Oh No! I Have a Leak! What Do I Do Now?

Pipe Leakage Repair

Imagine coming home or coming into work and finding a mystery wet spot on the wall or floor. It's a complete shock - you don't know how it happened, where the water is coming from, or how to stop it. In times like these, it's important to know how to shut off your water supply to get a handle on the problem before it gets worse.

There's some simple tips to follow if you find a leak in your home or business:

  • Find the nearest valve and turn it off. If the leak is under your sink, there may be a valve or valves in the cabinet you can turn off to stop it. Follow the time tested advice of "Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty." In this case, you want to turn the valve all the way to the right to stop the flow of water.
  • Turn off the main water line valve. If you cannot find a valve in the home, go outside to where your main water line valve is located. It is usually right by your hose bibb in most cases. Turn this valve all the way to the right and this should stop all water from flowing into your home.
  • Call your local water agency. If Steps 1 and 2 do not solve your problem, call the local water agency that services your home and ask them to come out to see if the leak is before the water meter (their responsibility to fix).
  • Call a plumber ASAP. If all else fails, call HPS Plumbing and we will be glad to come out to help! With 50+ years of experience of handling all kinds of leaks, you can rest assured we will get your problem solved quick and at a price that is fair to you and your family.

About HPS Plumbing Services

HPS Plumbing Services handles residential and commercial plumbing in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. Trusted since 1959, our Bakersfield plumbers take on all types of projects, large and small. If you have discovered a leak near a pipe, water heater, toilet, or sink, don't wait too long to call a professional, as water damage can be costly if not dealt with promptly.

Call (661) 426-2166 today to request service, or contact us online and we will get back to you promptly.

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