How to Handle Emergency Plumbing Issues

by | Jan 21, 2019 | Bathroom, Kitchen, Residential

Plumbing is an everyday part of our lives. This means that we are using it so often that we are bound to come across emergency plumbing problems once in a while. We have helped many people with emergency plumbing service in the Miami area. Knowing what to do when you have that plumbing emergency can make a big difference and help save you money in the long run.

There are times when we see the signs that there is something going wrong with our plumbing. Yet people often try to put off fixing things, even if only out of convenience. Whether you can see a problem coming or not, it’s important to know what to do if you suddenly have an emergency plumbing problem. Perhaps it is an overflowing toilet, a busted pipe, or another issue that suddenly wreaks havoc. No emergency plumbing issue is ever welcomed, but it must be swiftly dealt with.

Here are some tips on how to handle an emergency plumbing issue:

  • The first thing that needs to be done is that the water supply needs to be shut off. You should always know where your main water valve is so that you can quickly shut it off if there is an emergency situation.
  • It’s also a good idea to turn your water heater off. This can help to prevent any type of damage to your water heater following the plumbing emergency. You don’t want to add to the problem by needing water heater repairs.
  • Look for small leaks that you can catch the water from. Even after you have shut off the water at the main valve there will still be water left in the pipes, so some water will continue to come out of the pipes. Use buckets or towels to catch the water that continues to come out of the small leaks.
  • Call a plumber as soon as possible. You will most likely need the assistance of a professional in order to address the plumbing problems. The sooner you get a plumber out, the better you will be. The system will get fixed and you won’t add to the problems that are already there. Left untreated, water leaks and plumbing problems can lead to more expensive problems.

It is common for plumbing to get leaking pipes, clogs, or become plugged up. It’s important to know what to do when that happens. At Mokher Plumbing, we have helped countless people in the Miami-Dade area with emergency plumbing services. Give us a call to help with your plumbing needs!

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