Picture this! You are home alone and decide to wash a load of clothes. All you do is load the clothes into the washer, dump in the detergent, turn it on and then you go and relax with a cup of coffee. All of a sudden, you feel water on your feet! What do you do? This is one of the most horrible Plumbing Emergency you can have because of the water damage, unless you run the toilet over onto the floor because it quits flushing and is stopped up. Most of the time you also won’t remember where you turn the water off.
Try not to panic. It is hard not to panic when you want to run around the house screaming while promising you won’t ever take the plumbing for granted ever again! Try to remember where you turn all the water off. Call your local plumber. One that will be there for you and who answers the phone when it rings. You want someone who will fix the problem right away and help you get your bearings together so that you can settle down to a good life again. You never really gave a thought to the destruction water can do to a home, yard or even the neighbor’s yard until today during this terrible Plumbing Emergency.
Now you know what the plumber goes through each day of his life. He deals with the Plumbing Emergency of every one of his customers. One thing you can do which will certainly keep this from occuring again is to schedule a yearly maintenance check-up with your plumber so that he can keep pipes open and running smoothly. Your plumber can even use a camera that will look down the drain pipes so that he knows which ones are clogged and need cleaned.
Don’t wait for a Plumbing Emergency to occur next time. You can keep the pipes cleaned by using the products your plumber recommends. Just remembering this evening when you wanted to run down the street away from the water should help you decide to make sure the pipes are cleaned by the plumber you can trust and the one who immediately helped you!