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Emergency Plumbing: How to Save Time and Money

When is the Best Time to Call an Emergency Plumbing Service?

There are some obvious home disasters that will require you calling an emergency plumbing service for your Calgary home. For instance, when your bathroom suddenly has a built-in geyser, or your kitchen became a wading pool. At times, you may not have access to an emergency plumbing service right away, so you’ll have to know how to access your water shutoff and prepare a lot of towels when needed. Thankfully, there are various plumbing emergencies that you can address on your own. The question now is how do you recognize these situations?


Essential knowledge when addressing an emergency plumbing crisis is to know the location of your water shut-off valve in your Calgary home. You’ll be surprised at the amount of savings you can generate from avoiding costly damages just by simply knowing where this shutoff valve is and having quick access to it. If you have modern plumbing at home, you’ll be a bit confused since there are also shutoff valves for specific individual fixtures apart from the main one. Having separate shutoff valves are extremely helpful when another fixture is not working, and you still have to use your other appliances like the refrigerator, washing machine, or ice maker.


If you’ve already shut off your valve but it doesn’t seem to work, and the plumbing still backs up, no longer delay calling an emergency plumbing professional. This saying may be a bit cliché, “it is better safe than sorry,” but clearly makes a point of getting plumbing problems addressed immediately.


Think outside of the box and consider your alternatives before ringing up an emergency plumbing visit rather than a regular service. The service charge will considerably drop if your need is not an urgent one. For example, you can use the second toilet upstairs if the one below no longer flushes. Think of other alternatives you can try when you are having plumbing issues at home to delay that service call a bit longer.


There are certain circumstances that will shed light before you consider your situation at home a plumbing emergency. For example, your home and the rest of your neighborhood does not have water. You might not also have water because someone accidentally turned off the water valve. In these instances, they do not require plumbing service and calling for one without a real need for it will cost you a lot of money. Therefore, thoroughly assess the situation before making that phone call to the plumber.

After all, there’s a big difference between having just a regular home plumbing service call in comparison to an emergency plumbing. Requiring their services after regular working hours will cost you more because of the extra effort from the repairman to go to your home when he is supposed to be resting already. Bear in mind that if you have a real emergency plumbing issue, time is important to lessen the extent of the damage.

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