plumbing

Things You Should Remember While Waiting for the Plumber

The water heater repair in your aPark City, Utah home should arrive at any moment. You’ve got yourself in trouble again, that’s why you called the plumber in the middle of the night. There are some things you should do before the plumber arrives to save you more trouble.

Here are some of them.

Plumbing emergency

You don’t need to know how to fix a leaking pipe because your plumber will take care of that. However, you should do some things to prevent more damage while waiting for your water heater repair service contractors. The first thing you should do is to turn off the water.

Turn it off at the primary source or the stopcock. The stopcock may be under the sink. Keep in mind that turning off the stopcock is only ideal for minor problems and that you need to turn off the main source if the problem is severe.

You should also know how to turn off your electricity if the leak is severe and might get near an electric source. Do this even before it reaches an electrical source to make sure no other problems arise. Make sure your body is dry before doing so.

Don’t forget to move things out of the way. Your plumber needs space to do their work. Aside from that, water can damage your items. You should also try to remove excess water if you can to lessen the work of the plumber and yours too after the repair.

Don’t do things yourself but have some basic knowledge

The ones mentioned above are safety precautions that you’re allowed to do. Doing other things like trying to fix the problem yourself is a no-no. Don’t make the problems worse, so just wait for the plumber to repair your water heater or other damaged pipes.

There’s no need to handle things yourself but knowing where the main water valve helps. You should also know how to turn it on or off; otherwise, you can’t do anything while waiting for your plumber. You can also ask the plumber in case you don’t have an idea about it.

Update your water system

water faucet

Have your water system checked regularly, especially when you installed it several years ago. An old water system is more susceptible to damage. Set aside a budget for your water system so you can install a new one when you need to.

Lastly, don’t “play around” with the water system, especially the pressure valve of the water heater. You might think that you know how to but unless you really know then just let the plumber do the work. A mal-adjusted water heater can put out hot water which can burn you and the other people who will use it.

Try not to fiddle with the water system while waiting for the plumber to fix it. Just do the basic “first aid” approach to protect other stuff in the house. Call the plumber as soon as you find out there’s a problem with your water system. They know what to do, and they can help you fix it.

Category

Scroll to Top