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How to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency This Summer

Posted at June 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Main | Comments Off on How to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency This Summer

valveDon’t let a plumbing emergency ruin your summer. This year, take some preventative measures and watch for warning signs that could help you avoid an emergency. When you understand how to take care of your plumbing system and how to avoid emergencies, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding a damaging and costly situation.

Have Your Drains Professionally Cleaned

Drain clogs can start as an annoyance but can quickly turn into bigger problems. To avoid these problems, keep your drains clear and have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. A trained technician can use special equipment and knows how to clean your drains safely to avoid damaging your pipes. When your drains are cleaned well, you can avoid bigger problems like damaged pipes and flooding. We are a Long Island plumber that offers professional drain cleaning services, so contact us to have your drains cleaned this summer.

Watch for Warning Signs

Things like damp walls or flooring, appliances that don’t work correctly or noisy pipes can be a sign of a bigger plumbing problem. As a homeowner, you may not be able to identify the root cause of the problem, but a skilled plumber can help you discover what is causing the issue. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact a plumber who can identify the underlying cause of the problem and make needed repairs.

Maintain Your Appliances and Fixtures

When toilets, washing machines, dish washers, sinks or showers malfunction, you could face an emergency situation. Appliances are specially connected to your plumbing system so they will work correctly. If something isn’t working right, it could mean there is a problem with your plumbing or the broken appliance or fixture could cause damage to your plumbing system. Either way, you can avoid an appliance-related plumbing emergency by properly maintaining plumbing fixtures and appliances.

Take good care of appliances and only use them as directed. If something isn’t working right, have a technician inspect the appliance and perform any necessary maintenance.

Know How to Use Your Water Shutoff Valve

It’s extremely important that you know where your water shutoff valve is and how to use it. If you do have an emergency, you can use this valve to turn off all water flow into your home, which can help you prevent extensive damage and give you time to contact a professional. It may be helpful to label the valve so that as soon as an emergency strikes, you can quickly identify the correct valve.

These steps can help you avoid a plumbing emergency this summer, but if you do find yourself in an emergency situation contact a plumber immediately. We are a Long Island plumber that offers emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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