Plumbing Tips For Homeowners

What Do To When a Plumbing Emergency Happens At Home

As homeowners in Toronto and across the GTA we all know that we will need the services of a plumber at any given point in time.

The big question with this is what should we all do in the event a plumbing emergency happens at home? Yes, emergencies do happen and here are some tips of what you should do during a plumbing emergency.

Turn off the water: When you first find a leak or any sort of problem, make sure you shut off the water to prevent further damage. Keep in mind as well that a small leak could end up costing you thousands of dollars if you don’t repair it. Structural damage can occur with leaks, so call a plumber in Toronto to have any leaks fixed. If your faucet or toilet is leaking, then make sure you turn off the running water that runs to these fixtures. In the event you don’t know how to shut off the running water, or if the water does not turn off, then head to your main water supply at home and turn it off (your water supply is typically right near your water meter).

Look closely at the damage: When there is damage, make sure you try and determine the extent of it before calling a plumbing company in Toronto. When you have more information on hand, it only providers a plumbing company with a better idea of the problem and you will get a more accurate assessment on repairs. As well, when you are armed with more information on the problem, a plumbing company will know how to fix things quicker, which will save you time and money.

Turn off the electricity if you have flooding: Homeowners in Toronto and across the GTA alike know all about the reality of flooding during heavy rainfalls, especially during the spring, summer and fall. If a flooding happens, turn off all your electricity as a safety precaution. If you can get to your breaker safely, then this is the best way to turn everything off at once.

If you are not a handyman, then don’t try to be one – call a plumber: Some homeowners innocently want to reach for their tools and fix a plumbing problem/emergency themselves. The thing is if you don’t know how to use tools then don’t try and be a hero. Ask any plumbing company in Toronto and across the GTA and they will tell you that those who lack skills and knowledge with tools actually end up causing more damage in the end. So, when there is an emergency and you don’t know what to do, reach out to a reputable plumbing company and they can fix your problem. Even if you do know what to do, it is still important to call a professional plumbing company so nothing is overlooked.

In the event you have a plumbing emergency, then reach out to our team of professionals at DrainRooter Plumbing in Toronto right away. We will help fix your problems and we are quick on our feet to help you during an emergency.

DrainRooter Plumbing in Toronto is here to help and you can call on us anytime for your plumbing needs!