Know What To Do in a Plumbing Emergency

When owning a home, plumbing issues and emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Having a plan in place and being prepared for the next time a plumbing emergency occurs in your home could not only save your home from further unnecessary damage but also save you money. Knowing where your main water shutoff valve is and by learning the signs and the proper steps to handling common plumbing scenarios that may occur will benefit you and your home in the long run.

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What Do To When There Is a Flood

We always talk about preventative plumbing measures of plumbing to keep you ahead of the curve and make sure disasters like a flood in your home are avoided. Going through how to prevent the worst from happening seems to be the most foolproof way to avoid seeing any damages to your home, however, it’s also important to know what to do when the worst actually happens, just in case.

Stop the rise

When a flood happens and you end up with a pool of water up to your ankles in your home, it is very possible that the source of the leak is still continuously outputting water, causing this small pool to slowly rise. First, you need to locate your main shut off valve to stop the flow of water. This is the easiest and most crucial step to avoid having the water leak cause more damage to your home. From here, you can work on protecting your possessions or even electrical before it’s too late.

Protect your electrical & belongings

When there is a flood, you need to ensure that you are taking the proper measures to not only protect your belongings but yourself as well. If you feel the need to remove some of your furniture or personal belongings from the flooded area of your home, you must be very cautious. Before going to get your items and walking through the water, ensure the electrical supply is turned off as this is a hazard and could seriously injure you. Depending on the size of the flood will determine if you just need to shut the breakers off for that area of your home or the entire house. If it is a larger flood that has affected multiple areas of your home, you should off all the power to your home to ensure your safety.

Call a Local Plumber

When a plumbing emergency happens you need to be prepared. Wellbrook Plumbing will solve your plumbing nightmare. Our professional and licensed technicians will come to your home to address the situation quickly and perform a full home inspection to determine if the cause of the flood could have been a pre-existing problem. If you have any questions, are wanting a plumber to check out your home for preventative measures, or if you are facing this crisis, give us a call at 289-686-4695. We would be happy to assist!

Call A Niagara Plumber for Leak Repairs

Water leaks are one of a homeowners biggest fears. They can lead to high water bills and could result in expensive repair costs if not fixed as soon as possible. It is important to look out for the warning signs of leaks so that you can be proactive in calling a plumber to repair the leak, saving yourself from expensive consequences.

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How To Tell If You Have A Plumbing Emergency

There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to a plumbing problem or coming home from vacation to discover something has gone wrong with your plumbing while you were away. But having a plan in place and being prepared in case of a plumbing emergency can lessen the blow if something happens. When a plumbing emergency occurs in your home, it can be tempting to call a plumber for emergency repairs right away, but this may not always be necessary and might be able to wait until the next business day. Assessing the situation and looking at what the damage is will help you figure out if it is a plumbing emergency or not.

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How Do I Know When It Is Time To Call A Local Plumber?

There are some plumbing problems that homeowners can handle on their own, but there are some tasks that should be left to the professionals and connecting with a good local plumber could save you a lot of frustration and money in the long term. Some of the common problems that homeowners have that could actually be part of a bigger issue include low water pressure, locating a leak, clogs, and drain odours. Continue reading “How Do I Know When It Is Time To Call A Local Plumber?”

The Importance of Hiring an Insured and Licensed Plumber

Some homeowners think that they are saving a few dollars by hiring a plumber who isn’t licensed and insured, however, the risk of hiring someone without the expertise of a professional, licensed plumber is incredibly high. Plumbing systems are complex, and if you hire the wrong team for the job, it can be disastrous. It is important to look into the qualifications of the plumber that you hire, and ensure that the company they work for is insured and legitimate. Continue reading “The Importance of Hiring an Insured and Licensed Plumber”