A Plumbing Emergency Can Happen To Anyone At Any Time

The plumbing system in your home is one of those things that can fail without any prior warning. When you look at a pipe or a fitting, there is no way for you to know if it is about to burst or the sewer is about to backup and overflow. These are things that can and do happen, and they can happen at any time. When they do the first thing that most homeowners do is contact an emergency plumber in Winnetka IL.

Before you call a plumber in the middle of the night ask yourself if it really is necessary, is there something that you can do to stave off the plumber until the morning?

Can it wait?

If you have a plumbing problem in the pressure side, the first thing to do; regardless of the time, is turn off the supply to the fixture that has failed. If water is pouring out of a fixture it can be isolated and stopped by simply closing the valve that controls the fixture. If you can’t identify where the water is coming from then locate the main valve and turn it off.

Once you have at least stopped the water flow you can now take a moment to analyze the situation to determine if you must call the emergency plumber in Winnetka IL or whether it can wait until the following day. If it is the toilet overflowing any damage can be mitigated by turning off the water supply, the repair can wait as long as there is no need to use the toilet. If it is the only toilet in the house there may be an urgent need for repair, however, if there are other toilets the repair can wait. The same holds true for sinks, if the problem is with the bathroom sink, turn off the water supply and use the kitchen sink in the meantime.

Make the call:

If you have a true emergency and the repair cannot wait then you have no option but to call the emergency plumber in Winnetka IL. When you do call, describe the problem in detail so that the plumber is in a better position to provide the approximate cost of the repair.

There are certain plumbing problems that can wait; there are also problems that must be attended to immediately. If you need an emergency plumber in Winnetka IL you are invited to call Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc.

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