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Flooding Help

Follow these 4 steps to make the mess "go away"

1) If you know where the water shut off is, turn off the water. In most cases, the water shut off valves are installed under the plumbing fixture. There is a valve above the hot water tank that can be used if the hot water tank is flooding the home. Or, if you see water coming out of the walls and ceiling, its best to shut the main water valve off. This valve is usually (not always) located in the furnace room.

2) Call us, we will come out to find and repair the leak.

North Calgary- 403 286-0711

South Calgary- 403-253-1110

3) Call a disaster restoration company. You will find these companies under the heading "Fire and Water damage and Restoration" in the Calgary Super pages. They will come out and get the clean-up started day or night.

4) Call your insurance company and make a claim. If you are not insured, make sure you can afford the cost of the companies you are going to hire. Ask for quotes, see what you can do yourself. Ask for help from your friends and family.


Common Flooding Causes

Water Heaters

  • Valves above the water heater that are supplying water to humidifiers or other smaller water dependent fixtures. These valves will start to leak and cause flooding.
  • O Rings located inside the shut off valves above the water heaters can dry out causing water to leak out of the valve stem and drip on to the tank.
  • Valves located on the side of the water heater that are used to drain the tank, or act as a safety relief valve.
  • The water tank often splits causing water to leak all over. A new water heater is recommended when this happens.


  • Seals around drain areas of bathtubs
  • Walls and tiles that have cracked or fallen off the surround areas of the tubs and showers
  • Toilet seals that have gone defective and started to leak water on to the floor with each flush.
  • Sink and tub drains that have rotted away causing water to leak out of the pipes with each use.
  • Broken pipes in the walls or floor spaces.
  • Water-lines and valves to each plumbing fixture.

Basement Walls and Pads

  • High water tables causing water to seep into the basement.
  • Cracks in the basement foundation
  • Poorly ran rain water spouts causing water to leak into the wall and footing areas.