Plumbing Emergency: What Can You Do?

Homeowners hardly ever expect a plumbing emergency to occur in their home. As a result, most people don’t know what to do when they happen. At Christian Brothers, we see this quite frequently when we tend to plumbing emergencies. Homeowners tend to look back and wonder what they should have done to prevent such a disaster. Little did they know the importance of educating yourself on how to handle these situations.

Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical wants to inform you of exactly what you can do in these situations. Likewise, we’ve compiled a list of tips to follow in the case of a plumbing emergency. But first, let’s go over what qualifies as an emergency.

What qualifies as a plumbing emergency?

Firstly, you need to know what an emergency is before you can say you have one. This means knowing the signs!

  1. Very hot water

When your water is extremely hot, it is a sign of an overheating water heater. This can be very inconvenient, but does it qualify as a plumbing emergency? Putting it simply, no, this situation is not something that needs to be assessed immediately. However, you should have a plumbing technician evaluate the situation with your water heater as soon as you can. In the mean time, you might want to turn off your water heater. A cold shower usually better than getting burns.

2. Dripping Faucet

This one is pretty easy. A dripping faucet is not something that needs attention immediately. To address this issue in the moment, simply shut off the water source flowing into the faucet. This will prevent it from leaking. Furthermore, when you have the chance, call a plumber to come out to your home and take a look for you.

3. Toilet Issues

This one is a little more complicated. If your toilet is continuously running into the bowl, that is something you can usually handle on your own. However, if you have water that is flowing over the seat, that is something much more urgent. In fact, that qualifies as a plumbing emergency due to the immediacy of the issue. If this happens to you. Be sure to call a plumbing technician as fast as possible.

4. Any Gas Leak 

This is a plumbing emergency! Call for help from a certified plumbing technician immediately. Be sure to be mindful of yourself in the mean time.

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