A plumbing emergency can happen anytime but if you know the dos and don’ts, it will be all the less painful for you in terms of water damage done and the cost incurred in plumbing repairs.
1. Know where the main water valve is
You are the owner of the house and you have worked so hard to maintain it. But keeping yourself in the dark when it comes to knowing where your house’s main water valve is can cost you more than you can imagine.
Not being able to shut down the water in severe situations like a burst pipe and house flooding can be devastating. Find where it is located and learn how to turn it off when needed.
2. Call your local Sydney plumber
With water gushing from a pipe, backflow in toilets, gas leak or a similar nightmare taking place, it’s easy to panic in an emergency plumbing situation as try to fix it on your own. But before you plan to roll up your sleeves and go knee deep, do remember to give your local Sydney plumber a call, and while they are on their way, ask them what you need to do as you wait for them to arrive.
3. Keep am emergency plumbing kit at home
Even the fastest plumber might that few minutes to arrive at your place. Your plumber might have told you a few tips to control the leak before they arrive. This is when your emergency plumbing kit at home is going to come in handy.
Having a plunger, pair of gloves, tapes, a bucket and may be a wrench and screwdriver will all feel like a blessing during this time. But remember, if you don’t know how to use the tools, its better to wait for the plumber to arrive than making things worse.
4. Try to keep furniture away from water
Water going into the wrong places can be disastrous. Protect your furniture especially items that are run on electricity by shifting them to a dry area to avoid them coming in contact with water. Items that are hard to move should be wrapped up with a plastic sheet.
Our household plumbing is often taken for granted unless something goes wrong with it. Being prepared and knowing what to do in a plumbing emergency when you least expect it can save you and property from uncalled for trouble during odd hours.
As licensed emergency plumbing experts in Sydney, we can attend to your home 24/7 and fix that burst pipe, leaking hot water heater, clogged toilet and much more.
Call us at 1300 663 468 now and we will be more than happy to help you out.