What to do During a Plumbing Emergency
Plumbing problems usually strike when you least expect it. There’s a good chance you will need help from a Sydney Plumbing Company at some point in time. But what do you do in an emergency situation? We’ve wrote an article which will help you manage the situation and prevent further damage to your home.
Shut Off Water from the Water Main
When you first discover a leak or plumbing problem, the first thing you should do is turn off your main water supply to prevent further damage to your property. Even a small leak can lead to thousands of dollars in damage if left unattended If the leak is isolated to a single faucet or toilet, turn off the water running to the fixture. If you are unable to find the shut off, or it doesn’t stop the water, shut off the main water supply usually located on the water meter usually located out the front of the house.
Check for Damage to Property
Try your best to assess the situation before you call an emergency plumber. The information you provide your plumber will give him a better understanding of the problem and ensure he brings the right tools and parts to get the problem fixed during the first visit
Call Your Plumber
Call a plumbing service company which offers round the clock service and promises quick response times. Try to give the plumber as much information as you can about the situation.
Ask the plumber how much they charge and whether there is a call out fee. They should also be able to give you an over the phone estimate on what the repair will cost. Depending on the situation, it can be hard for plumbers to quote over the phone but they should be able to give you a general idea on the costs involved.
Call Sydney Water
You should always call Sydney Water to find out if you are responsible for the repair. It’s possible that Sydney Water are responsible for the repair if your plumbing problem is due to things such as the sewer main, a blocked sewer or the main water line.
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