There are times when you need to call a plumber immediately instead of waiting a day or two as water damage can be very expensive to repair especially if walls, floors and carpeting are involved. If you just have a drip in your faucet or a clogged drain, you may be able to repair these issues on your own or wait a couple of days to hire a professional. On the other hand if you have sewage backing up into your shower or sinks, you need fast help. The same goes if you have a pipe burst and water is flowing on the floor. You must stop the water at once before doing anything else. It is important to know where all the water shut offs are in your home and the main shutoff valve outside the home. If you can easily shut off the water under the sink for the problem, that is good news. However, in many cases, you will need to shut off the main valve outside the home to ensure that the water is completely off and stop any more damage.
After you have the water turned off, look for the problem. If you can turn off the water, you have at least stopped the problem for now. The water was pouring out of the sink or commode is now stopped. If it is morning, you can now just call a plumber. However, if it is in the middle of the night, the only way to get a plumber to visit is by calling an emergency plumber. You will now have to determine if you can wait until morning or if the problem occurred on a Friday night, wait until Monday morning to have the problem fixed.
Before contacting any plumber, you would need to turn off the water supply, or if possible the waterline that supplies the fixture. This will prevent any further water damage. This would also most likely stop the flow of water. Once you’ve stopped the water flow, assess the situation. If the problem is an overflowing toilet, you will be all right until the morning, as long as you don’t flush. You could also wait in the morning if you will be able to find alternatives, such as using the kitchen sink instead of the bathroom sink. You can then avoid paying for premium for calling in a 24-hour plumber during the night hours, or during holidays or weekend.
When calling a plumber, it is a good idea to get them as many details as possible, such as where the problem is and how much damage has occurred. This way a professional plumber will be able to provide you with a better quote on the costs of repairs. Contact an emergency plumber Pembroke Pines, if the situation cannot wait.