Water is leaking in my living room, bathroom, and kitchen…what should I do first?

If water is leaking within your living area, the first thing you need to recognize is the source of the leak which sometimes might be difficult to discover. You need to recognize if the water is coming from the water system in your house or water from rain, gutters, or a leaking roof.

  • The first thing you should do is turn off the valve. Sometimes you can just turn off the water in the problem area. For instance, in the kitchen you can shut off the valve under the sink’s faucet. In the bathroom there are separate valves for the sink, toilet, and the shower. If you don’t have a separate valve, you might need to shut off the main valve in your home in order to stop the leaking and prevent further damage.
  • If you have water leakage due to a leaking gutter or roof, you need to try to keep the source away or block it temporarily. Simply call us and we will work with you.
  • Another reason for the leakage might be because of a clogged sewer pipe that needs to be cleaned from either a second floor, basement, or even from your neighbor that leaks into your area. This will require different handling and you might need a professional to come and take a look and evaluate the source.

Water tends to travel to the lowest point, meaning that the visual leakage or wet spot you witness is not necessarily the spot where the damage is located. It could either be a valve or pipe that is leaking much further than where you see the leakage. Feel free to call us 201-399-2160 at and we would be happy to take a look and advise you.