Drain clogs in the kitchen or bathroom are always inconvenient. A clog can be an unpleasant mess that makes it impossible for you to use your sinks, showers, or bathtubs. You can prevent these unsightly clogs by maintaining your plumbing. A little bit of maintenance can go a long way toward preventing a bigger issue, not to mention saving you a ton of money over time.
However, sometimes no matter how much maintenance you do, emergencies happen.
Some of the most common household emergencies we see include:
● Damaged pipes and fixtures
● Overflowing toilets
● Water heater leaks and other water heater issues
● Clogged drains
● Sewage line backups
● Water pressure issues
If you are faced with a sudden plumbing emergency in Riverside, and San Bernardino, CA, here are some things you can do until your plumber arrives.
Stop a plumbing emergency before it turns into a disaster
When a water pipe bursts and water sprays everywhere, the wait for a plumber to arrive can seem endless. Up to 50 gallons of water can spew from a broken 1/2″ pipe every minute! A plumbing emergency can become a disaster in just a few hours.
Here are some steps you can take to mitigate any potential damage caused by a broken or leaking pipe or plumbing fixture:
Turn off the water.
Turn off the water if you are unable to stop the leak. You can accomplish this by shutting off the water supply valve to the pipe or fixture in question. You can always use your home’s main shut-off valve (typically found on the exterior of your home) to stop the water flow into your home if this doesn’t work or you can’t find the specific valve.
Narrow the Joints
The fittings may be faulty or loose if the pipe drips at a joint. Until the plumbers show up, try tightening the joint with an adjustable wrench. Don’t tighten it too much.
Fix the Pipe
There are numerous materials, such as pipe putty, epoxy putty, duct tape, and plumber’s tape, that can be applied to patch a leaking pipe temporarily.
Emergency plumbing services – available 24/7
The plumbing in your house is essential for keeping it in good working order and maintenance. Unexpected events like a broken pipe or sewer stoppage must be quickly fixed to preserve the structural integrity of your house. Sadly, leaking pipes and overflowing toilets do not always occur during regular business hours. As a result, Top Tier Plumbing and Rooter provides 24/7 emergency plumbing repairs when possible.
It is essential to have a plumbing leak in your house quickly fixed. Delaying the repairs could make the issue worse and cause it to spread to other parts of the house. Don’t waste time, call (951) 475-6521 before its too late.