Brandon Plumbing Emergency Tips – What to Do Until the Pro Arrives
No home or business owner wants to deal with Brandon plumbing emergency repairs but from time to time it is probably going to happen. The first common mistake home or business owners make is to simply panic. You obviously need to call a professional in, that’s step one. But what else should you know and can you do before your plumber arrives?
Knowing this can be the difference between having a minor problem or a major catastrophe. Learn what you need to do in order to handle the situation until a trained professional arrives on the scene. It could help save you a great deal of money as well as headaches and cleanup work.
Tips You Should Know
Each of the following potential plumbing problems is something that will require follow up work from a professional; these tips are intended to help you to prevent a bigger problem than there needs to be. They are in no way intended to act a solution to apply in place of hiring a trained expert.
- Leaking or broken pipe – Turn off the main water valve shut off which is usually located next to the water meter or the place where the water line enters the home.
- Steaming or scalding water – This usually mean the water heater has over-heated. Turn off the electric or gas to the unit. Open all the hot water faucets in order to relieve the water heater. Do Not turn of the cold water to the water heater. Let the water run until it feels cold and then turn off the faucets and call your Brandon plumbing expert.
- Leaking or running toilet – First lift the tank lid to make sure the chain to the flapper has not just ended up caught on something. If flapper is in place try lifting it to see if this stops the running. If this doesn’t work then turn off the water supply to the toilet and call your trusted experts.
There are all sorts of things that can go wrong with plumbing and these are obviously just a few examples. The bottom line is that you should not panic. If you don’t know what to do call an expert immediately so they can guide you towards what to do next. In the event of an emergency (especially one involving gas) you should make the appropriate call to 911.
Know Who to Trust
Another common problem is that people usually don’t already know who to call for repair emergencies. You should establish a working relationship with a professional plumber who offers 24 hour emergency service before the need arises. This way you will already know who to call on.
At 1st Choice Plumbing Solutions we are just the team to take care of that for you. So call today so we can carry out an inspection on your home or business before you need Brandon plumbing emergency repairs.