5 Things You Need to Do to Keep Plumbing Costs Down

Problems with emergency plumbing can be expensive, particularly when you panic. The trick to saving you money and stress is actually quite simple – stop panicking and making things worse! Instead, take the time to read this and find out what you need to do to keep your plumbing costs down.

Turn Off Your Stop Cock

Sometimes calling an emergency plumber is totally unavoidable, but you can minimise the damage until they arrive. By simply turning off your water, you will save a considerable amount of money and damage to your home. Of course, the first thing to do is locate the stop cock in your home. If you don’t know where it is, then we recommend that you find before an emergency occurs…it will make things much easier.

Turn Off The Mains

If water gets into your electrics following a plumbing emergency, then you know longer have a plumbing disaster, you have a CATASTROPHE! Blowouts, fires and all manner of seriously dangerous problems can occur as a result of not turning off the mains swiftly. So, as soon as plumbing problems occur, get to those mains sharpish.

Clear The Area

When your plumber arrives, you want him to finish the job, and quickly. If the house is a total tip, specifically the problem area, then it will take your plumber far longer to even get to the problem, let alone fix it. By keeping problem areas tidy, you are actually saving yourself a considerable amount on the bill.

Keep a Record

Make a note of everything that happened leading up to the emergency. It will be much easier for you and your plumber to identify the problem and what caused it. This will certainly save a huge amount of time for you if emergencies should occur, and keep that all-important bill down.

Plan Checks with Drain Doctor

The truth is, emergency plumbing problems cost considerably more than general plumbing work. So it is always worth planning maintenance (especially if you’re a commercial business owner) or check-up work in advance to save yourself some money.

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