A plumbing emergency can happen to anyone, at any time. If you find yourself in the middle of a plumbing emergency, it’s important to know what to do! In this article, we will discuss some of the most common plumbing emergencies and provide tips on how to handle them. Don’t panic – with a little knowledge and preparation, you can handle any plumbing emergency that comes your way!
What Should I Do if I Find a Leak?
Leaks in your plumbing can cause water damage, mold, mildew, and wood rot which can cause expensive damage if left untreated for too long. If you find a plumbing leak, it’s important to take action right away to prevent further damage. The first thing you should do is turn off the water supply to the affected area. Next, try to locate the source of the leak and fix it if you can. If you’re unable to fix the leak yourself, call a professional plumbing contractor for assistance.
What Should I Do if I Have a Clogged Drain?
If you have a clogged drain, the first thing you should do is try to clear it with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, use a plumbing snake to try to clear the clog. If neither of those methods works, call a professional plumbing contractor for assistance.
What Should I Do if my Sump Pump Backs Up?
If your sump pump backs up, the first thing you should do is check to make sure that the sump pump switch is turned on. If the sump pump is plugged in, use a wooden broom handle or something similarly non-conductive to raise the float to ensure the pump is still functioning. If the pump is working there could be debris in the basin blocking the suction, you can attempt to remove the debris by unplugging the sump pump and cleaning the basin out. If water is overflowing from the sump pump basin and it won’t turn on, contact a professional plumber immediately so the problem doesn’t continue to get worse and cause a further issue.
Here at BM Sewer and Drain, we can handle all of your plumbing needs. From leaks that can quickly cause damage to clogged drains and sump pumps that can cause water to back up into your home, we have the solution. If you have a plumbing emergency call us right away at (716) 803 – 4065 and we can walk you through the steps you need to take before we can arrive.