When you meet a long power cut (which can last several days or weeks), you are probably concerned about focusing on how to stay warm, get enough light to see and cook food. The least of your concerns would be electricity failure impacting your plumbing at home, right?

Unfortunately, as most residential plumbing breakdowns can attest, power can cause serious plumbing problems at home, especially in freezing temperatures. Therefore, To avoid any kind of hassle, it would be the best solution to take help from Detroit residential plumbing professionals.

Before a power outage

To prepare for a power outage, it is a good idea to be in contact with a professional plumber who can show you areas of your home plumbing that will be most susceptible to cracking and splitting, and you advise on how to prevent this happening.

If you have a tank or that uses electric pumps, another idea for the preparation of a power failure, apart from having a backup generator, is to store extra water in your emergency kit .

After a power failure

Turn off all circuit breakers and avoid connecting or turn on electronic equipment, if any flooding from a burst pipe or heavy rain occurs. Immediately call an electrician. In case of serious damage, also call your insurance company.

If a pipe does burst, be sure to cut the water at the main valve and call a professional plumber who can help locate the source of the leak.

Protecting your plumbing in an evacuation

Your home can evacuate necessary if the situation is quite extreme. Before leaving, turn off the power to your house and close the main water tap in your home. It is a good idea to cover the valve, meter and inlet pipes with insulating materials.