How to Find a Qualified Reno Nevada Plumber
Do you panic right away when you have a plumbing emergency? Being a homeowner your goal is to prevent further damage. Here are tips on how to handle an emergency plumbing situation.
According to an article at handyamerican.com, “Need to Hire a Plumber”
“In a plumbing emergency the first thing you want to do is turn off the water supply to your leak and that’s actually easy enough to do for the average homeowner. And the added benefit to turning off the water yourself is that it buys you time; Time to take a quick look at several plumbers and time to make a good decision on who to hire rather than just hiring the first guy that answers his phone and paying whatever he charges.
If you have busted pipe or water spewing from the floor somewhere, your best bet is to shut off the main water supply to the house. The average home has a shut off valve provided by your local water department and can be used to shut off the water supply to your house. The valve is typically located underneath a rectangular lid that usually also contains your water meter. In most modern homes today the water meter is found in front of the house located somewhere on the sidewalk or pavement to the street. You will need a wrench to shut off the water valve and in most cases even a crescent wrench will do the job.
On the other hand if your toilet or water heater has a leak then you can turn those off individually. A toilet has a shut off valve that is typically located at the base of the toilet at the wall and is usually in the shape of an oval. The water heater will have a shut off valve usually located adjacent to the water pipes leading to and from the water heater.
Once you shut off what you believe is the water source to your leak, it’s time to check and make sure that you have stopped the leak. Once you have confirmed that you have stopped the leak you can move onto finding and hiring a reputable plumber at a reasonable cost.” To read the entire article click here.