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Tips to Help You Keep Your Cool During Any Plumbing Emergency

Posted at February 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Main | Comments Off on Tips to Help You Keep Your Cool During Any Plumbing Emergency

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Plumbing emergencies can shake up your routine and if you aren’t prepared, can be disastrous. Each plumbing emergency presents a different challenge, and each will need to be handled and solved in a different way. However, there are some precautions you can take and some steps that can help you handle most emergencies until a professional arrives. For a Long Island emergency plumber, or a Farmingdale plumber, contact us. We offer 24/7 emergency services.

Know Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is

One of the most important things you can do during a plumbing emergency is shut off your water. If one of your appliances is broken, causing an overflow or flood, the best way to quickly get it under control is to shut the water off. Find your valve and know how to use it, and you’ll be ready to turn the water off in a moment’s notice.

Keep Some Emergency Supplies on Hand

It’s a good idea to keep some emergency plumbing supplies close by. A plunger, drain snake, bucket, pipe wrench and roll of duct tape are all useful items to have in an emergency. These tools will allow you to catch dripping water and clear a drain to the best of your ability until a plumber arrives and can put a permanent fix in place.

Watch Your Appliances and Plumbing System

Many plumbing emergencies start with a small problem. Keep an eye on your appliances and system and call a plumber if you notice anything that seems out of place. Even a clogged drain, a slowly dropping faucet or a tiny leak in one of your pipes can lead to big problems if you don’t take action.

Have an Emergency Plumber’s Phone Number Ready

In an emergency, you don’t want to have to dig through the phone book or through the notes on your refrigerator to try to find a plumber you trust. To avoid last minute panic, keep the number of a Long Island emergency plumber on hand in your cellphone or in an easily accessible place near your home phone. If you’re looking for a plumber in 11735, Farmingdale, we offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we are ready to help whenever you need a qualified technician.

Take these steps and prepare well, and you can rest assured that next time you are faced with a plumbing emergency you’ll know exactly what to do. For help in a plumbing emergency situation, contact us at 516-798-8943.

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