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Contact A Plumber At All Times
Burst Pipes Or Gas Leaks
Any time that you have a concern with your plumbing, or if there is an immediate emergency, don’t hesitate to call a plumbing company. It’s better safe than sorry to call, even if you don’t think it could be a big issue at the moment because that minor concern can turn into a big problem. Emergency plumbers can be expensive and charge a high fee for coming out to look at your plumbing if you call after hours during the nights, weekends, and holidays. Some people don’t know the difference between a pipe that has burst and a gas leak. When a pipe bursts, there is a leak in a small hole, crack or rupture in the pipe, and water will continue to leak everywhere. It’s very common during the wintertime, due to the cold temperature, that pipes will burst. When this happens, you will notice water flowing around the hole in the pipe, and when this happens, you need to contact emergency plumbing as soon as possible. Gas leaks can occur if your home has poorly insulated walls, which can result in the pipe being too cold and causing the pipe to burst. Another reason why gas leaks happen is if your water pressure is too high.
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What To Do During A Plumbing Emergency
During a plumbing emergency, you will see broken pipe water everywhere. The first thing you will want to do is turn the water off from the water mains before you call a plumber. The water mains are not always easy to locate, you will usually find the water mains near the front of the house or your garden bed. Then, you will turn off the tap that is attached to it, and it will remain off until the plumbers arrive at your home.
Is A Toilet Blockage Considered A Plumbing Emergency?
The answer is yes. A toilet blockage is considered a plumbing emergency because when your toilet is blocked, it will start to overflow fluids and sewage. This is an emergency health hazard. Waste products can cause serious health issues for adults and children. If this happens, a plumber needs to be contacted immediately. This is why 24-hour emergency plumbing is great because if this happens in the middle of the night, on weekends, or on holidays, you can contact us at any hour.
What To Do If You Have A Gas Leak In Your Home?
If you begin to smell a gas leak in your home, you need to immediately turn off all gas appliances, including your gas stove and gas heater. It’s important that you know not to smoke or light a candle in your home while the gas leak smell is present. The gas meter should be by your electricity meter. You need to cut off the gas supply from the gas mains to your home. You should open any windows and doors in your home so that the gas can leave your home. After you have done that, the next step is for you to call emergency services and evacuate yourself, your family, and your pets from your home and wait outside for emergency plumbing to arrive. When the plumbers arrive, make sure that you ask any questions you or concerns you have before they leave, and you are able to go back into your home.