A water main break is serious business indeed. It can cause major flooding at worst and at best residents and business owners will probably have to deal with contaminated for a period of days. Here is a quick overview of what to do if a water main break occurs in Toronto area.
– Advance preparation: Of course, this bit of advice does absolutely no good after the fact, but everyone should keep a week’s supply of clean water in storage so that if the water main does break (or other disaster occurs) you won’t be left completely in the lurch. A gallon or more per day per person is an ideal amount. So if you have a family of four, you would need to store at least 28 gallons of water to meet your minimum drinking, cooking, washing and flushing needs for 7 days.
– It may take several days for the Toronto plumber and/or emergency services team to make the necessary repairs, so until then you and your family (or your business) will be pretty much on your own. If you have not laid up a store of clean water, be sure to thoroughly boil any water from the tap before using it. Think of the little things: throw away new ice from your automatic ice maker and don’t use your swimming pool until it has been thoroughly disinfected and you get the green light from official sources.
– If you’ve experienced minor flooding, be sure to address the problem immediately to safeguard your belongings and prevent mold growth. It only takes 72 hours for mold to start actively growing, so the sooner you can dry things out, the better.
A water main break is a major headache, but trust the Toronto plumber contracted by the city to do the repairs in the timeliest manner possible. Meanwhile, exercise common sense and be extra careful with your water supply.
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