Emergency Plumbing Repair Houston

Posted on: November 1, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Plumbing

Houston Homeowners Must Need To Know The Importance Of Having An Emergency Plumber

Many times, a homeowner can accomplish basic plumbing tasks at home. It is, however, important to have an emergency plumber on hand to call if and when you encounter a serious plumbing issue. Having the contact information for a professional plumber gives you the peace of mind to know that you can contact them quickly and that the problem will be fixed correctly.

If you’re not a professional plumber, you may not be aware of all the different safety precautions to consider when tackling projects around the home.

Emergency Plumbing

When you are having a plumbing emergency, your first step is to stop the flow of water immediately. You can do this by turning off the main water shutoff valve or the shutoff valve for the particular fixture or appliance. You should know the location of these shutoff valves, so that when an emergency happens, you are ready. Shutoff valves for fixtures and appliances can commonly be found beneath sinks and toilets and behind clothes washers, water heaters and other appliances.

We understand how an emergency can affect your life and we are here to help you one on one or as a whole team if needed. When you call you will talk one on one with one of our owners , no machines. They will be at your location usually within an hours time to get the issue resolved as quickly as we can. We put our decades of experience behind everything we do and take advantage of every new innovation to fix your problem quickly and safely and back it up with a guarantee.

Emergency Plumbing Preparedness

  • Find Your Main Water Shut-Off Valve and Communicate With Everyone in the House
  • Have A Plan In Place for Electricity Loss During Heavy Rainfall
  • Find Candles and Have In place in Case of Power Loss or Electricity Shut Off
  • Have A Space Heater or Pipe Foam in Case of Frozen Pipes

What To Do–Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes are not only a nuisance but can be a very serious problems costing thousands of dollars if not remedied as soon as possible. Do Not use Electricy around Frozen Pipes as the dripping water can cause Electrocution such as Blow Dryers.

  • Shut Off Nearest Valve to Frozen Pipes.
  • Turn On Lowest Sink in House that is connected to the Frozen Pipes such as a Basement Sink.
  • Set-up Space Heater in Frozen Pipe Area if available. Make sure you follow Space Heaters Safety Precautions.
  • If Pipe thaws out install Pipe Foam around Pipe to ensure the pipe doesn’t freeze again.

What To Do–Broken Pipes

A Broken or Busted Pipe can cause not only a total loss in Water Pressure but serious damage to belongings and valuables even causing health issues like Mold and Mildew. Check for multiple leaks from Valves or Joints.

  • Do Not Attempt to Fix Broken Pipes if Water is present by Electrical Boxes, etc

  • Turn Off Electricity where possible

  • Shut off Main water Line Valve or Hot Water Heater Valves.

  • Use Shop Vac or Mops to collect Water before it can soak into Walls or Wood causing Mold.

Plumbing Safety Tips

To help keep your family safe, do a routine safety check around the home. In general, keep an eye out for signs of bigger plumbing issues such as interior leaks and damaged lateral waste lines. These can lead to safety hazards such as mold, termites, rot, and wastewater backup. Home buyers in particular should be on the lookout for these issues when considering buying a house. Call us for your home service and repair needs.

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