Your plumbing system at home is often neglected until an emergency occurs. Although the situation can be overwhelming, knowing what to do in a plumbing emergency saves you from further damage and costly repair.
As a homeowner, it is pretty normal to be faced with plumbing emergencies at some point. Burst pipes, clogged toilets, clogged drains, and leaky pipes are some of the common issues which needs an experienced leaking tap repair technician or plumber.
Turn off water supply
If you notice leaks, switch off the water going directly to that specific feature to prevent water flow and minimize water damage. Even a small leak can cause structural damage if not dealt with quickly.
But if you are dealing with burst pipes, it is imperative to shut off the main water supply to prevent flow through the pipes and to avoid the water from flooding your home. Hence, it is always a good idea to locate your water shut off valve when you move into a new place.
Drain water from lines
Once the main water supply valve has been shut off, it is time to drain or empty the pipes. Open the drains, hoses, faucets, and spigots to allow the remaining liquid to completely drain. Dry lines will not only help the plumber get the job done faster but also prevent molds to develop.
Assess the damage
Inspect the damage to know what possibly has happened. Reviewing and assessing the damage make it easier for you to describe the problem to emergency plumbers.
The more you know, the faster the plumbing company can send the appropriate technician while ensuring supplies and materials are sufficient for the repair.
Do not attempt to do DIY
While it is tempting to know what is clogging the drain or the toilet, do not attempt to do it on your own. Doing it the wrong way will only cause further damage.
Also, do not use chemicals as these can compromise the pipes. Chemicals may solve the clog but the residue will continue to do more damage.
Have a plunger handy
A plunger at home will save you hundreds of dollars from resorting to calling a plumber. This handy tool is a must-have in your home which is easily accessible and sold at affordable prices.
Most blockages at home can be remedied and unclogged by a plunger. The only time you call a professional plumber is if the blockage don’t get cleared by the plunger.
What to do in a plumbing emergency: call Plumbing by Daniel & Co
If you cannot fix the plumbing issue yourself, then it is time to call the pros. Although you know what to do in a plumbing emergency, there are many plumbing situations that require professional engagement.
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