In the case of a sudden leak or flood in your house you need to immediately call the professionals to come in and help you to deal with the situation however, in the case that they are unable to make it to your house immediately, this article details a temporary solution that you can try in order to keep your home from flooding up. A flooded house can be more than just a nuisance. It can be very dangerous to live in a house with a wet floor and wet walls as the walls may cause the electricity lines to short making your entire house a deadly death trap. If this happens your home will be as dangerous as touching a live cable as your entire home will be a kin to a live electrical cable.
The solutions that are given here work only for a small minor leak and will only be useful enough until you are able to get a plumber down to your house so that you can continue with your work until he has arrived. It is important to remember that the solutions given will not last forever and therefore you will need to have a professional come to your home and solve your problem as soon as possible.
The step by step method
Find a big bucket or a big plastic jar and place it under the pipe that is leaking. Some suitable containers include buckets, large ice cream boxes or even a big plastic bowl. You will need to put the container on top of a stool or a small table where it will be elevated. If however, you are unable to find the source of the leak, then you will simply need to turn off the mains and wait for your plumber to arrive. Visit this page for further information regarding blocked drains.
If you have found the leak and are following this method, then you will need to drill a small hole in the bucket or container somewhere at the top and insert a small hose in to it, and then reseal the who with lots of tape or sealer. Take the other end of the hose over to your bath rub or a water drainage outlet or you can take it out side in to the garden if it is long enough. It is important to make sure that the hole that you have drilled in the bucket to insert the hose is sealed to perfection and therefore leak free. This way the water from the bucket will drain out through the hose and therefore keep your house flood free.