Plumbing emergencies, like fender benders, never happen at the opportune time. So, it makes sense to know a few things you can do when your plumbing goes rogue and doesn’t perform the way it should. If you have a break in your faucet or an appliance like your water heater is leaking, it’s best to deal with the problem as soon as possible. The following tips for tackling a plumbing emergency are meant to deal with the problem until the professionals arrive to make the proper diagnosis and repair.
- Turn off the water source at the first sign of a leak or plumbing problem. If that doesn’t stop the water, shut off the main water supply to your home.
- Try to figure out the problem the best you can before you call an emergency plumber. This gives the plumber good information on what to look for to quickly fix the situation
- If you have a sewer-related problem, then your water company may be responsible for the fix or you may be able to send them your bill for a reimbursement.
- When you do call the emergency plumber, find out if there’s a charge for a service call and to estimate how much the repair will cost.
Armbrust Plumbing & Heating Solutions provides 24/7 emergency plumbing services in St. Charles, IL, as well as the surrounding areas, including Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and throughout DuPage County.