Plumbing emergencies never seem to happen when we can tend to them quickly. They usually happen when we least expect them and are underhanded. These emergencies happen late at night when we're half asleep, or during the afternoon when most plumbing companies are closed for the day. However, most plumbers offer a wide array of emergency services that will likely tailor to your needs. They know that nothing goes wrong when it can afford to be fixed - they usually happen at the oddest times, when nobody expects them. That is why it's important to keep a plumber's contact information in your pocket or somewhere around your home, so that you can refer to it if a pipe bursts or if you need their services.

One of the most effective ways to ward off any potential problems is to have someone to maintenance on your home's plumbing system from time to time. A simple drain cleaning or inspection can do wonders when it comes to extending the lifespan of your pipelines. We tend to forget that our plumbing is used on a daily basis, and sometimes quite extensively - specially if you're a business with several employees or a few customers a day. Over time, this can really wear out the insides of your pipes, start to loosen some of the fittings, and generally wreak havoc inside your walls and under your foundation. If you go without a maintenance appointment with a plumbing company for a while, you'll likely end up dealing with one of the following common problems:

• Burst Pipes

It's all too common to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of dripping or sloshing and set your feet down in a few inches of water. In this situation, the first thing you should do before calling the plumber is to find the main shutoff valve and turn it off. Closing this will stop any more water from moving into your home. After this, turn on the taps to let plombier bruxelles   remaining water to drip out. Since the emergency plumber's first move would have been to shut off the water, now he or she is free to locate and replace the broken piece.

• Leaks

Nothing ever stays airtight for extended periods of time - specially if it's being used frequently. Your plumbing fixtures are all shiny and sealed when first installed, but after a few thousand uses a month, they begin to get worn out. Unfortunately, we don't really notice the wear and tear until a leak springs, and then depending on the severity, most of us panic and call a plumbing company right away to see if they can stop it. To make the appointment quicker and easier on them, find the water shutoff valve that controls that specific area.

• Clogs

When it comes to clogged drains and drains that start backing up and overflowing, there's not much that you can do to immediately fix the problem if the plunger doesn't work. Usually, fixing this problem involves calling a plumber immediately. Pouring a drain cleaning mixture down the sink may always seem like a good idea, but the harsh chemicals can eat the inside of your pipes and only worsen the state that they're in.