Whether you have a blocked drain or a leaking tap, how you react to it can make a world of difference. It’s never a good idea to leave things like this unattended for too long, especially if you live in a rented property.
If you call a professional plumbing Denver company to fix the issue, your landlord will request to see verified, documented proof that the work was finished by a licensed professional. Having a problem as big as a pipe burst will require the attention of a professional. However, there are steps you can take to prepare for the plumber to arrive.
What is a burst pipe?
Before getting into the steps themselves, it’s important to know what a pipe burst is. When a pipe bursts, it’s because of the pressure stored up within them due to cold weather. Once the pipe has too much pressure in it, it will rupture.
1 Turning Off the Water
As you wait for an emergency plumber, if you can, locate the water valve and turn it until the flow of water has completely come to a stop. For those living in a rented property and you are unable to find the water supply within your home, contact your landlord or the property’s maintenance man. Most homes that are in the suburbs will have the water valve outside of the house next to the water meter.
On a side note, do not remove any of the tabs, pipes, fittings or even the toilet before the plumber arrived. This may cause additional issues and give you a higher bill.
2 Tidy Up Around the Area with the Problem
If it’s possible, try to clean the area where some of the water has spilled. There’s no need to be meticulous when cleaning as there will be more leakage as the plumber begins working. Furthermore, make sure to clear out any furniture and personal belongings that can be a hindrance to the plumber or if it’s easily damaged by water. Keep your children and family pets away from the area as well until the issue is resolved.
To further prepare for the plumber, keep a few towels close by just in case the floor gets wet from the occurring issue.
3 Let the Plumber Concentrate
You can take a huge sigh of relief once the plumber comes, however, as he/she are working to fix the issue, it’s best to leave them alone. Of course, before starting, they will ask questions that relate to the current problem at hand. If you have any questions to ask, wait until they are 100 percent done or if they stop what they’re doing to retrieve a certain tool. Afterward, the plumber will let you know in full detail about the situation, how and why it happened and what can be done to take preventative measures.
If you’re having any plumbing issues, do not hesitate or wait to get it fixed. Call a plumbing company, such as SWAN Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver, immediately!