Plumbing emergencies happen all the time. But what’s really concerning is when these problems happen. Even with enough maintenance, there will come a time when you’ll have some plumbing problems. If you’re confident enough to go DIY, you can fix a lot of plumbing problems without calling in someone. However, if the problem happens in the middle of the night, it’s best to get the help of a plumber Myrtle Beach immediately. But if you find yourself in a pinch and can’t get anyone on the phone, here are some tips on how to handle a plumbing emergency:
Shut the main water valve immediately
The very first thing that you should do when you find out that there’s a huge leak (or even just minor leaks) is to turn off the water. This will let you have some time to clean up and inspect the affected areas. This goes especially for broken pipes where you don’t have any choice but to restrict water flow. Do make sure that everyone in your family knows where the shut off valve is to stop water from flooding the inside of your house and not waste any more water.
Check how urgent the situation is
Minor leaks won’t be much of an issue with some duct tape and a little elbow grease. However, with some major issues like busted pipes, it’s a bit more than most homeowners would like to handle themselves. Before you make any decisions, turn off the main valve and assess the situation. If you believe that you can patch up the problem and wait till morning, go ahead. If you think that it’s more serious, call an emergency plumber right away. This will save you more money and spare you from all the hassle.
Start making some calls
If you’ve figured out that the problem is more urgent than what you would have liked and decided to get some help, start making some calls. Hiring an emergency plumber can be a tad troublesome if you don’t have a long list of numbers to call. If you have the problem contained for the meantime, here are some tips when calling for an emergency plumber:
Call several phone numbers. If it’s an emergency, you should phone in quite a handful of numbers. Some plumbers might not answer, so it’s good to have a backup just in case.
- Describe the problem as clearly as possible. Always do your best to explain the situation as detailed as possible so the plumber has an idea of how to address the situation.
- Ask for a quote. When it comes down to it, emergency calls don’t come in cheap. It’s a matter of who offers the lowest price. This is rather subjective and would depend on your preference and capacity to pay.
- Speak to the plumber directly. If you’re phoning a company, ask to get you in line with the actual plumber. They will be more knowledgeable and will get you through your plumbing Myrtle Beach woes much faster.
When you’re in a bind and your plumbing problem is realizing all your worst nightmares, do your best to stay calm, assess and contain the situation, and call for help. The best thing you could do to minimize damage caused by plumbing issues in the middle of the night is to call in an expert and have it fixed immediately.
Need help with some plumbing problems? Call Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC today.
Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579