Dealing With Emergency Plumbing Issues

toilet blockedIf you’re like most people, you either live in your own home or are renting someone else’s house or apartment. As a result, there are many problems that can occur and one of these potential issues include problems with the plumbing.

So, in this article, we will be looking at some of the potential emergency plumbing issues and what you can do about them.

Typical Emergency Plumbing Issues

One of the most common problems that you will face are clogged sinks. For example, you may be washing the dishes in your kitchen and the water refuses to drain. Of course, a slow drain is not an emergency, but if it becomes completely clogged, then it is a serious problem.

There are many things you can do when this occurs and if you know that a specific object is clogging the drain, then you can use a long tool to remove it. Also, if you have a drain cleaning solution, you can pour it down the drain and it may dissolve whatever may be blocking it. In the case of the kitchen and food is blocking the kitchen sink’s drain, then this is an easy solution.

Another common problem that can occur are blocked toilets. The toilet is probably one of the most used room in the home and a blocked toilet can really ruin your day. However, there are many DIY solutions you can try out before calling a plumber at Firstly, you can use a plunger to help unclog the toilet. Of course, make sure to wear gloves if doing so.

Another option is to fill a bucket with a gallon of water and then slowly pour it in the toilet bowl. If the water level in the toilet drops, then this means that it has been unclogged and you are safe to flush the toilet.

emergency plumbing issuesIf you are taking a shower and the water starts to pool around your feet, then you have a clogged shower drain. The main reason why this becomes clogged is because of soap scum and a buildup of hair. This can easily be unclogged by pouring water and baking soda down the drain. You can also use any drain cleaning liquid to clear the drain as well.

Next, another problem that you may face is a faulty boiler. You will know there’s a problem if you’re not getting enough hot water or you actually see water leaking from it. These leaks can also result in property damage, which means they should be fixed as soon as possible. If the valve is faulty or broken, it can easily be replaced. However, if the boiler is rusted or has another major issue, it would need to be replaced.

In closing, we have just looked at a few emergency plumbing issues and what you can do about each one. However, there are many other potential issues and if you can’t fix it yourself after a Google search, you should call a reputable and professional plumbing company to diagnose the problem and fix it.