Advice from our Phoenix Plumbers: Top 3 Flooding Fixes

From overflows to pipeline woes, over the years, our experienced Phoenix plumbers have probably seen (and fixed) it all.

And while it’s always best to call in a Chas Roberts professional when you’re up to your ankles in plumbing troubles, our Phoenix emergency plumbers are often asked about what to do in the event of an unexpected flood.

Because we know that there’s nothing worse than a plumbing situation gone wrong, our Phoenix plumbers have created a helpful list of our top three flooding fixes:

  1. Clear the area: As soon as our Chas Roberts professionals are on their way, make sure you clear the area. Though standing water in your home looks harmless, if it comes in contact with electricity, you could have a serious safety hazard on your hands. Make sure you send any children or family members out of the way, and leave the initial evaluation to the experts.
  2. Shut off the main water valve: Though until our Phoenix plumbers arrive, you may not know the definitive cause of the flood, one of the best ways to potentially curtail the damage is to shut off the main water value. If the flooding is a result of a burst pipe, this may cease the ongoing output of water.
  3. Refrain from using excess water: Oftentimes, our Phoenix plumbers will determine that the cause of a flood is the result of a serious sewage backup. Though you may not be sure, it’s best to remain on the safe side and refrain from using any excess water (from washing machines to dishwashers) until the professionals show up.

Though there are certainly a number of important DIY steps you can take when cleaning up your home after a flooding situation has been taken care of initially, when you’re dealing with sudden standing water, be sure to follow our helpful Chas Roberts flooding fixes!

To learn read more tips or to contact our Phoenix emergency plumbers today, visit us at or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.