An emergency plumbing situation can happen anytime. You dont need to be a plumber but it is a good idea to know some basics. Knowing a few plumbing basics can mean the difference between the cost of just a plumbing repair or the cost of the repair and water damage to your property. Here are some things you should do and know before a plumbing emergency.
Most important know where your main water shutoff is and make sure it works. If it does not work hire an Orlando plumber to fix it because even if you know where it is if it does not work it wont do you any good.
Know how to read your water meter. If you read the meter and are wasting water you can catch a leak before it turns into an emergency. An Orlando 24 hour emergency plumber will most likely cost more after hours finding a leak before it is an emergency will cost you less.
If your toilet is overflowing you can quickly stop water from entering the bowl by opening the tank lid and pushing down on the flapper.
It is a good idea to open and close your plumbing valves at least 2 times a year to prevent them from freezing up and when you open the valve and turn it until it stops twist back one turn to prevent the valve from freezing.
Last make sure you know where each shutoff valve is for your sinks, toilets, and waterheater so you can shut the water at the problem source rather than the inconvenance of shutting the water off to the entire house.
If you follow these steps you can prevent and cut down the cost of damage in a plumbing emergency. It is also a good idea to know an Orlando 24 hour emergency plumber before an emergency if you do and in the event of a plumbing problem you will be a lot less stressed and will have the situation under control. If you need an Orlando 24 hour emergency plumber call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-490-1230.
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