It never fails, a house full of people, and BAM, plumbing emergency! Not all incidents involving a plumbing emergency can be prevented, however, you can be ready for some of them by keeping tools on-hand.
The first weapon on the list is the clogged toilet owner’s best friend, the plunger. A plunger is inexpensive, readily available at every hardware store, home supply store, and major full-home department store. They range in price from $5.00-$25.00. The rubber cup at the end can be flat at the edges or have a lip for stronger suction.
It is best to determine which fits in your toilet before you purchase one as you want the right fit in the event of a clog. If it is just a small amount of paper, it is usually easy to push out into the main sewer line. Larger paper clogs may require more force, but can sometimes be loosened.
Give Us A Call!
If you have a bunch of roots blocking the line you will more than likely know if dirt or twigs come up to the surface of the toilet after you plunge. At this point, stop plunging, and call us for some immediate relief of your clogged lines. #877-I-RECKON/877-473-2566.
If you are confronted with a plugged sink, tub or shower drain, you can try a liquid de-clogging product, but choose very carefully. Find a product which is environmentally safe, chemical-free, and kind to pipes. The do not work as well as a professional snake, that is a certainty. If you decide to try this before contacting us, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging very carefully.
Another way to address this issue is with a mini-snake. A mini-snake can be purchased at a hardware store. It may work for a clog close to the surface, but will not work for a deep clog. Trying to force it far down the drain can cause more damage. If it doesn’t work quickly, stop attempting and contact a plumber.
The final, and biggest, emergency you can have is a broken main line pipe. What you can do for a break in the lines brining water into your home is turn off the main water valve. This will stop the rushing water. You will need to have this addressed by a profession as soon as possible. However, by turning off the water you will have reduced the risk of flooding, a bigger rupture, and keeping your water bill near usual.
This month we are offering $30.00 off coupon for any plumbing repair or any drain cleaning. For a major pluming, drain, or sewer repair we are offering $100.00 off! We wish you, your family, and your pipes a healthy holiday season. If you need us, we are here 24/7, and remember, at no extra charge for an emergency call!
(*Now, a rupture to the sewer is another story. This can not be handled by any means other than calling a plumber immediately.
Running waste will contaminate your lawn, cause a potential health hazard, and will be dangerous to your children and pets. Please, address this type of situation professionally, and quickly.)