Tips For Dealing With A Plumbing Emergency
Are You Ready For A Plumbing Emergency?
It happens to everyone; you’re getting ready for a long relaxing weekend with friends and family when all of a sudden there’s water everywhere, and you are now facing a plumbing emergency.
It could be as minor as a stopped up sink, but you need to use the sink. Maybe water is coming from the ceiling under the upstairs bathroom.
You reach for your phone feeling powerless, knowing that you don’t know any plumbers and will likely take the first person to answer that you can afford.
Wait though, there are things you can do to minimize the damage to your home while waiting for a plumber. More importantly there are questions you should ask about your emergency plumber before the emergency even happens.
Steps to Take In A Plumbing Emergency
First make sure you know where your shut-off valves are. This step is critical if the problem is one that involves just one fixture you can turn off the water to only that appliance. For sinks, the shut off is usually found under the sink or in the cabinet under the sink. For tubs check in the access panel, toilets usually have the valve underneath the tank.
For a larger emergency such as a burst pipe or water dripping from a ceiling, turn off the water main. The main valve will shut off water to all appliances. It can help in minimizing damage to your home.
The water main is usually located near the water meter and may be outside. If you use a well check near the well pump or inside the well house. Ask where these valves are located when you first move in.
What about an overflowing toilet? This plumbing issue one of the most common in a home. Try waiting until the bathroom water nears to over-flowing mark and quickly turn on the cold water in a sink or tub to reduce the amount of water flow to the toilet. Next is to call your trusted plumber.
Tips for Finding The Right Emergency Plumber
When looking for a plumber, especially an emergency one you need to check for certification. All of our plumbers are certified to do the job right the first time.
Next check to see what hours they have available. Remember not all or even most emergencies happen during business hours. Related to this is how long will it take for them to respond.
It does no good to hire an emergency plumber only to find it will take a couple of days to get to you. We understand that emergencies happen at all hours of the day, and we can respond quickly.
We also understand that an emergency plumber can cost more than a regular visit so we offer upfront pricing and estimates so you know what you’ll be paying without shocking you.
Our workers have also had background checks so you know your home and family will be safe. Call us and let us show you what we can do for you in a time of emergency. Knowing who to call at the time of an emergency is the best pro-active step you can take.
Looking for an emergency plumber in Arlington? Call The Plumbing Dr. at (703) 525-9280 for quality service you can trust!