The Essential Laws of Plumbers Explained
Causes And Preventative Measures For Emergency Plumbing.
Plumbing services that one may demand from an expert in a very short notice or during odd hours of the day or night, on holidays and weekends are called emergency plumbing services. Even though emergency plumbing services are not cheap they are really important. Underestimating the scope of a plumbing issue may lead to the demand of very expensive plumbing services hence it is importance to regularly schedule for plumbing services and to have a back-up emergency plumbing service in case of an emergency. Increased utility bills and water wastage can result from emergency plumbing leaks and floods from a burst pipe, running toilets, and leaky faucets. Emergency plumbing leaks in sewages and septic tanks can also turn disastrous due to the health risks that it puts because of moulding and bacterial infiltration.
One can be able to determine if there is a leak in the toilet and call a plumber by adding food colour into the toilet tank, which will reflect the leakage in the toilet bowl if the colour is seen in the bowl. Turning off the shutoff valve to close water supply to the open pipe causing the leaks which may be due to freezing of the pipes. Before opening the valves one should contact a plumber to fix the problem first.
During emergency plumbing one can also insulate pipes that may be exposed to low temperatures to keep them from freezing and splitting up, gently thaw freezing pipes with a blow dryer and clean out sediment accumulation in the water heater on a regularly to prevent clogs that restrict hot water supply to the relevant fixtures. One should also avoid pouring boiling water down the toilet as it causes the bowl to crack, throwing big objects, diapers, sanitary towels and toys in the toilet as it causes clogging, planting shrubs and trees over sewer lines, thawing freezing pipes with a naked flame to prevent thermal expansion of water which causes the pipes to bust open and pouring cooking fats, oils and grease down the kitchen’s drain to avoid stubborn blockages which makes drain cleaning extremely difficult.
Slow draining water, large puddles accumulating around the drain, water coming back out of a sink drain, toilet water bubbling when faucet is being used, gurgling noises from drain and foul odours from drain are the most common evident to show clogging of drains.
Cleaning of a clogged drain can be done in 3 steps which are pouring of a drain cleaner into the drain and then waiting for 10 minutes, flushing hot running water for several minutes into the drain and using a plastic drain snake to pull out any obstructions in the drain.