Every now and then, local homeowners run into the inevitable need of finding help for Hillsborough plumbing repairs. If you’ve found yourself in need of Hillsborough plumbing repairs, our team of plumbing experts has created this quick guide to help you get pointed in the right direction.
Remember – plumbing repairs can play a crucial role in protecting your home value and livability, so it’s important to make sure repairs are done correctly and in as timely a manner as possible.
Act immediately for plumbing emergencies
First, it’s crucial for us to note that if you’re having a plumbing emergency, you should call us immediately for our 24/7 emergency plumbing repair services.
What counts as a plumbing emergency? When the plumbing is broken in a way that can cause growing damage to the property or threaten lives or property in general.
In a plumbing emergency, after you call our team our friendly plumbing expert will help talk you through taking steps to protect yourself and your property as much as possible until help arrives.
If water is leaking, find shutoff valves
When water is leaking from your plumbing system, you may be able to locate a nearby valve that you can turn to shut off.
If you can’t find a nearby valve that’s close to the leak itself, you may be able to use the main water shut off valve on the property. The main water shut off valve is usually located in a utility closet, garage, or on an outdoor wall.
Turn the shut off valve clockwise (to the right) to turn off the water flow. This can help protect your property until help arrives by reducing the water flow that can damage your property.
Try to do some initial cleanup
If you’ve got a leaking situation on your hands, you’ll likely want to do some initial cleanup after shutting off the water flow and while waiting for help to arrive.
Rags and towels can be a big help in soaking up water and moving it to a sink or bathtub. Buckets can also help capture dripping or leaking water. Use fans to air out the affected area if water has spilled, and consider using a portable heater if it’s safe (remember to be careful when placing heaters near water).
The sooner you can dry any water spill on your property, the more you can prevent it from damaging your property any more than can be avoided.
If you need other repair help
Not all plumbing repair needs are simply a matter of leaking water. We’ve been called to all kinds of plumbing repair jobs, including fixing sump pumps, drainage systems, sewer lines, pipes, fixing systems broken by tree roots and much more. No matter what your repair needs are, our team can likely help you fix it as quickly as possible.
If you’re ready to get started with your plumbing repairs, give us a call or send us an email and our friendly team will happily assist you in every way possible.