Few things are as much of a nuisance as finding yourself in need of help with Hayward plumbing repairs. However, finding the right help for your Hayward plumbing repairs doesn’t need to be stressful. Based on years of experience, these quick tips from our plumbing professionals will help you make sure your project is a success.
Act as soon as possible in a plumbing crisis
If you’re in the middle of what you would describe a plumbing crisis, call us immediately for our 24 hour, 7-day-a-week emergency plumbing repair services. If anyone is at risk for personal injury, such as an electrical issue combined with a plumbing issue, it’s important to contact the local emergency response authorities.
In a plumbing crisis, every moment that passes can lead to additional water damage to your property, so we highly recommend calling as soon as possible.
If the plumbing issue could cause damage, stop the source
If the plumbing issue you’re experiencing could cause damage to your property, such as an overflow or a leak, it’s important to try to stop the source of the water as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Look around nearby to see if there is a water shutoff valve. It should be a knob along the piping. Many toilets, sinks, and other fixtures will have a local water shutoff valve along the nearby pipe, and you can turn it to shut off the water.
If that’s not an option or if a local shutoff valve isn’t accessible, you may need to disable water flow to the entire property with the main water shutoff valve. This is usually a larger valve located in the garage, basement, a utility closet, or along the outside wall of the home. Again, you can turn this knob to shut off water flow, but in this case it will turn off water for the entire property.
Do cleanup if needed
While you’re waiting for help to arrive, you can try to do some proactive cleanup by removing water with buckets and rags, and position heaters and fans to evaporate the water. That said, when using electronics, be careful not to let wires get close to water, which can create an electrical hazard.
Find a reputable plumber who has done similar repairs in the past
When it comes to deciding which plumber to choose for your plumbing repair needs, there are several criteria to consider.
First, it’s important to make sure that the plumber you’re considering has a strong reputation. At Performance Plumbing, we’re proud to have one of the best reputations around on customer review websites such as Yelp, and we think you shouldn’t settle for anyone with a lower reputation.
Next, it’s important to make sure the plumbing is fully licensed and insured, like our team is for your protection. Also, check to make sure the plumber is significantly experienced and has done the repairs you need in the past. Some repairs are more complicated than fixing a simple leak, so it’s important to get as much information as possible.
Get in touch with us today
If you’re ready to get help with your plumbing repair needs, or if you simply have some questions you’d like to get answered, give us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly plumbing experts will help you out right away.