DIY Solutions For Emergency Plumbing Problems

One of the worst things that a homeowner may experience is a plumbing emergency. The problem can be a burst pipe or a blocked toilet. When these problems occur, it can be very upsetting for the homeowner particularly to those who do not know how to handle a plumbing fix as quickly as possible. Plumbing emergencies are not the same and there are no standard steps to solve them but there are easy solutions that homeowners must know about.

For example, if the bath or basin is clogged, there are drain cleaning products that can be used to solve the problem. Kitchen sinks using get clogged when grease and used cooking oil is flushed down the drain. If the sink pipe is blocked, all you need to do is wrap a tinfoil around the sink trap and apply some heat through a hair dryer. When the tinfoil gets hot, accumulated grease in the drain will melt and flow freely to the sewer. However, if the emergency solution does not work, your best option is to call an emergency plumber who will locate the blockage in the main pipes and clear it.

One of the most serious problems regarding blockages is when it happens in the toilet. Some toilets occasionally get blocked if the family uses a lot of tissue paper. The easiest solution is to use a plunger. If you do not have a plunger, you can use boiling water mixed with shampoo or dish washing liquid which will allow the tissue to flow down the drain smoothly. If this solution does not work, call the emergency plumber.

If your pipe is leaking, you can patch it up with a piece of rubber cut from an old tire. You have to place the rubber patch on the leak and clamp it down with metal clamps. However, this is only a temporary solution.

Your best option during a plumbing emergency is to call P4U Emergency Plumbers to ensure that your plumbing issues will be solved the soonest time possible. A reliable and friendly plumbing service will be provided for the most reasonable price. You can be sure that your property is in good hands.