How To Detect Leaks That May Cause Emergency Plumbing.
Emergency plumbing used to refer to the situation when one may require plumbing services in a very short notice or during odd hours of the day or night, on holidays and on weekends. Emergency plumbing services are very necessary and not cheap. Having a regular schedule for plumbing services and a back-up emergency plumbing service in case of an emergency will help in case a minor plumbing issue escalates. Emergency plumbing leaks and floods from a burst pipe, running toilets, and leaky faucets waste gallons of water and significantly increase the utility bills. Emergency plumbing leaks in sewages and septic tanks can also turn disastrous due to the health risks that it puts because of moulding and bacterial infiltration.
One can be able to determine if there is a leak in the toilet and call a plumber by adding food colour into the toilet tank, which will reflect the leakage in the toilet bowl if the colour is seen in the bowl. Freezing of the pipes may cause them to open up which leads to leakages that can be controlled by shutting off the valve to close water supply to the open pipes. The open pipes should be fixed before the valves are opened.
During emergency plumbing one can also insulate pipes that may be exposed to low temperatures to keep them from freezing and splitting up, gently thaw freezing pipes with a blow dryer and clean out sediment accumulation in the water heater on a regularly to prevent clogs that restrict hot water supply to the relevant fixtures. Avoiding things like pouring boiling water down the toilet, throwing big objects, diapers, sanitary towels and toys in the toilet, thawing freezing pipes with a naked flame, planting shrubs and trees over sewer lines and pouring cooking fats, oils and grease down the kitchen’s drain will help to prevent the chances of an emergency plumbing in very many different ways.
Slow draining water, large puddles accumulating around the drain, water coming back out of a sink drain, toilet water bubbling when faucet is being used, gurgling noises from drain and foul odours from drain are the most common evident to show clogging of drains.
Cleaning of a clogged drain can be done in 3 steps which are pouring of a drain cleaner into the drain and then waiting for 10 minutes, flushing hot running water for several minutes into the drain and using a plastic drain snake to pull out any obstructions in the drain.