Here at Ridgeway Plumbing, we know that plumbing emergencies happen at the worst times possible. While we’re available to help you 24/7, we also understand that you may want to save some cash, and that’s why we will show you the top emergency plumbing repair tips. The first step in any plumbing emergency is to switch off all your sources of water, gas, and electricity that feed the fixture or appliance. When you move into a new home, the first thing you should do is to familiarize yourself with the location of each of these sources. If you don’t know where all these valves and circuit breakers are, please call Ridgeway Mechanical to install tags to clearly mark each valve.
What to Do With a… Clogged Drain?
A slow draining sink or basin is usually the first sign of a clogged drain. We recommend you flush it with hot water and soap, or a solution of salt, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Please don’t use drain cleaning chemicals. Another way to unclog the drain would be to use a plumber. If it still doesn’t work, please call your Atlanta plumber to assist using an auger, or if the clog is severe, hydro jetting.
What to Do With a…Jammed Garbage Disposal?
If garbage disposal is not working at all, push the reset button, which should be located at the bottom of the unit. If that doesn’t work, locate the Allen key and turn it in both directions to loosen the cause of the jam. Use a pair of tongs to remove the item. Don’t ever stick your hand inside the disposal. Once removed, push the reset button again and switch on the disposal. If it still doesn’t run, call your Atlanta plumber for an inspection.
What to Do With a…Running or Leaking Toilet?
If your toilet is running, remove the lid from above the tank to inspect the chain that holds the flapper. From time to time, it may get hung up on another part, preventing the flapper from properly sealing the opening. If this doesn’t seem to be the problem, pull the float up to see if the toilet stops running. Should these suggestions solve the problem, continue to monitor the toilet for a while to ensure it doesn’t happen again. If it doesn’t work, shut off the water supply to the toilet, and call Ridgeway Mechanical.
What to Do With a…Leaky Faucet?
When a faucet’s drip-drip-drip becomes noticeable, shut off the valve to the faucet using your hands, instead of a valve. If the shut-off valve does not shut off completely, shut off the main water valve that supplies the whole house. In most cases, shut off valves to fixtures are either in fully closed or fully open position, and it is common for water to drip out from around the stem when you open or close the valve. However, dripping should stop once you have completed closed or opened the valve. If you’re confident in your abilities to repair faucets, go ahead and do that, using the proper parts. If you don’t know how to do it, call Ridgeway Plumbing. It is not a good idea to experiment with faucet repairs, as it could result in irreparable damage. These are some of the most common plumbing emergencies homeowners face and their emergency fixes. However, Ridgeway Plumbing offers a wide range of 24/7 emergency plumbing services. When you’re in a bind, be sure to get in touch with professional plumbing repairs and services.