One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for October, 2018
Handling plumbing emergencies is an essential part of what our
plumbers do on a daily basis. But, what exactly constitutes an
emergency? Some are obvious—water gushing out onto your kitchen floor
from a burst pipe is very clearly an urgent problem that must be managed
right away. But, if you notice a slow leak coming from somewhere like
your water heater or think you hear water behind a wall, are those
(The answer is yes)
The first thing you should do when faced with a plumbing emergency is shut off water to the affected area. The next step is to call a professional plumber in Raleigh & Durham, NC, such as any member of our team. The steps you take after this will depend on exactly what plumbing problem(s) you are facing. Keep reading to learn more about a few of these emergencies.
Do You Have an Overflowing Toilet?
This one can easily send you into a panic as not only does it mean
you can’t use your toilet, but that you may have water damage and an
unsanitary mess …
More specifically, we’re referring to your kitchen sink.
Aside from your bathroom plumbing fixtures, your kitchen sink is likely the most used Wake Forest, NC plumbing appliance in your home. Therefore, it’s important that you take proper care of it. This starts by scheduling routine plumbing maintenance once a year, and drain cleaning as needed.
You may still run into the occasional problem in between maintenance sessions, but with that professional inspection, major plumbing problems, like the ones we’re about to highlight below, should be a lot less likely.
The good news is, if this is only occurring in your kitchen sink drain and nowhere else, you probably don’t have a widespread problem (such as a sewage backup). However, it’s still quite the nuisance to have a clogged sink! If using a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease has failed to resolve the problem, then it’s time to call in the big guns.
And no, we aren’t talking about chemical drain cleaners you can buy at the store! These actually do more harm than good due to the harmful, caustic chemicals in them. Rather, you …