Your home is your sanctuary, the place you go to relax, rest, and recharge. It's where you never want to have any problems or issues, but as a homeowner, you are going to encounter these issues from time to time, and it's important to know how to handle them. In an emergency, it's always best to stay as calm and collected as possible to keep a cool head so you can make the proper decisions and do everything you need to do in that situation. It's the same way when you handle some sort of emergency at home as well. When there's a plumbing issue, for instance, you need to keep a cool head, take a deep breath, and get to work, because an emergency plumbing problem can be a disaster. Read on for some tips to help you if you find yourself in a plumbing emergency.
Make A Call
Call a professional plumber to get professional help immediately to come to your home. If it's after hours, you are going to pay a bit more for the after-hours service, but it will be worth it in the end if you don't have too much of a cleanup to do after the fact. Call a plumbing service to have someone come to your home to take a look at your plumbing issue, especially if it's not anything you think you can handle on your own.
Clear The Drain
You are going to need to do what you can to clear the water from the drain that is not allowing the water to go down in your home. If you have water running anywhere, be sure to turn the water off to prevent any more water from getting into your home. Eventually, whatever basin the water is coming back up through will overflow, so clearing the drain is important. Use a snake, a plunger, or a drain-clearing liquid to try and remove the clog from the drain to allow at least some of the water or waste to go down.
Stop Using The Drains
In the meantime, while you wait on the plumber, you need to stop using the drains in your home. Stop flushing the toilet, stop running the water, and stop all water usage to prevent any more of the drains from filling up with water or waste. If you have a clog further into your sewer line, adding more to the drains is only going to make things worse for you. Wait to use the drains until help can arrive to help clean out the drains thoroughly.
If you find yourself in an emergency plumbing situation, such as a drain that will not clear, or water that is leaking, you should hire a professional plumber to come out and make the necessary repairs for you.