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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What Steps To Take If A Pipe Bursts In Your Home

The words "plumbing" and "disaster" should not ever be uttered in the same sentence.
If you come across a plumbing problem it implies two things: damage to your property and money out of your pocket.

Here are 3 plumbing disasters you don't ever want to encounter:

1. A backed up toilet overflowing onto your bathroom floor. Can you imagine the mess and stench that this leaves behind? However, if this occurs be sure to call a professional. Tree roots, incorrect plumbing drain inclines, or a foreign object could be the culprit. One thing is for certain, if you ever have a backed up toilet overflow in your home you will definitely do whatever you can to prevent this in the future.

2. Some plumbing problems have absolutely nothing to do with pipes, toilets, or water. Instead, they are connected to "do-it-yourselfers" who break something along the way. This can be anything from breaking tiles when removing a toilet to putting your foot through the ceiling of a lower level room when trying to access piping. If you don't know for certain that you can take care of a plumbing job yourself you must hire a professional.

3. If a pipe bursts, regardless of the reason, you are going to have one big mess on your hands. The faster you can shut off the water supply the better, but even then, some damage is sure to be done. Although there are times when you may not see this coming, if you do, make sure to call an expert plumber sooner rather than later. We know the best ways to cope with a burst pipe. And we can surely, help your situation if the damage has already been done.

Contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing at 310-473-8111 for assistance with your plumbing disasters.