Plumbing emergencies can happen unexpectedly, leaving you scrambling for a quick fix. When you’re faced with this situation, it is important to call a certified professional to take care of the problem right away.
We are on call 24/7 and will ensure that you never have to face a major plumbing issue alone.
Common plumbing emergencies
Here are three common plumbing issue and quick ways to stop further damage until help arrives.
- Leaking water: If a pipe is leaking, shut off its water supply. Follow up by locating the main valve and shutting that off as well.
- Clogged toilets: For toilet clogs, shut off the water supply to the toilet and use a mop to soak up as much of the spillage as possible. This will prevent damage from the water seeping into floor tiles.
- Garbage disposal issues: If it’s an emergency involving your garbage disposal, shut off the water and the power to the disposal until we arrive and fix the issue.
Think you have a burst pipe?
- Shut off the water valves.
If you are having trouble doing this, give us a call and we can walk you through it over the phone. Valves are generally located around sinks and toilets, but for the most effective temporary solution, you want to locate the main valve. Once the main is turned off, the water will stop flooding in.
- Perform a quick fix.
While you are waiting for us, put a container under the burst pipe and use tape to seal off the hole as best as you can. These steps will help prevent further water damage until we can get there and fix the problem.
- Contact your landlord.
When the pipes burst, after getting in touch with us, you should put a call in to your landlord, if you have one, and let them know what’s going on. They may be able to locate the main valve or provide other assistance before we arrive.