There are so many things that could go wrong in your plumbing system. Your main pipes could leak, your fixtures could burst, or your sinks, toilets, and drains could clog. Sometimes, it’s not even about how much you spent on installing them; there are a lot of factors that could cause serious plumbing issues:
- Negligence – for instance, throwing and flushing things other than toilet paper and human waste in the toilet; or draining grease and oil in the sinks; or throwing large or fibrous waste in the waste disposal bin.
- Wear and tear – older plumbing fixtures are prone to plumbing issues, because of wear and tear. This is the reason why you have to do preventive maintenance or outright replacement if your plumbing system is over 15 years old.
- Emergency situations – floods or external damages to pipes and fixtures can cause massive emergency issues.
How to Handle Emergencies
The first thing you have to do when you notice a plumbing issue is to stop using it. If your toilets are clogged, avoid using it. The same goes true with sinks, drains, and waste disposals. Using it will only aggravate the problem. The last thing you want is wastewater and other wastes flowing back into your house.
If your pipes are leaking, locate the valve of said fixture and shut it off. The valve is usually located just along the problematic pipes; if you can’t find it or if more than a single pipe is leaking, go for the main valve of your plumbing system and shut it off. The main pipe is usually located in the basement. If not, it should be close to your water heater tank, or along the street.
Finally, and the most important step to do, is CALL 4STAR EMERGENCY PLUMBING SERVICES. We carry a wide range of parts and pieces from a variety of major brands for faster and more efficient services.
4Star Plumbing Emergency Services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year INCLUDING HOLIDAYS. Yes, we won’t let your clogged drains ruin your special moments and events.
Call 954-776-9888 to set a quick emergency appointment and within minutes, our uniformed expert professionals will come knocking on your door!