Scream! Panic! Get frustrated! Grab the tool box and figure it out alone.
These are the ways we react when we face a leaky toilet bowl, a busted pipe, or a clogged sink. We try to do things on our own out of frustration because we’re going to be late for school or work and we cannot move forward in the day without getting it fixed. How can you when the first thing you need to do is to take a bath and the water pressure is too low or water supply has stopped altogether?
If you live in an apartment unit, you might be lucky if the building owner or your landlord has a 24/7 plumber to assist his tenants. But if you live in a village or a neighborhood where there is not a single plumber available, then you’re in deep trouble. These days, when the weather becomes unexpectedly harsh to us and our home structures, it’s not hard to understand why there is the rising need for plumber anywhere in the world.
In order to somehow prepare you for these worst-case scenarios, we are giving you today some tips that you should follow now, so you won’t get caught off guard. Hold tight!
Have a handyman toolbox ready
The right box can save the day. Truth is, there are certain plumbing issues that you can solve on your own. You don’t need professional assistance to do simple plumbing fixes. If you have a handyman toolbox and the right contents thereof, then you can say goodbye to these uncomplicated plumbing problems.
Keep the manuals of your plumbing fixtures
When you or the professional plumber you hired buys a plumbing fitting or fixture, do yourself a favor and don’t lose the manual. These printed materials usually contain simple fixes and certain tools you’ll need if something wrong happens with the fixture. Some manufacturers are kind enough to put illustrations on what to do should you face trouble because of improper installation or wear and tear. Proper maintenance of the fixture may also be written there.
Know reliable plumbers to call
So this early, even when you’re not encountering any of these problems, you should keep a record of professional plumbers’ contact numbers. Ask your neighbors and friends about a trusted plumber they know and get to know them. Maybe have a little chat with a contractor and find out about their availability. Check out those pros who are available 24/7 in your area. It’s better to hire someone you know even just a little bit than to randomly call a plumber you haven’t met ever.As much as we want to tell you that all plumbing problems are easy to solve, there are major issues that require the help of competent plumbers. In these instances, such as a sewer system issue or a major plumbing pipe damage, experienced contractors should be there to address these structural damages.
Maintain your plumbing system
Lastly, maintaining your plumbing system properly and regularly will save from you tons of hassles that could possibly be brought by your rotting pipes and fixtures. With all the demanding and stressful things you handle on a daily basis, there is no place for plumbing repair on your schedule. So save yourself from having to slip in one in the middle of a busy day by simply hiring a plumber to inspect your pipes and fixtures at least once in six months. Diligence is still the best preparation tip.