.


If you live in Albany or the surrounding areas and need emergency plumbing services for your home, give Family Danz a call at (518) 427-8685. We’ll tell you about the different plumbing products and services we offer, and help you find the solution that best suits your needs.