A plumbing emergency can strike anytime, day or night, and you want to make sure you are ready to deal with it. As a responsible homeowner, you want to make sure you always have the number of a 24-hour plumbing service on hand. There are also some steps that you can take to mitigate damage caused by plumbing emergency while you wait for the plumbers to arrive.
Make sure you are prepared by keeping tools and buckets in your garage or another easy to access place in your home. You can prevent flooding or catch up excess water in the bucket and make sure your floors are not damaged while you wait for a plumber. You should also always have a plunger handy in the bathroom in case the toilet overflows. Using a plunger quickly at the first sign of trouble will prevent your toilet from becoming clogging.
Another thing responsible homeowners should do in order to be prepared for a plumbing emergency is to know where the water shut-off in their home is. If a pipe breaks and flooding occurs, shutting the water off will prevent further damage. When the plumber gets to the home to fix the pipe, he will then be able to turn the water back on. This mitigates damage and prevents an astronomical water bill from accruing. Also, many different appliances and sinks that use water have individual water shut-off valves on them. It’s a good idea to know where those are located too. Shut them off should a problem arise.
You should also have a good roll of heavy duty duct tape available. You can use it to stop a link temporarily. All of these tips and tricks are designed to keep your damage to a minimum should a plumbing emergency arise. Make sure you call your plumber as soon as something happens. If you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency in the Anaheim area, give us a call immediately at (714) 630-8766 and let us take care of it.