Plumbing problems can happen at any time. They can happen in the middle of the night, holidays and weekends. Lasher Plumbing and Eastern Mechanical offer 24/7 service in the Biddeford, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach area. You should be aware of how to deal with the problem or it can be even more stressful. It is important to become familiar with your home’s overall plumbing system.
The most important thing you must know is how to shut the water off in your home. If you need help locating the shutoffs call and we will stop by to locate and tag your shutoff valves for you hot and cold water as well as you gas shutoff. The tag will also have our phone number on it.
When a problem arises you will need to shut the water off to limit the damage. If the problem is coming from a certain area, such as the bathroom sink or kitchen sink, then you should shut the water off to those fixtures. If that is not possible or doesn’t help, then you should locate the main water valve and shut off the water. The main water valve is usually located in the lowest level of the home. If your hot water heater is gas, then you will need to shut that off as well. Once the water is off, then you can begin to search for the issue.
If you find a leak, then a temporary solution is to cover the leak with some duct tape. You should also place a bucket under the leak to avoid damage to other areas. Once you use this temporary solution, call a professional plumber immediately to fully fix the problem. If you have a clog in a drain, you can use a plunger to attempt to remove the clog. If this does not work, do not try any home remedies. Call a professional immediately. You should never try to use a snake device or drain opener because this could damage your pipes further.
It is important to be on top of any plumbing emergencies that may arise. Always have a professional to call in case of an emergency. You never want to try to fix plumbing problems yourself because it could end up costing you more money.