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4 Things to Do When Emergency Plumbing Situations Arise

Some of the hardest things to deal with are emergency situations. Even with plumbing, emergencies also occur. And when they do happen, what should you do?

emergency-plumbersThe following are some tips to help you get through some of the common emergency plumbing situations.

1. Turn off the water system

At the first sign of leaks, turn off the water system right away to avoid further damages. If left unfixed, even a small leak could cost you thousands of dollars in damages and fees over time. If you are unable to locate the cause of leak, turn off the main water system.

2. Inspect the damage

Examine the area affected by the leak and take note of the damages before calling the plumber. Gather as much information as you can about the situation so that you can provide a good overview to the plumber of what’s going on over the phone. That way, the plumber will have an idea of what to do even before they get to your place.

3. Contact the utility company

It’s also highly recommended to call your utility company for any assistance that you may need. In many cases, the water company takes the responsibility of fixing your emergency plumbing problems. Check with them if the type of your problem is something that they are responsible of taking care of. Utility companies also offer the benefit of a 24/7 service, as well as a free emergency repair.

4. Contact an emergency plumber

Many plumbing companies in Sydney provide 24-hour emergency repair service. Provide all the information that you have gathered about the damage to the plumber. If possible, contact several plumbers to compare service and costs.

For help with any of your plumbing needs, call GF James Plumbing on 02 9649 1099 today.

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Geoff grew up in Berala near Lidcombe in Sydney and attended Birrong Boys High School where he finished his Year 10 school certificate. Geoff was encouraged by his uncle to consider plumbing as he had done a bit of plumbing work on weekends during his school years. DJ Childs Plumbing in Canterbury offered him a plumbing apprenticeship and he spent most of his time working on plumbing maintenance and new roofs on commercial sites. Geoff on Google+.