A plumbing emergency is never a pleasant event and is worse when it’s in the middle of the night – yet sometimes it’s inevitable. Waking to the sound of running water and standing on an already soaked floor can be a nightmare, more so if you’re unprepared – not knowing what to do or who to call.
At Fast Service Plumbing and Gas Fitting, our reliable 24-hour emergency services have been coming to the rescue of Edmonton homeowners for more than 15 years. Between discovering the emergency, and waiting for Fast Service Plumbing and Gas Fitting emergency plumber to knock on your door and make the repair, you can start to properly manage the emergency plumbing situation yourself with these simple steps.
First, even before you call an emergency plumber, shut off the water. All homeowners, and tenants, should know where to turn off your home’s main water supply, if you don’t know where it is, make it the first thing you do after reading this article, ensuring all occupants know too, just in case you’re not the one to make the discovery.
Next, you can now clearly assess the extent of the damage (and even start mopping up the water to minimize further damage). Tell the plumber the scope of your plumbing problems, this can provide them with a good idea on how to handle and fix it in the shortest time possible – and whether you need immediate help or if can it wait until the morning (saving you money).
Shutting off the water only stops the water from flowing, not draining, into your home, and it certainly won’t fix the problem. There are a number of plumbing problems that merit a call to an emergency plumber.
During the winter season water freezes, expands, and can suddenly burst a pipe. This is both a plumbing and structural issue that will require professional help in most cases. Similarly, when a faucet or a water supply source in the home won’t shut off it runs the risk of overflowing your sink, tub, or toilet – and it will only get worse. Plumbers can address the matter and install a superior plumbing fixture to avoid similar problems in the future. A clogged toilet, especially if it is the only one in the house is an emergency – depending on how long you can hold it in – as frequent clogs can indicate a more serious problem in a home’s plumbing system.
If ALL your drains are plugged – then the blockage may be between your house and the City’s drains and this does require professional help.
For residential and commercial drain cleaning, routine plumbing maintenance or repairs, or if you are looking for an emergency plumber in Edmonton,contact Fast Service Plumbing and Gas Fitting at 780-718-3880 today for dependable service from start to finish in Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, and Spruce Grove. For your peace of mind, we offer free estimates and all of our plumbing work comes with a one-year warranty.