Keeping Your Plumbing Flowing Smoothly

If you deal with plumbing clogs on a regular basis, you might find yourself struggling with bent wire hangers, chemical drain cleaner, and unfamiliar pipes. Unfortunately, unless you are a trained professional, all of your efforts might be in vain. Most people don't realize it, but it is possible to damage your plumbing by making a few missteps. If you use the wrong chemicals or you push a little too hard, you might end up dealing with damaged pipes or your clogging problem could get worse. Fortunately, you might be able to use this blog to help you to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.

3 Things To Do While Waiting For Your Plumber To Arrive


Have you ever had to deal wth any issues with your plumbing? Do you know what you would do while waiting for the plumber to get to your home? Although leaks and other plumbing issues can be frustrating, knowing what to do beforehand can help make them less expensive as well as allow your plumber to do his or her job as quickly as possible. While you're waiting for the plumber to show up, here are some things that you should do:

Turn off electricity: If a pipe has burst in your walls or your attic, shut off the electricity to the room until the plumber arrives. You can do this as you head outside to shut off the water mains. When you're not sure which fuse or circuit breaker controls that section of your home, it's best to turn everything off. Once the plumber has arrived and surveyed the damage, he or she will be able to tell if the water has actually reached any of your electrical wires. If it has, you'll need to call in an electrician to make sure that the wiring is still sound and that it's safe to turn your electricity back on again. 

Mop up the excess: Plumbers are used to working in wet conditions, but you don't want to leave water or sewage to sit for an hour or more until the emergency plumber can get to your home. Cleaning up water that's leaked from the pipes or sewage that's spilled from your toilet will also help prevent water damage to your home. Waiting until the plumber has come and gone could mean that you'd have to call in experts to deal with the issue. But as long as your home isn't completely flooded with water, you should be able to handle the problem on your own as long as you get it taken care of soon enough.

Lock up any pets: You may have the friendliest dog or cat in the world but they can still get in the way of your plumber doing his or her job. Locking your pets away in a bedroom right now may mean that you'll have to listen to them whine, bark, or meow until the plumber arrives, but this is likely to be less of an issue than if you wait until the plumber gets there. The plumber's arrival will be hectic enough without having to worry about your pets escaping as the plumbing tools are brought in, or trying to keep your dog or cat from pestering the plumber while he or she works.


15 May 2017