An emergency plumbing situation can occur at any time of any day.
In this blog we outline a few helpful tips to limit the extent of damage in your emergency plumbing situation:
Can occur when the weather drops to freezing cold temperatures and you have uninsulated pipes. It is essential to insulate your pipes to prevent them from freezing, bursting and filling the surrounding area with cold water which could seriously damage your floors, walls and furniture. If your pipes are currently frozen, run a portable room heater in order to warm your pipes and delay damage. As well, keep the water running on low, since running water does not freeze as easily. Our plumbers will provide you with three possible solutions to prevent a frozen pipe from freezing again – insulating the pipe, wrapping the pipe in heat conducting wire or rerouting the pipe.
Avoid putting things down the drain that can clog up later, such as food, hair or grease. As the debris coagulates, it creates blockages that lead to clogged drains. If your sink is completely clogged you can try pouring hot water down the drain, plunging it, using drain cleaner removing the drain cover and pulling out the clog by hand (exercise caution when using drain cleaners, as prolonged used can damage pipes). Or you can try fishing out the clog with a hook shaped wire. If the problem persists, or clogs are happening on a regular basis, that’s what we are here for.
Clogged Kitchen Sink
When unclogging the kitchen sink, ensure you turn off the switch for the disposal, if you have one, before trying to clean it. Use a long spoon handle or tongs to remove debris. Be sure to never put your hand inside the disposal. Utilize two plungers to unclog the sink, as a second plunger covering the other drain will provide you with the most force. If you are successful, run hot water to assist removing additional debris. If you are not successful, contact our experienced team to get the job done quickly.
If the water in a clogged toilet rises every time you flush, take a wire coat hanger and bend it into a curved shape and try to remove the blockage inside the toilet bowl, being careful not to damage the porcelain. Once you have loosened the blockage, try using a forced cup plunger to fully unclog the toilet. Ensure to place old rags and towels on the bathroom floor to prevent it from getting wet and slippery. At Butler Plumbing, we can quickly identify the solution to your toilet problem. If your toilet requires replacement, you can rest easy knowing that we can install your new toilet fast.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be due to a variety of reasons, including a blocked tap head or a leak in your pipes. Fixing low water pressure could be as simple as replacing your tap head or even just cleaning it out. If you have tried the above and are still finding your water pressure to be on the low side, contact us to come and fix it today.
Need Help With a Plumbing Emergency?
Whatever plumbing emergency you are experiencing we are available for emergency service calls. Give Butler Plumbing a call at 780-432-3947 and we’ll take care of your plumbing emergency today.