Clogged drains, damaged pipes, and gas leaks are the most common residential Maui emergency plumbing situations that people summon their plumber for. The irony is that such plumbing emergencies can be prevented by us from the start. Indeed emergency plumbers report that plumbing negligence is the number one cause for stubborn obstructions in drains and defective pipes. Surprisingly this indicates that we value our cars more than our home. Why? Simply because we service our cars once a year while we dismiss doing the same to our plumbing systems until we face a plumbing emergency by which time it is too late to undo the damage done to our home.
In general preventive maintenance to your home’s plumbing, every once in a while, will not only keep plumbing fixtures, drains, and pipes in good condition for a long time, but will further allow you to spot early problems and have them fixed before they escalate to costly plumbing emergencies. When you encounter an emergency plumbing situation you can take steps to reduce damage to the minimum thereby cutting down your plumbing cost too.
Follow the most common emergency plumbing troubles and their repair:
1 –Burst Pipes: Your top objective until the emergency plumber arrives on the scene is stop water flowing out of the hole. Locate the main shutoff valve to your house and close it. Turning off the shutoff valve will close the water supply to the fixtures and therefore stop the flood. Next turn on cold water taps to drain quickly pipes from trapped water and steam. After damage controlling the emergency call in your plumber to repair or replace the burst section of the pipe.
2 –Leaky Plumbing Fixtures: Close the shutoff valve singular to the leaky fixture. Check the fixture’s trap for debris, hair, soap scum, and food particles that might obstruct its opening and cause overflowing of the fixture. Contact yourÂ emergency Maui plumberÂ for effective plumbing repair.
3 –Blocked Drains & Toilets: Try to lift the obstruction by means of a plunger or a plumber’s snake. If such plumbing tools fail to dislodge the clog, call in your plumber.
4 –Gas leaks: When smelling gas simply evacuates the building. Gas leaks do not lend themselves to D.I.Y. repair due to their deadly nature in the wrong hands. Once outside the home call in your Maui emergency plumber or Gas Company. You can and under professional guidance attempt to turn off the gas meter at the control valve.
Routinely keep gas appliances clean from grease and fatty acids, and ensure their good condition at all times.