When a plumbing emergency strikes, we can easily become worried or stressed. Knowing what to do while you wait for a plumber to arrive can help minimise further damage and ensure a successful repair. Keep reading for our helpful tips or get in touch with us for a quote!

Turn off the water

As soon as you notice a leak, a burst pipe or another major issue within your home, it’s crucial you turn off the main water valve. You should find this outside on your meter. Water meters can sometimes be difficult to locate, but they’ll generally be at the front of your property.

While turning off your water supply won’t resolve the problem, it will prevent a flood in your home. If your leak is coming from a tap or your toilet, you can turn off the water supply to that particular fixture rather than needing to shut off all the water to your home. This will mean you’ll still have access to water in other areas while you wait for the plumber to arrive.

Use a plunger

A household plunger proves very handy in plumbing emergencies, and could even save you a huge expense! When you discover a drain problem, place the plunger over the drain to create a seal. Then quickly push and pull the plunger over the waste. This will help softer blockages dissolve and move along the pipes. If your blockage still doesn’t clear, contact an emergency plumbing expert.

Repair your leaks

You might think a leaking or dripping tap isn’t that bad, but it can count as a plumbing emergency and need to be fixed as soon as possible. Even a small leak can cause problems – not just to your home, but also to the size of your water bill.

Avoid chemicals

If you think you have a clog in your pipe, it might be tempting to pour chemicals down the drain. If you don’t know what’s causing the blockage or don’t have the right products on hand, you could end up causing more damage. An emergency plumber will be able to diagnose the problem and use the best products for the job.

Survey the damage

Assess the situation well so that you can explain the problem to your plumber. Once you turn off the water after a leak or burst pipe, try and identify the cause. The more information you have, the easier it will be for the plumber to do their job.

Call the experts

Arranging an emergency plumber as soon as possible will ensure your problems are resolved in no time. At Jaypee Plumbing, we proudly offer a 24/7 callout service for clients throughout Ballina. Our friendly, professional plumbers will quickly be on hand to assess, diagnose and resolve your plumbing emergency – and with our affordable rate, you’ll be sure we’ll perform a quality job that won’t break your budget.

Contact us today on 0408 602 289 to speak to our team or to arrange a quote.

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