We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Plumbing / June 29, 2023
When your plumbing doesn’t work as expected, it’s a real inconvenience for you and your family. Unfortunately, the real problem is the lasting damage caused by a burst pipe or an overflowing toilet. When you have a plumbing emergency, you want to call Handyman Connection for residential plumbing repair services in Edmonton to get your home back to its routine. Here are some things you can do before the plumber arrives to prevent the problem from getting any worse.
If you’re seeing water coming out where it shouldn’t, the first thing to do is turn off the supply. Know where the shutoffs are located in your home and where the main shutoff is outside your home. Make sure you also know how to turn off the main shutoff and what tools you might need. In most cases, you can turn the main off by hand, but if you have to access the water meter, you may need a water key. The quicker you can cut off the water supply, the less damage is done to your home.
Know how to turn the water heater off as well. Because a water heater doesn’t have an on/off switch, you’ll probably need to turn the breaker off if it’s an electric heater. With a gas heater, you’ll want to turn off the pilot or switch it to vacation mode. Make sure the water is turned off to the water heater. Drain the water heater if you can using a water hose. Open the hot water faucets to release air into the system for draining.
Use buckets or towels to catch water from smaller leaks. You may not be able to stop the leak, but you can keep water from impacting the structure of your home. Make sure to point these leaks out to the plumber who provides plumbing repair services in Edmonton.
It can be difficult to know whether you should call a plumber immediately or not when you have a small leak or a clogged toilet. The key is to assess the situation calmly while managing the immediate problem by turning the water off. Here are some common water emergencies.
Contact Handyman Connection for plumbing repair services in Edmonton. Our plumbers are licensed, insured and ready to make emergency and non-emergency repairs.