|When a plumbing disaster strikes, don't panic and stay informed.|
Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies are more common than most of us think, and that can be distressing for homeowners, especially those of us who are less prepared than we'd like to be. However, knowing about 2 of the most common emergencies can help you to take action should the time come. Here's what you should look out for:
Sump Pump Failure
A damaged sump pump can really put a damper on your day (no pun intended). A sump pump functions as an emergency device that redirects water away from your home. So, what do you do if your emergency backup plan isn't in order? Your best shot at saving your home from a flood is to practice prevention. Make sure your sump pump isn't clogged, and if so, do some internal cleaning before the weather calls for heavy storms. Double-check that it can power on properly and that the switch isn't jammed. And, for tips on how to handle a flood, check out our most recent blog.
No Access to Hot Water
Depending on whether you're a polar bear or a human, this qualifies as an emergency. Hot water is a living essential, and going too long without it can create sickness and infection. Using cold water regularly can have a negative impact on your body's homeostasis and does not fight germs as well. If you have gone days or even weeks without hot water, it's time to check for leaks in your water heater or contact your local emergency service plumber.
Prestige Plumbing is your #1 source for quality plumbing service near Dalton, Ohio. For water heater repairs, installation, and sump pump emergencies, keep this number handy: 330-828-8888. Or, reach us in Stark County at 330-837-7777.