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Keep Cool in a Plumbing Emergency

Keep Cool in a Plumbing Emergency

It is important that during the installation of the appliance, you familiarize yourself with all the valves in the house. The tips below explain how an average person can easily deal with some of the common plumbing emergencies that occur in a home.

Problem with the water heater:

1. Find and turn off the gas valve located on the side of the water heater. In case of an electric water heater, to turn the power supply.

2. Then turn off the water supply to the heater. This is usually located on the top of the heater. If this does not work, you need to shut the main supply of the house.

3. Close the water supply to the tank and open the drainage valve to drain water. Some water tanks will require that you open the lid at the top of the tank so

pressure can drain water.

4. You can then call your plumber.

Frozen pipes:

1. Check the pipes to make sure that the frozen areas and the connection points are not split or separated.

2. If you spot a split or broken part, shut off the main water supply valve to the house. Call your plumber immediately. If there are no damages to the pipe, you can then try thawing it.

3. Do not use a direct torch on the frozen part as this is likely to burst the pipe. Instead, open the faucet closest to the frozen areas to allow it to be heated to the room temperatures.

4. If the water starts flowing, allow it to go full stream until the wall chain is thawed. You can then than make additional insulation if the pipes are located on the outside or open the area to allow enough air supply so as to prevent future freezing.

General clogging:

1. To unclog a blocked toilet you use the cup plunger.

2. To unclogging a kitchen sink, use a second plunger to cover the other drain to get the most force to remove the clog.

3. To unclog a bathtub, first open the chrome cap to locate the clog. Use can then use a cup plunger to unclog the system.

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1. Make sure that the plumber is licensed.

2. Make the sure that the plumber has 24hrs service.

3. The best plumber is the one closest to your home.

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