Home Water Damage Prevention Tips | Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service

Home Water Damage Prevention Tips | Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service

Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service provides expert plumbing services to home and business owners throughout the Riverside County/San Bernardino County area of the Inland Valley. Our team of licensed Pomona plumbing professionals are available 24/7 to handle whatever plumbing problem you may be experiencing. We’ll show up promptly and ready to get to work whenever you need us.

Common Household Plumbing Emergencies in Pomona, CA

Home plumbing emergencies can occur at any time of the day or night. Some of the more common household plumbing emergencies include:

  • Leaks caused by damaged pipes, connections, or fixtures
  • Clogged kitchen sink drains and toilets
  • Damaged or broken fixtures, such as a toilet that won’t flush or a leaking faucet.
  • Water heater issues – no hot water, poor hot water quality, etc.
  • Sewer line problems
  • Persistent water pressure issues

Minor Plumbing Problems Are Capable of Causing Major Plumbing Problems

If you’re experiencing a plumbing problem, it’s important to get a plumber over as soon as possible. Even minor plumbing problems are capable of causing major damage to your home and property. The last thing you want to do is shell out thousands of dollars to repair water damage to your ceilings, walls, floors, or foundation. You may also lose valuable, irreplaceable personal items like scrapbooks and photo albums. In addition, standing water resulting from standing water or a backed-up sewer line causes mold growth, introduces harmful microorganisms into your home, and creates other health risks that could affect you and your family.

There are many steps homeowners can take to reduce the risks of water damage before the plumber arrives.

Turn Off the Water

To prevent extensive water damage, shut the water off to the affected pipe of the fixture. If you can’t find the valve to turn the water off to the problem pipe of the fixture, you always have the option of using your home’s main shut-off valve to cut off the flow of water into your home. The sooner you turn off the water, the better your chances of reducing costly water damage and big water bills – a broken 1/2″ water pipe can leak up to 50 gallons of water per minute.

Apply a Patch

If you’re experiencing a minor water pipe leak, you may be able to apply to patch the leak using duct tape, plumber’s tape, pipe putty, pipe wraps, and other fixes. Keep in mind that these approaches provide only temporary relief; you’ll still need to get a plumber in to make permanent repairs.

Use a Bucket to Catch Leaking Water

If you’re experiencing a major ceiling or roof leak, you can reduce the chances of water damage by placing a bucket or other watertight container beneath the leak to catch the water.

Tighten the Joints

Many plumbing leaks are the result of a loose or damaged plumbing connection. If the connection is loose, you may be able to tighten it using an adjustable wrench. (Take care not to tighten it too much – you could end up damaging the pipe joint.)

Call Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service for Emergency Plumbing Services

If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency in Pomona, CA or surrounding communities, call Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service right away. We have the experience and equipment to tackle just about any home plumbing emergency, usually in a single visit. You can contact us through our website or call us at (877) 298-8105 to schedule a call from a Pomona, CA plumbing contractor.