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Quick and Easy Emergency Plumbing Tips

July 3, 2015

Accidents happen. That is a fact of life. Sometimes things are just out of your control, and there is nothing you can do. When a plumbing emergency occurs, it can be easy to panic, and think the world is coming to end. The best solution in all plumbing emergencies is to call a professional.

While you’re waiting for them to arrive, here are some emergency tips that can help keep the situation under control until a permanent fix is applied.

Always keep duct tape or leak tape handy

You’d be surprised at how much a good piece of duct tape can handle. Same for leak sealing tape. If you have a leak that is getting out of control, and a bucket can hold all of the water that is building up, then sealing up the pipe with a piece of tape can help keep your floors (and your eyes) dry. While it isn’t the best in terms of long-term fixes, it will help get the situation under control until the professionals arrive.

Know how to shut off the water heater

If you find yourself in an emergency, then it is good to know how to shut off your hot water heater, as this can save you from disaster. If it is a gas heater, then you are going to have to turn it to pilot mode. Turning it off will help calm the situation down and prevent any further damage.

Remove the cap when unclogging the bathtub

A bathtub clog can be a real headache. You need your bathtub to bathe in or stand in when showering. When it starts to back up it can be pretty nasty, and certainly not anything you or your family wants to deal with. If you remove the cap entirely, this will expose the drain and allow you to see what you are up against.

Emergencies are a fact of life, and nobody wants to experience damage to their home. Being prepared and knowing these emergency plumbing tips can really save you a big headache and lot of money should you ever be in need.

For 24/7 emergency plumbing services you can count on, contact the experts at Tap Roots Plumbing. 604-222-1282.


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