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How To Handle a Plumbing Emergency


When it comes to plumbing emergencies, one of the first things that you should do if you find that you have an emergency is you should locate the water shut off valve. The reason that you want to do this is because it will keep the water from flooding into your home. As a general rule of thumb, you can usually find the shut off valve underneath the fixture. You will find that you can turn it off by turning it clockwise.

What to do if there is no shut off valve? In cases where there is no shut off valve, you can simply go to the main shut off valve and turn it off that way. If the problem is due to a leaky pipe, you can put electrical tape over the pipe as a type of temporary solution. However, you will definitely need to call a plumber at some point. Also, you can put a pail under a leaky pipe in order to resolve the issue.

Why call a plumber? The reason that you should call a plumber is because they have the necessary knowledge of plumbing to help the situation. Also, they have equipment that is not otherwise available to the general public. This is going to mean that you have someone working on your plumbing job that can help you to solve the issue quickly and easily. A plumber gives you a way out in the event of an emergency.

What to do with a clogged drain?If you are dealing with a clogged drain, one of the things that you should never do is put drain cleaner down a completely clogged drain. The reason is because this is corrosive and harmful to the pipes, which you want to avoid if at all possible.

Plumbing emergencies arise, but you do not have to panic. There is so much that you can do when you don’t panic. This is also important because you want to be able to think clearly in the situation. It will help you to solve the problem more easily than what you could solve it otherwise.

Are you dealing with a plumbing emergency in the Winchester area? Call Powell’s Plumbing at 540-665-8196 and schedule a service call today!

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