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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

Welcome! My name is Sally. This is my blog about plumbing. I decided to start writing about plumbing after a very scary experience. I arrived home from work one day only to discover that a pipe burst in my home. When I opened the front door, I saw a torrent of water pouring down the stairs. I panicked and ran next door to my neighbour. Luckily, he used to work as a construction contractor, so he has a lot of experience in dealing with household problems. He helped me to turn off the mains water and helped me to mop up the mess. After this event, I decided I wanted to learn more about the plumbing in my house, so I went to a night school class.

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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

3 Plumbing Problems You Should Act On Quickly

by Melvin Owens

If you find yourself dealing with a plumbing problem, you may wonder if calling a plumber can wait, particularly if the problem develops over the weekend or during a holiday period. There are some plumbing issues that aren't urgent, such as a dripping tap or faulty toilet cistern, but there are also problems that should be dealt with immediately to prevent damage to your property. Here are three plumbing problems that you should act on quickly:

A Blocked Drain Or Sewer Line

When you have a blockage, it can prevent you from accessing running water and being able to maintain good hygiene practices, such as flushing the toilet and washing your hands. Blocked drains and sewer lines allow bacteria to build up and can attract pests, such as rodents and cockroaches, and waste can quickly back up out of the drain and leave you with an unsanitary mess in your home. Getting blocked drains and sewer lines unblocked as quickly as possible will minimise your risk of being exposed to harmful bacteria.

No Access To Running Water

When you have no running water in your home, it's not just an inconvenience that you can put off sorting for a few days. Typically, the cause is a leaking external pipe, which can cause water damage and structural damage to occur surprisingly quickly, particularly if the leak runs under your property. Wood rot and mould can develop due to moisture damage, and this can cause respiratory problems in some people.

Flood Risk

If you have a leak that you are trying to contain with a bucket, remember it can quickly worsen and become unimaginable. A faulty water shut-off valve or a leaking pipe are common causes of flooding in homes, and if leaking water gets into your electrical outlets, there is a risk of fire. Flooding also poses a risk of slipping and can cause costly damage to your flooring and walls. Don't be tempted to head out for the day or go to bed with a bucket under a leak, as leaks can change quickly.

These are a few examples of plumbing problems that you should act on quickly. Plumbing companies can often complete jobs quickly during normal working hours, but it's worth ensuring you have the contact details of a few companies that provide an out-of-hours service in your local area. This will ensure you're never left searching for contact details when disaster strikes.

For more information, contact a local plumbing company.