When you look at a pipe or a plumbing fixture there is no way that you can tell whether it is sound or about to fail. The same is true with a sink drain, the water may be running slow but no one knows when it will stop draining altogether and spill over the rim. These plumbing problems can happen at any time; a problem can happen just as easy at ten o’clock at night as it can at ten o’clock in the morning. If it happens during the day plumbers are available, if however, the problem happens at night you will have to rely on an emergency plumber in Wheeling IL.

Although the situation may very well demand the skills of a professional plumber, before you call one in the middle of the night there may be a few things that you can do to delay the work until the following day when you will be able to get the work done at the normal rate, not an inflated rate.

Maybe it can wait:

This tip is valid day or night. If you have a problem with your plumbing the first thing to do is isolate the problem fixture by closing the valve controlling the water supply to the fixture. If this doesn’t work, then locate and turn off the main valve that controls the water coming into the house.

Once you have the water under control you can now take the time to analyze the situation and determine if you must call an emergency plumber in Wheeling IL or whether the short term solution that you made will allow you to defer the call until the morning. If the problem is an overflowing toilet this is something that can be held in check by isolating it from the water supply then the repair can wait, however, if the toilet is the only one in the house then it may be necessary to get the repair made as a matter of urgency. The same thing holds true with a sink, if the bathroom sink is overflowing, isolate it and use the kitchen sink in the meantime.

Make the call:

If a pipe has burst and water is pouring out you have a true emergency, the repair simply cannot wait and the only option you have available is to call an emergency plumber in Wheeling IL. When you do call, explain the problem as best you can so the plumber will come equipped with whatever tools and parts that are needed to fix the problem.

No one wants to deal with a plumbing problem off-hours but if you do you will need access to an emergency plumber in Wheeling IL. You are welcome to call Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc.; emergency service is available Click here.

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