If you've ever endured a few days of home life without functioning plumbing, then you know the hassles a leaking faucet or backed up toilet leads to. At the very least, you're forced to restrict your daily routines to the absolute essentials.
Take baths without the showerhead running, use a pail to wash your car. Some emergencies are too pressing and won't do with the adjustments, though. The worst thing that can happen is you'll have guests over and your toilet flush doesn't work.
Much worse, water overflows and pools on your bathroom floor. It's in these kinds of emergencies when you wished you've invested in the repairs before things got out of hand.
Your first solution in the event of a plumbing emergency is to close the main valve. This would cut off supply throughout the house or the building, but you can isolate the problem by finding the valve that leads to the leak and closing that section off.
You can either call for emergency plumbing or wait till the next day for the service. It's best if you hire professional service to complete the job unless you're confident of your handyman skills, that is. Contact several specialists in your area and ask for estimates.
Confirm the quality of service with testimonials. Don't commit to paying until you're satisfied with the service and the problem is fixed. Some outfits offer loose guarantees, and for good reason. Plumbing solutions only last so long, even though your plumber is entirely at fault for the disservice.