How to handle common plumbing home emergencies

As a homeowner, it’s important to know what to do in the event of a plumbing emergency in order to stay safe and reduce potential damage to your property and belongings. Here are a few of the most common home plumbing emergencies that you should be prepared for:

  • What to do when your water heater/boiler bursts: Hot water coming through your ceiling or leaking down your hallway? You may have a burst water heater or boiler. Be sure to switch off your water mains and your electrical mains in order to stop the flow and prevent any possible electrical shocks. Turn on all your hot water taps to drain the water heater and put down old towels to prevent damage to your floors. Then call in the professionals.
  • How to deal with a leak: Not only can these cost you money in lost water, they can cause a lot of damage to the area around it – from warping your walls to marking your floors. As soon as you notice a leak, turn off the water. Then call in your plumbers, who will be able to find exactly where the leak is originating from and do the necessary work to get your plumbing back to work.
  • How to manage a burst pipe: This has similar results to a burst geyser, where water will come pouring out from under walls or through ceilings. Often, this can be caused by very cold weather or even just simple wear and tear. Switch off the water immediately and call in the plumbers. They’ll replace the pipe and find out what the cause was in order to ensure that it can be prevented in future.
  • What to do when your drains are clogged: If you have a foul smell coming from your drains or water flowing very slowly out of your sinks, shower or bath, you probably have a blocked drain. A messy job to clean up, this can result in unhygienic backflow if the issue becomes severe. Call the plumbers out as soon as you notice these warning signs and they’ll ensure that your drains are clean and clear in no time!

Plumbing supplies and replacement parts in New Jersey

At Crosstown Plumbing Supply, we have a wide range of plumbing supplies that includes everything from piping, replacement boilers, sinks and air conditioning systems to kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We can assist you in finding a contractor who can repair your plumbing problem, while our wholesale prices and location in a 3.5% NJ sales tax zone means that you get showroom quality plumbing supplies at the most affordable price.

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