When you have a plumbing emergency, the last thing you want to find out is that a plumber cannot come to your house until the next morning or on Monday if it’s the weekend. Some plumbing emergencies cannot wait because you might not have heat or water. Such emergencies include:
- Burst pipes
- Frozen pipes
- Overflowing toilet
- Smelling gas
- Boiler shutdown
- No heat coming from radiators
In the event of a plumbing emergency, here are some of the things you can do until a plumber can come to your home.
If a water pipe has burst in the basement or a wall, locate the shut-off valve under the kitchen sink or in the basement and turn off the water. If you cannot locate the shut-off valve inside your house, there should be one on the outside that you can turn off to stop the water. After you get the flooding to stop, call the best same day plumbers in Rochester for help.
Usually a clog in the toilet or sewer line will cause the toilet to back up and overflow. A temporary fix is to shut off the water to the toilet by turning off the valve behind it. Then, you can try to plunge the toilet to try to clear the clog, but if that doesn’t work, contact a plumber to clear if for you.
There are some things you can do as a quick fix until a plumber can visit your home and repair the problem you’re having.