What Should I Do in a Plumbing Emergency?
Remember that there are things you can do in a plumbing emergency and don’t panic. If you suspect an emergency, here are steps you can take to fix it quickly:
Determine if It's a Plumbing Emergency
A plumbing emergency is considered a plumbing issue that will cause continued damage to your home the longer it's not fixed, including additional damage to your plumbing system, significant water damage to your property, and even mold and mildew growth.
Some of the most common plumbing emergencies we repair include:
Do you see sewage coming out of your drains? Multiple clogs can usually cause this, so if you suspect that more than one clog in your home is getting out of hand, have your drains cleaned as soon as possible to prevent this hazardous plumbing emergency in the first place.
Everybody relies on their toilets more than once a day, so there's no wonder why they commonly have clogs that can turn into a major overflowing emergency. While a plunger may help, an emergency plumber may need to come in to stop it, clear the clog, and repair any underlying issues causing the backed-up toilet.
Burst Pipe/Leaky Pipes
Whether a pipe has started leaking due to corrosion, increased pressure on your system, or possible tree root intrusion, rusted, cracked, or otherwise broken pipes can be hard to spot. If you have noticed any loss in water pressure, sounds of continuously running water, or a spike in your water bills with no explanation, immediate inspection, and repair are crucial to locate and fix the leak.
Water Heater Leak
If your water heater is leaking, it's important to get it fixed right away. A leak could mean failure for your system and possibly even an explosion if the leak is caused by the pressure being too high inside.
Can't Shut Off Water
Your plumbing system should have a water shut-off valve, but sometimes it can be difficult to turn off. If you have trouble turning your valve, have noticed that your valve has started leaking, or you simply can't turn off your water in the middle of a plumbing emergency, request help right away!
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Shut off Your Water Supply & Mitigate Damage
You can reduce the amount of damage your home takes during a plumbing emergency by turning off the water supply to your house – this is usually located outside near your home's water meter.
You can also begin to sop up clean water using mops, buckets, and towels, working to create barriers to isolate the problem as much as possible. Some of the other things you can do to reduce damage during a plumbing emergency include:
- Turning off your home's electricity if needed
- Inspect other water fixtures for damage
- Use plumbers tape to fix small leaks
Clean-Up for Sewage Back-Up
It's important to note that wastewater should be left for our plumbers to deal with in the case of sewage back-up or sump pump problems. We have the proper equipment needed to safely complete any job.
Call a 24-Hour Plumber for Help
Once things are somewhat under control, give a 24-hour plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austina call for help! We arrive as soon as possible with everything we need to start a long-lasting repair.
Why Choose Our 24/7 Residential & Commercial Plumbing Services?
We know how important your home is to you, so we make it our goal to provide you with the best customer service experience possible around the clock with our always-open business hours. We'll do everything we can to take care of your problem quickly and efficiently so that you can get back to enjoying your home life in no time at all.
Our emergency plumbing and drain professionals only charge flat-rate fees for our services, so you won't have to worry about expensive charges or hidden costs. We offer the same pricing, whether it's an emergency or routine inspection.
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