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5 THINGS TO DO IN A PLUMBING EMERGENCY

Just when you think you haveset all your affairs in order and eyeing your free time for a Netflix show, a plumbing emergency that you never expected will strike down to spoil your free time.

Plumbing emergencies are inevitable. You cannot expect it and you cannot ignore it for the water will drip down wherever you set your foot.You can either cry a river worrying about the situation or roll your sleeves up and get on top of the situation sacrificing your time on that Netflix show.

To handle an unexpected plumbing emergency, you should possess basic knowledge of the different types of plumbing emergencies that you may encounter and what you should do in your scope to handle them until your plumber arrives.

What are the plumbing emergencies?

Below are some of the most common residential plumbing emergencies that you may have to face.

  • Clogged sinks, toilets, bathtubs and shower drains
  • Leaky faucets, toilets, water heater, hoses
  • Broker water lines
  • Burst or frozen water pipes
  • Sewer system backups

Things you should do in these plumbing emergencies.

Shut off the water

The first thing that you should be doing in any of the above-mentioned emergencies is to shut down the water source in that area. For toilets or kitchen sinks, you can turn off the valves below your sink to arrest water flow and to avoid leaks. In case of a full-blown water leakage involving your full house, turn off the stop cock to cut off the water supply before attempting water fixes either by you or the plumber. Once you stop it, call your professional plumber to address the issue.

Call the emergency service

Call your emergency number to report the issue. In the heat of the moment, we forget to call the emergency service or the plumbers right away. The earlier you call them the better it is going to be for you to clear the issue.Ask them for some guidance through the phone and follow their instructions for the issues that you are facing. Do whatever that is in your scope to avoid a major escalation of the existing situation.

Check your electrical appliances

The next thing that you should do is to check all your water-based electrical appliances to see if they are intact and turn them off to avoid any damage to them. For example, it is best to turn off your water heater until the leak pertaining to that area in the house is fixed. Also make a note of all the issues in the house. This will be helpful when your plumber comes in and you won’t miss out on things that need fixing.

Clear the pipes

After turning off the main water supply, there is still some water left in the pipes. Open all the taps and drain the excess water in the pipes. This will be useful in cases of leakages in the water lines. Doing this will drain the water to drainages and not enter the potentially dangerous zones in your house creating trouble. If you are facing some water backup or clogging in the pipes, try to clear the clog using some gentle methods or wait till the plumber arrives.

Do some damage control

After doing all the things mentioned above and the things that your emergency service has guided with, try to clear the water that is logged into your house before the plumber arrives. This will help you minimize some water damage and will be helpful for the plumber to fix issues with ease.

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