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The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies
Everyone knows that plumbing emergencies can occur in houses due to several reasons, among them blocked drains, damaged pipes or a very old plumbing system. Plumbing emergencies are hard to handle if you don’t have the proper knowledge and training. So it’s a good idea to call an Edmonton plumbing and heating company rather than trying to fix it yourself. Some of the most common plumbing emergencies are:
1. Busted pipes
One of the most common plumbing emergencies is busted pipes. Busted pipes in your house can quickly cause extensive water damage, especially if they are in your ceiling. It is suggested that you should switch off the main water valve and call professional plumbers before immediately if your run into this situation.
2. Frozen pipes
Another common emergency is frozen pipes. This is especially true in houses that are not in use because of vacancy or a long vacation. If the pipe has not broken open one tip is to slowly pour hot water on the frozen pipe to thaw the water inside gradually. If the pipe has broken it is best to call a professional rather than fixing it yourself. Professionals have proper tools and equipment for replacing the frozen pipe. They can also properly insulate the pipe so that so the homeowner does not have to worry about frozen pipes in the future.
3. Clogged pipes
Big problems can arise when objects and hair clog up pipes in your home, keeping your drains from flowing properly. This can also happen in the kitchen when food clogs up the garbage disposal, or in the toilet when your child flushes his toys down the toilet to see what will happen. When the clogs become too extreme for your to fix with a plunger and some drano, it is a good idea to call in a professional so that you know it is fixed properly. In order to avoid this kind of emergencies in future use drain covers, be careful about what you put in the garbage disposal, and try to keep your children from flushing unknown objects down the toilet.
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