What to Do in Emergency Plumbing Situations

In these troubling times, hygiene is more important than ever. That’s why we want to make sure that everyone has working plumbing, especially at this time. Whenever you have a clog or a leak, it is important to take a few important steps before you call a plumber and while you are waiting for them to arrive.

Clogged Drain/BackUps

If you have a drain backing up on you, it is important to not try to do anything about the clog on your own. Try to contain the liquid and matter coming up out of the drain, as any area it touches will need to be completely disinfected before touching or using the surface.

As soon as you notice a clog that you can’t resolve on your own, you should call a plumber for emergency services. It is best if you don’t wait until the clog is so bad that the drain backs up.

Leaks

If you have any kind of water leak, you’ll need to first shut off water to the area that is leaking. Most homes have multiple water shut off points so that you can leave water on to the main house but cut off that part that is leaking. Once you have stopped the leak from its source, you need to call a plumber to come out and find and repair the leak.

Water Heater Mishaps

You really have to make sure that you have hot water during an epidemic such as this. Water heaters can go out at any time, either needing repair or replacement. If your water heater springs a leak, cut off water at the source so that it will eventually stop. If your water heater fails to adequately heat water, it probably needs to be repaired or replaced right away.

Don’t wait to get help with these or other plumbing problems. Contact us today to schedule or request service.