Everyone has experienced a plumbing emergency at one time or another. Many issues, such as clogged toilets or sinks, can easily be resolved with a plunger or snake. More serious plumbing emergencies, however, require the expertise of a certified plumber. If you have a plumbing emergency that’s more than a clogged toilet, here’s what to do.
The toilet is one of the most common water fixtures in homes and businesses, but it’s also the one that’s most often taken for granted. Developed over the centuries, the modern toilet provides us with excellent sanitation and a healthier environment by effectively removing bacteria-laden waste from our lives. But what happens once you hit that button or lever? Here’s a quick look into the inner workings of black water systems:
In the first part of this plumbing emergency series, we talked about what to do for bathroom plumbing emergencies. However, there is a lot more that can go wrong in other areas of your home. Take a look at some plumbing emergencies you may find in your kitchen or pipes and how to fix them:
At Stahl Plumbing, we get calls regularly from people who have a plumbing emergency. When there’s water going everywhere, it can be hard to figure out what to do. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to limit the damage while you’re waiting for help. The first step you should take in any of these steps is turning off the water, either at a fixture shut-off valve or your home or business main water valve. In this series,…
When you’re deep into the winter months, problems can pop up with your heating system and health that can make your home uncomfortable. How do you enjoy those special times with your family when your home isn’t comfortable? Here are five common issues that can plague your home during the winter.
When you have an emergency with your plumbing or HVAC system, the last thing you want to hear is that you’ll have to wait to get your system fixed. Not only is it difficult for you and your family, the inconvenience can be downright dangerous during a cold front. The additional expense on top of the existing cost of the repair for bottled water, heaters or other items can make an already frustrating time even worse. This is why you…
When something goes wrong at home, it’s easy and can initially seem inexpensive to fix it yourself. But what about when your DIY job actually causes more harm than good? Let’s take a look at common plumbing and HVAC mistakes that DIYers regularly get wrong:
When you need to have repairs made to your plumbing, does it feel like you either have to wait hours for a plumber that may or may not show up or wait for days or weeks for the plumbing work you need done to coincide with your schedule? If you have a busy schedule and need work done quickly, why not see the difference Stahl makes in getting your plumbing work done as compared to other plumbing companies? Here’s why:…
When you’re dealing with your home’s plumbing at midnight, the last thing you need to realize is that the tool or supply you need is at the store. By keeping a basic kit on hand of essential supplies and tools, you can avoid those frustrating midnight runs or make do until morning when the store opens. Though these won’t cover more advanced plumbing repair problems, they will help keep those minor emergencies down to a minimum:
Now that you know freezing water and plumbing lines do not mix well, is there anything you can do to prevent the worst from happening? The answer is a resounding yes, so pay close attention! Because water expands as it freezes, you ultimately end up with a burst pipe, an expensive emergency plumbing repair that can have devastating consequences. Your local Pittsburgh plumbers advise you to be proactive this autumn and take the appropriate measures to prevent your pipes from bursting.