Plumbing emergencies can be panic inducing. Even the best day can be ruined by an unexpected plumbing disaster. That is why it’s important to know the most common plumbing emergencies ahead of time and how to handle them. Read on for more.
Sometimes there’s no way to avoid toilet problems. Your bathrooms are used constantly, every day, so emergencies are bound to happen. If a plunger isn’t solving the problem, don’t try to use any objects or tools to unclog it. You could end up doing permanent damage to your toilet or pipes. To avoid clogs, never flush anything other than waste and toilet paper down your toilets and call a plumber at the first sign of an issue.
Clogged Sinks or Drains
Clogged sinks and drains are another common plumbing emergency. Just like with toilets, it’s best to avoid sticking any sort of object or tool down the drain to fix it yourself. You could end up damaging your pipes. To avoid a small sink issue from becoming a disaster, call your plumber at the first sign of a slow-moving drain.
One of the most serious plumbing emergencies is a burst pipe. This usually happens when water pressure builds in a weak joint of a pipe. If you hear strange noises coming from your pipes, like popping sounds, call your plumber right away. Unfortunately, weak pipes are hard to detect without a thorough inspection.
Leaky faucets start out as a small annoyance but can turn into an emergency quickly. Even though your first instinct may be to ignore a small drip, that drip could be increasing your water bill. It could also indicate a bigger problem just waiting to happen. Call your plumber at the first sign of a leak.
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