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If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you’re in a plumbing emergency. Rest assured that Reliant Plumbing is here to help resolve your problem right away. Our experienced licensed plumbing technicians are available for emergency repairs 24 hours a day, even late evenings and weekends.
Give our local office a call to discuss your issue and we’ll dispatch a plumbing professional right away. If you suddenly notice water spraying out of a leaking pipe or flooding a room, it is imperative that you turn the water off as soon as possible. Read below to learn how to turn off your water and what to do in an plumbing emergency.
What To Do in a Plumbing Emergency
- Turn off your water to prevent further damage.
- Open your home’s drains and spigots
- Assess the damage and call a professional plumber!
Watch this video to learn how to turn off you water, plus more tips and tricks in an emergency.
How Much Does An Emergency Plumber Cost?
Every plumbing situation is unique, please contact us now to get connected with our experienced and compassionate service team to see how we can help with your emergency. Our service team is prepared, ready, and available to answer any questions you may have. We are ready and capable to tackle even the toughest residential and commercial plumbing.
When Should I Call An Emergency Plumber?
The following situations require immediate attention from one of our Reliant Plumbers:
- Wet Spot on the Floor
- Wet Spot on the Wall
- Flooding Toilet
- Flooding Bathtub
- Backed up Toilet
- Water Heater Not Working
- No Hot Water
- Grinder Pump Not Working
- Water Heater Leak
- Broken Pipe
- Severe Ceiling Leak
- Water Softener Leak
- No Water in the building
- Backed up Shower or Tub
- Rotten Egg Smell
- Gas Leak
- Leak in the yard
- Severe Water Pressure Loss
How Do I Get An Emergency Plumber To Come To Me?
Contact Us Here to get started! We serve areas across Central Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Bastrop, Bee Caves, Cedar Park, and many more.
Schedule a San Antonio emergency plumber with our service team today. Our plumbers dispatch from their home, not our office. And we live all across the city. We can be at your home or business within minutes. Reach us by text, email, or request an appointment online!
What should I do while waiting for the plumber?
Turn Off Your Water
In most plumbing emergencies, you need to turn your water off right away to prevent flooding or further damage to your home. In the midst of an emergency, it’s usually best to shut off the water to your entire house. Most homes’ main shutoff valves are located outside near your water meter. You should find it past the meter on the house side, usually in a box just below ground level. Once you locate the valve handle, simple turn it clockwise until it stops. It’s important that this valve is either in the full on or full off position. It is not designed to be left partially open. See the above video for more detailed instructions with visuals.
If you have a leak that is less urgent, you may be able to turn your water off at the fixture rather than losing water supply to your entire house. For your sink, you can usually see two chrome or plastic stop valves under your sink at the back of the cabinet. You will need to turn off both valves to stop water supply to your sink. Toilets have just a single stop valve, which is usually located on the wall right behind the toilet.
Open Drains and Spigots
After you’ve shut off your water at the main valve, there will still be water in the pipes. To prevent this water from further damaging your home, you need to release it to the outside. Walk around the exterior of your home and turn on any spigots or water hoses until the water flow stops.
If you notice a clog or backup during this process, you can try to release it with a plunger. However, it is very important that you do not under any circumstances put chemicals down your drains. Harsh chemicals can cause extensive damage to your plumbing system. It is best to wait for your plumber so they can diagnose the problem and help provide you with a solution.
Assess the Damage
If you are able to, it’s important to assess the situation before you call us. Carefully observe the problem area and look for any potential water sources. You should also feel walls or floors to check if they feel warm or wet. The more information you can provide to us, the better we can be prepared to service your problem.
Contact Professional Plumber
People often forget to call their plumber in the height of an emergency. It’s important to Give Us A Call right away to minimize the damage to your home. We can also walk you through what you need to do and assess whether or not your household is in danger. This is especially important when it comes to gas leaks, which can cause damage to your home if not cared for properly.
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5 Tips for Good Toilet Maintenance
Water Heater Repair, Maintenance, and Installation
Schedule Your Service
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