Once you get into your new Cambridge home you’ll soon realize there are a few possible emergencies you’ll need to plan for. At the top of the list are the things that can wrong with the plumbing.
Remember that in any kind of plumbing emergency, you need to shut the flow of water off quickly. To get this done, everyone in the home needs to know where the shut off vales are for every appliance. As well, you’ll all need to know where the main shut off is for the house and how to operate that.
For a pipe that has a leak or damage, you’ll need to shut off the water so that you can make temporary repairs to the problem. It’s not all that likely that you’ll see this issue in one of the newer homes in Cambridge, MA on the market, but the older ones might need this kind of attention.
There are tools of the trade that you’ll need to keep on hand as well and these include:
• Safety Goggles. These are best when you’re working in areas where things might splash.
• Rubber Gloves. These are essential when you’re working around household waste.
It’s important to have the number of the water utility in your area on hand in case something goes wrong with the main shut off value and you need to call them.