Top 5 Plumbing Emergencies And What To Do When You Experience One
Plumbing emergencies are among the most stressful problems that homeowners face. However, they’re oftentimes very preventable. Proper maintenance can reduce the probability of a plumbing issue, whether from broken or damaged pipes or blocked drains. This is why it’s so important to learn how to prevent some of the most common plumbing disasters before they happen. Surely homeowners want to avoid the inconvenience and expense of a costly plumbing nightmare while living in a comfortable home.
Blocked Drains And Toilets
Blocked sink drains and clogged toilets are very common plumbing issues that can usually be solved using a toilet plunger. However, the problem is sometimes more serious and will require intervention from a skilled plumber. Your household should know what is flushable and what isn’t. Grease, fats, and oils, paper towels, sanitary napkins, and many other waste items are not flushable and should never be tossed down the drain. You can also prevent clogs by addressing slow draining as soon as you notice it.
Clogged Shower Drains
There are few things as unpleasant as getting into the shower only to notice the water level rising to your ankles. Now you immediately get a plunger and do the floor’s drain in order to solve the problem. This may be a solution for a short period of time and this does not solve the main problem in the long run. No matter the time or reason for your clogged shower drain, professionals are always the right people to call to make it right once again.
Gas leaks can be dangerous and even deadly. This is why it is important to do everything we possibly can to prevent them. The best thing to do to prevent gas leaks from happening is to ask your plumber to have your appliances like stoves, ovens, boilers, and other gas appliances serviced and maintained regularly, and replaced or fixed as soon as they become old or dysfunctional.
You should also have a carbon monoxide detector installed and functioning perfectly in your home. While this won’t help you to prevent a gas leak, it will alert you if one suddenly happens. Remember to check the device continually to ensure that it’s working properly, and have the batteries replaced periodically to ensure that it’s protecting you and your household at all times.
Burst pipes happen most of the time over the winter when the pipes freeze over in extremely cold weather. Homeowners are sometimes surprised to learn that they can happen in the summer, fall, and spring for various reasons, including unregulated water pressure. When the temperatures dip below freezing in the winter, you can let a trickle of warm water flow through at all times through the pipes and have foam insulation covers installed over the piping.
Throughout the rest of the year, you can also help to prevent burst pipes by having the water pressure monitored and regulated. Pipes can burst if the water pressure is too high, so have a trusted plumbing company visit your property to test the movement of the water. If the pressure is too forceful, your plumber will install a pressure-reducing valve to bring it down to lower levels before an accident occurs.
Faucets And Fixtures Leaks
Leaky fixtures can be caused by some issues that are completely preventable with an excellent maintenance routine. A plumber can provide homeowners with a home evaluation to spot evidence of corrosion, worn-out or deteriorating seals, and other problems that wastewater, and can cause structural damage to leaking pipes. Once these issues have been spotted, the leaky fixtures can be fixed or replaced before given a chance to cause real damage.
In the event you can’t handle an emergency, always have our phone number ready. Call Shaul’s at 778-397-4850 or schedule an appointment with us through our website.