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What to do before you call a plumber?

Plumbing Emergencies: What to Do Before Calling a Plumber

There are numerous issues that can arise with your plumbing, some of which can be quite serious. A plumbing emergency is defined as any situation that necessitates the immediate attention of a qualified plumber. Burst pipes, clogged toilets, and leaks are all common plumbing emergencies.

The first thing you should do if you are in the middle of a plumbing emergency is to remain calm. This will allow you to think more clearly and act more quickly. The next step is to turn off your home or business’s water supply (if possible). This will help to prevent further damage and make the plumber’s job easier. Once the water is turned off, remove anything that may be in the way of the plumber’s access to the problem.

If you follow these steps, you can help prevent a minor issue from becoming a major one!

When Should You Hire a Professional Plumber?

There are a few instances when you should absolutely call a professional plumber rather than attempt to fix the problem yourself. If you have a major leak, frozen pipes, or a backed-up sewer line, it’s time to call a professional.

Furthermore, if you’re planning any major plumbing work, such as installing a new water heater or repiping your home, you should always hire a professional. Attempting to complete these projects on your own can result in serious issues down the road.

So, if you’re unsure, give us a call! We’ll be happy to come out and inspect your plumbing system and get it back in working order.

Tips for Keeping Your Pipes Healthy

It is critical to maintain the health of your pipes if you want to avoid a plumbing emergency. Here are some maintenance tips to get you started:

1. Know where and how to use your main water shut-off valve. This will come in handy if a pipe bursts and you need to quickly shut off the water to prevent further damage.

2. Inspect all exposed pipes (including those under sinks and in the crawlspace) on a regular basis for signs of leaks or damage. If you find any, get them fixed as soon as possible.

3. Pay attention to your water bill. A sudden increase could be an indication of a hidden leak in your home.

4. Once a year, flush out your water heater to remove sediment buildup and improve efficiency.

5. Install low-flow fixtures throughout your home to save water and reduce pipe wear and tear.

You can keep your pipes healthy and avoid costly plumbing emergencies by following these simple tips.