In today’s society, we live in it is more important than ever that we take the proper steps to avoid any type of plumbing emergency. When a plumbing emergency occurs, there are many different types of professionals who can help you. When you experience a plumbing emergency, you want to make sure that you contact a professional immediately. In the long run prevention of any type
of emergency in your household plumbing, plumbing and drains, will in most cases, keep your plumbing system in good working condition for years to come, and will in turn prevent any costly plumbing emergency in the future.
One of the biggest causes of plumbing emergencies is because someone has been drinking and cooking with the kitchen sink or ice bin. This combination of the two can cause a clog and overflow of your household plumbing system. The most common reason for this is because the material that lines the inside of the drainage pipe containing the hot water is filled with mineral deposits from the potable water. Another common reason that plumbing emergencies arise is if the drainpipes become blocked due to dirt, debris, or plant roots. Clogs in drainpipes can be very difficult and in some cases impossible, to repair.
Any type of clog in your household plumbing system can potentially become very expensive if left unattended and untreated, and in some cases could lead to more expensive and complicated plumbing repairs. A qualified and experienced plumber or emergency plumbing services company should always be called out when a plumbing emergency occurs. In most cases, a clogged drain will require the immediate attention of a plumbing technician who has years of training and experience in resolving these types of clogs.
The first step to unclogging any type of drain is to find the source of the blockage. If the clog is caused by a toilet or bathtub problem, a plumber or emergency drain services company will be able to easily unblock these drains with an inexpensive plunger. To prevent future clogs, make sure all objects which could be causing a clog are removed from the drain or sewer line. Some of the most common objects which could be causing clogs include garden strays, leaves, and hair. These types of items will quickly gather in the trap and fill with grime and will need to be removed from your drain before a plumber can unclog it. You can also prevent clogs by never using scented products to clean your bathroom or toilet, and never using soap scum or other types of detergents to clean your toilets or bathtubs.
The second step to solving plumbing emergencies is to turn on the cold water supply and release the pressure from the mainline valve to the sump pump. If the problem is with the sump pump, then the water shut-off valve must be set to the water-off setting, and the water supply shut-off valve must be turned to the working properly position. If you are using the bathroom, then you will need to open the door and turn on the warm water supply in order to make the pipes warm. If the problem is in the drainage system, then the pipes should be flushed with running water and a garden hose must be attached to the drain field. Calling a plumber for emergency plumbing assistance during these times of emergency can save you time and money, and can ensure that your plumbing system is running correctly and safely.
Leaking pipes are a common reason for plumbing emergencies and are usually easy to repair. Most pipes that are leaking will have either a small hole or a large crack in the exterior of the pipe which allows water to seep through and fill the spaces where the seal has broken. These leaks may appear to be simple fissures in your walls, but leaks often go unnoticed unless there are accompanying wet patches of flooring or carpet in the room that is leaking. Once discovered, these leaks can usually be fixed with a few hours’ time and some rubber or caulk.