When is it a plumbing emergency?

Woman Mopping Up Leaking Sink On Phone To Plumber If you have a plumbing emergency, you need to contact a plumber immediately – even if it is in the middle of the night. When a plumbing emergency strikes, it usually means water is getting everywhere and the damage can be devastating. It needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.

If something goes wrong with your plumbing outside of business hours, consider if it is really an emergency or is it something you can fix yourself, or hold off on repairs until regular working hours? Knowing the difference between an emergency and something that can wait can save you money as after-hour house calls usually come at a premium rate.

Eazy Peazy Plumbing & Gas in Edmonton shares some tips on when it’s a plumbing emergency:

When it can or cannot wait:

If you discover a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, turn off the main water line to your house. This can bring it down to a trickle if not stop it entirely. Then you might be able to hold you off until business hours. If you have a clogged tub or sink, you could probably hold off using it until the morning. If your toilet is broken, and it’s the only one in the house, you probably can’t wait the entire weekend before getting it fixed.

Can’t get the water shut off? If it’s obvious it is going to cause more damage the longer you wait, then you should call for an emergency plumbing service. A leak can cause water damage in the floor, ceiling and walls. This might lead to having to rip out and replace drywall, insulation and even framing and could promote mold growth which is extremely hazardous to your health.

What to do in a plumbing emergency?

Shut off the water! It seems like a no-brainer but you would be surprised at how many homeowners don’t even know where their main water shut off valve is. Is some cases, the valve itself can be broken. You can also try shutting off the water to the fixture or appliance that is giving you issues. Make sure all valves are closed and then call a professional plumber! Learn how to find your main water shut off valve.

Try to stop the leak. For example, if an appliance is leaking, inspect the traps and drains. If a pipe is leaking you can try to minimize damage by tying a rag around the area. If you have it, use plumber’s epoxy or duct tape. Sometimes the leaking water can be captured before hitting the floor. Put a bucket under the drip until the plumber arrives.

In some cases, the issue can be from the main sewer or water line. If this is the case, then you will have to call the utility or municipality to come and fix it. If this isn’t the case, and the problem is yours to fix, contact Eazy Peazy Plumbing & Gas right away!

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Eazy Peazy Plumbing & Gas will make every job, small or large, their top priority in quality & efficiency! They like to make a stressful situation or a home renovation as comfortable and “eazy” as possible!

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