In the life of a plumbing and drain cleaning business we see pictures like the above almost on a daily basis. When this happens outside a property it becomes less of an emergency but is still crucial to repair in a timely manner. But when a valve breaks like this inside a house you can expect a flood of you aren’t home or don’t notice this. Many times it happens when at work or when on vacation. The problem is you never know when the next pipe may break.
Knowing who you can call in case of an emergency is sometimes the best you can do.