Emergency Plumbing 101
What Is Emergency Plumbing?
Plumbing isn’t just something that we can ignore and hope it goes away in a day’s time – it’s something we’re forced to deal with, and it’s best that you learn and understand what it is, how to fix it and who to turn to in a time of need before it presents itself so you’re not left scrambling and struggling to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible.
Before you get a hold of your emergency plumber, the best thing you can do is shut off the water flow. Locate the main water shut off and all shutoff valves.
The main sources of plumbing emergencies deal with:
- Frozen Pipes
- Clogged Drains
- Clogged Toilets
- Faucet Malfunction
If you find the emergency located to just one specific appliance in your home, find its shutoff valve and stop the water flow and then contact your plumber.
What are the Advantages of Emergency Plumbing Services?
While there are many benefits to having an emergency plumber, the three main ones that will stick out to you are that the quality emergency plumbers are both insured and licensed, they work around a convenient schedule and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Working with an independent plumber and getting him to come to your house at wild hours of the night will probably cost you, but 24-hour businesses are more than likely to give you the better price of the two – then again, it depends who you go to, which is why it’s best to do your research before the emergency.
How Can I Prevent an Emergency Plumbing Incident?
Not all plumbing issues can be prevented, though there are certain precautions you can take to help lower your risk. Simple things like reducing the water pressure can help reduce the chance of a broken water line.
Don’t throw large or indispensable items down the sink, as it’ll clog it and become impossible to get out. Don’t pour grease down the drain as it’ll harden your pipes.
And of course something as simple as getting regular checkups and making sure that all your appliances are running smoothly is going to be your safest bet to avoid an emergency -- this will save you both time and money.
For an Emergency Plumbing job in the Ruston area, Mark Johnson Plumbing is the company for you! Call (318) 255-1332 and get the experts on it.