What steps should I take in case of a plumbing emergency?

How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency


Charlotte PlumberDealing with plumbing issues is never pleasant for you. On top of the general aggravation of handling it all, these problems seem to pop up at the worst times. A clogged toilet right before you leave for a wedding or a shower that won’t turn on when you are already ready late for work are serious hassles. What can you do in the event of a plumbing emergency?

First, you need to avoid attempting to fix it for yourself. Chances are, you will make the situation worse, and then you might need even more work done on it. Do only what you know how to do with 100 percent certainty. If, for example, the toilet is overflowing, plunge it. Aside from that, you should set everything aside.

Having a plumber who you trust is smart, and you may want to start researching plumbers before an emergency does happen. Call the plumber to find out when the next appointment available is, and hopefully, service will be to you quite soon. You should also ask what you can do in the meantime. The company can talk you through some tips to prevent the problem from getting even worse or making a bigger mess in your house.

Close off the area where the problem is happening as it could pose a hazard to children and/or pets. You may wish to use some towels to absorb any excess moisture so the area is clean when the plumber arrives. Even if you are tempted to do more, just let the situation be for now. If you do further damage to the unit, you are going to cost yourself more money.

Plumbing emergencies can happen for all different types of reason, and they may happen due to human fault. When the plumber arrives, you should ask what happened to cause the emergency in the first place. Then, you can ask for tips that will help you to have a better sense of how to prevent the problem from happening again in the future.

Are you facing a plumbing emergency in the Charlotte area? Stop and call AAA City Plumbing immediately at (704) 544-1909.

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