There are certain plumbing problems that need the immediate assistance of an emergency plumber, however, plumbers may not always instantly arrive at your home a couple of minutes after calling them. Keep in mind that they may be located several miles from your home and may have to endure Myrtle Beach traffic to get to you. During these situations, you can’t just stand by and stare at the big mess that your plumbing problem is causing while waiting for the plumber. Do not worry because there are some things that you can do to provide some form of first aid to your plumbing emergencies before your emergency plumber arrives.
First Aid For Plumbing Emergencies
For leaking faucets:
This is one of the most common plumbing emergencies faced by many homeowners. The first thing you need to do while waiting for the Myrtle Beach plumber to arrive is to identify the specific type of faucet that is leaking. Note that there are different types of faucets used throughout the average home and each type of faucet require specific plumbing repairs when it leaks. In an average home, there can be a cartridge or ball faucet that has one lever for both cold and hot water and a compression faucet which has two levers.
The most common type of faucet that could leak is the cartridge or ball faucet. To stop the leaking in this type of faucet, you will need to shut off your main power supply and remove the faucet handle. Have the Myrtle Beach emergency plumber replace or repair the faucet handle when he arrives.
For clogged toilets:
Another common plumbing problem that requires immediate plumbing assistance is clogged toilets. Your toilets can get clogged if objects that are not meant to be drained via the toilet are accidentally flushed through it. This may include tissue paper, small toys, and other objects in the bathroom that are small enough to fit in your toilet. The first thing you will need to do when you notice that your toilet is clogged is to shut off the water supply and then call your plumber. If the toilet has started to leak water because of the clog, clean the area while waiting for your plumber.
You can also try unclogging your toilet by removing half of the water in the bowl and using a plunger to push the clog further down the drain. If the clog is big, you will not be able to flush it out with the plunger. For bigger clogs, you should use a plumbing auger to try to break the clog into smaller pieces that can easily go down the drain.
For clogged kitchen drains:
If objects or debris that are larger than food particles were pushed down your kitchen drains, they can cause the drain to clog, which can be a huge problem as it can easily lead to leaking and water overflow. Thus, you will end up with a huge mess to clean if the plumber will not come quickly.
To prevent this from happening, you might want to try using a plunger to remove whatever is clogging the kitchen drain. After repeatedly moving the plunger up and down and you still cannot get the clog out, you could use a plumber’s snake, if you have one. Otherwise, you will have to wait for the plumber to arrive. There are plumbers who will provide you with a step-by-step assistance via phone call if they are not able to come to your house quickly. MBHS Plumbing will call you back as soon as they are certain they will not come to your house in time to provide with easy and detailed instructions to help temporarily relieve your clogged kitchen drain while waiting for their emergency plumber.
The emergency plumber from MBHS Plumbing will provide you with quick and immediate assistance for all your plumbing problems. Call them now to inquire about their emergency services. You may reach us at (843) 353-6283.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577