If you have never had the misfortune to suffer an emergency plumbing disaster, you can count yourself very lucky. Many people just don’t realize how bad things can get when a pipe bursts – it can devastate a home. Floors, walls, ceilings, doors & furnishings are all susceptible to damage, and the thing about water is that it can find its way into the smallest of gaps, meaning that you could be finding damaged spots for months afterwards.
Prevention and Maintenance
If you have spotted a leak in your pipework (no matter how small), you should always get it fixed (or at least take advice). It may just be a small drip, but it definitely won’t fix itself and could easily get worse.
More often than not, a smaller leak is easier to fix than when it turns into something more forceful. Less damage to your home and your wallet are the result: a win-win situation.
The worst case scenario is coming home to find water gushing from underneath your door. Opening the door reveals the extent of the devastation and your first reaction is “what can I do?”
Truth be told, there is very little that you can do at that point to make things better, but if you know where the stop valve is, shutting off the water is about the best thing you can do.
Time to call an emergency plumber! An experienced and professional plumber will know exactly what needs to be done and the most efficient way to do it. Keep their number handy so you know where it is when you need it!
Scheduled maintenance with Reichelt Plumbing should help you avoid those plumbing disasters; our experts know how to fix any type of plumbing problem with least disruption. Submit a request today or call us to discuss your needs.