Common Reasons To Call A Plumber
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When Should I Call A Plumber
It seems like there are a million and one things that can go wrong with household plumbing. Each one is an inconvenience at best or a catastrophe at worst. That's why when you feel that your plumbing isn't working correctly or you have a leak that you think will cause lasting damage to your home, you need to call a plumber.
Here are just some of the most common reasons to call a plumber to keep your house in tip-top shape.
What are Emergency Plumbing Situations
It's all well and good if we keep saying to call a plumber if anything goes wrong, but when a pipe bursts or the toilet falls off its hinges and starts spraying prodigious amounts of water everywhere, picking up the phone probably won't be the first thing on your mind.
It is handy to know what you can do to mitigate the damage before calling emergency plumbing services in such an emergency plumbing situation. This can make their job easier and possibly save your kitchen or bathroom.
The main thing you need to know is how to stop the immediate issue, this is usually the spraying water, but in a gas-based emergency, the procedure is the same if a little more time-sensitive.
Turning off your water and or gas supply at the mains should be the first thing you do. For your water supply, there are several shut-off valves.
The ones located near fixtures should stop said fixture from receiving water but allow the rest of the house to function. Outside, by the water meter, there should be another shut-off valve that will cut the water supply to the whole house.
The same thing applies to gas. Learning the locations of your gas shut-off valves is critical in case of an emergency. The main difference in this kind of emergency is that you must immediately vacate the premises once you have shut off the gas for your safety.
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