Water problems top the list of many homeowners’ woes, especially water leaks. Data from the Environmental Protection Agency suggest that repairing a faucet dripping at two ounces a minute can save 11,000 gallons of water a year.
Catching a small leak immediately and identifying its source are the keys to preventing water waste and water damage, and a few simple tips can help keep a leak under control.
When a plumbing emergency strikes, don’t panic. Follow these steps to help contain your plumbing problem. * Location, location, location. Find the source of the leak. Sometimes the source is obvious; in other cases it is necessary to trace the water flow to find the problem. * Selective shut-off. A system such as FloLogic will automatically shut off the water in the event of a leak, and turning off valves for the specific fixture may be enough. * Drain and dry. Drain out any excess water and dry the pipe once it is empty. Then, try these quick fixes: * Go for glue. If a leak is located at a joint between two pipes, pressing flexible epoxy into the hole might do the trick until a plumber can assess the problem. Work the epoxy in your hands, press it into the hole, and allow it to set. * Pencil tip. If the hole is small, stick a sharpened pencil into the hole, break off the tip so the tip plugs the hole, and wrap the hole with duct tape or electrical tape. * Screw and washer. For larger holes, try placing a washer around the hole, then drive the screw through the hole.
If you are have a difficult time unclogging your plumbing system, then contact ASAP Plumbing. We provide 24/7 emergency services for both home and business owners in the Gulfport, Mississippi area. Call us at 228-865-2727 or visit www.plumbinggulfportms.com/ and request a free estimate!
Services Offered at ASAP Plumbing:
I called the number and had to leave a message. Within 10 minutes someone called me back. They came out within a few hours and fixed my drain. Clay, my technician, was professional, and knowledgeable with a great attitude (especially on a hot Friday afternoon)! Fixed my problem in no time. Their service is outstanding. And prices are reasonable for the area. I would definitely use them again!
Stephanie Mellott First of all, they were ON TIME. In fact, the first visit was early! A slab leak is scary, but within the week, I was scheduled for repair. It took a matter of hours. All of the plumbers were polite and worked quickly and cleanly. When the contractor came to assess the damage to the house, he was so impressed by the lack of damage to my home that he asked me for the name of ASAP twice! Highly recommend this company and their services.
As a property manager I have used ASAP Plumbing for the last 3yrs to service our 300+ rental properties throughout the Charleston area. They are always very quick to respond and they address all of our work orders in a timely manner. They represent the rental company very well while they are on site communicating our the tenants. I greatly appreciate the working relationship we have with the team at ASAP Plumbing and recommend them for any of your plumbing needs, both big and small.