Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing emergencies often occur at the most inconvenient times, and they can be quite a hassle to deal with. You can prevent many of these emergencies from happening by paying attention to your pipes and recognizing when there’s a problem.

First, never take a leak or drip lightly. Leaks and drips can and often do turn into much larger problems that could have been prevented if taken care of early on. A leak or drip could be a sign of missing or broken o-rings, loose pipes, or a bad connection. Not investigating what the problem is could cost you a lot of money in the future. In addition to the cost of having it fixed, simply stopping the leak or drip will help save you money on your water bill.

Second, regularly test your emergency water shut-off valve. If there’s a major problem somewhere in your house, you need to be able to cut off all water to your home. Should an emergency arise and you’re not able to stop the water, the amount of damage done will greatly increase.

Next, keep your drains clean. Be aware of what you put in your drain, and try your best to keep things like hair, grease, and fat from going down. These will clog the pipe and can eventually cause a significant amount of damage.

While all plumbing emergencies cannot be prevented, many can. Follow these tips to keep your pipes and drains free from potential disasters. If you do have a plumbing emergency in the Louisville or Lexington, Kentucky areas, call Dauenhauer Plumbing any hour.