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How To Detect Leaks That May Cause Emergency Plumbing.

Emergency plumbing services refers to when one plumber at short notice or during odd hours of the day or night, on holidays and weekends and demand his expertise. Even though emergency plumbing services are not cheap they are really important. Emergency plumbing problem may occur as a result of underestimating in scope of a problem hence the importance of regularly scheduled plumbing services and a back-up emergency plumbing service in case of an emergency. Increased utility bills and water wastage can result from emergency plumbing leaks and floods from a burst pipe, running toilets, and leaky faucets. Emergency sewage leaks lead to mould and bacterial infiltration that puts the other occupants at health risks.

One can be able to determine if there is a leak in the toilet and call a plumber by adding food colour into the toilet tank, which will reflect the leakage in the toilet bowl if the colour is seen in the bowl. Freezing of the pipes may cause them to open up which leads to leakages that can be controlled by shutting off the valve to close water supply to the open pipes. The open pipes should be fixed before the valves are opened.

During emergency plumbing one can also insulate pipes that may be exposed to low temperatures to keep them from freezing and splitting up, gently thaw freezing pipes with a blow dryer and clean out sediment accumulation in the water heater on a regularly to prevent clogs that restrict hot water supply to the relevant fixtures. One should also avoid pouring boiling water down the toilet as it causes the bowl to crack, throwing big objects, diapers, sanitary towels and toys in the toilet as it causes clogging, planting shrubs and trees over sewer lines, thawing freezing pipes with a naked flame to prevent thermal expansion of water which causes the pipes to bust open and pouring cooking fats, oils and grease down the kitchen’s drain to avoid stubborn blockages which makes drain cleaning extremely difficult.

The early signs that can help you detect a clogged drain are slow draining water, large puddles accumulating around the drain, water coming back out of a sink drain, toilet water bubbling when faucet is being used, gurgling noises from drain and foul odours from drain.

Cleaning of a clogged drain can be done in 3 steps which are pouring of a drain cleaner into the drain and then waiting for 10 minutes, flushing hot running water for several minutes into the drain and using a plastic drain snake to pull out any obstructions in the drain.

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