How to Deal With Plumbing Issues
Every now and then something in your bathroom or kitchen acts up. Whether your pipes burst or your toilet bowl overflows, these are considered to be emergencies for most plumbers. You can try to resolve the leak itself, but it will cost you lots of money, not to mention lots of time as well. The same goes for toilets, shower heads and even bathtubs. So the best solution is to select a plumber who has both the experience and tools deemed necessary to fix your plumbing.
How to Deal With Emergencies
Step #1- Remain calm and do not panic- being anxious or stressed will only make things worse.
Step #2- Always shut the main water valve (pipe) off at all times. It will also be wise to check water heaters, showers or sinks that have valves and turn those off as well until the plumber shows up.
Step #3- Stop leaks if possible by using teflon tape, rags or even towels... every little bit helps if you don't want leaks to cause permanent damage to your home.
Step #4- Clean up leftover messes you made and make a phone call to a plumber if the problem continues to get worse.
How to Find a Good Plumber
Obviously, you don't want to hire just anybody to come over to fix your plumbing. You want someone with experience as well as good credentials who can fix your plumbing both properly and accurately.
When you first call in a plumber, hire him to start on non-emergent repairs during regular business hours. If you are a regular customer, the plumber will be comfortable with you and plus he will get the job done in no time.
When it comes to making a selection, always ask if he or she has some sort of license with them. Plumbers are also required to have a workers' compensation policy and at least a $500,000 liability insurance policy.
Finally, the best way to choose a good plumber is to ask friends/family for a recommendation. Once you have it, always remember to keep the plumber's number with you in case you need him for emergencies in the future.
Looking for an emergency plumber in Ruston? Call Mark Johnson Plumbing at (318) 255-1332 for quality service you can trust!