Although there are plumbing companies in Edmonton that are always available for emergency cases, it’s imperative that you also familiarize yourself with essential troubleshooting techniques to help prevent the situation from getting worse. If you merely wait for help to arrive, water could continue to seep into the ground and flood your home, damaging your furniture, appliances, and other belongings, as well as causing your bills to skyrocket.

Drainage problems can cause indoor flooding, unless the source of the water is turned off, and the water flow is stopped. The first thing you have to deal with is the main shut-off valve. This is a pivoting valve attached to a pipe shaft. Using a wrench, rotate the valve until the whole water system shuts down.  Most homes with municipal water supply have their shut-off valves near the water meter, which is usually found on the edges of residential properties, with a metal cover  marked “water meter” or “water.”

Besides the main spigot, all plumbing fixtures also have their respective water intake or shut-off valves. Those of toilets and table sinks are located near the supply line or the area between the wall and the fixture. Meanwhile, the valves in kitchen fixtures are located under the kitchen sink.

To help you react faster in an emergency, it would help to locate all these various shut-off valves in your home before a problem does take place, and practice turning them off. Besides water, foreign objects and particles may also go down the drain and cause blockage. Without proper cleaning and maintenance, the substances can accumulate over time to the point of encumbering the drains.

Grease and food particles that build up over time are the common reasons for kitchen sinks to clog. Meanwhile, accumulated hair strands and soap fragments often lead to clogged toilets and bathtubs.

While you should immediately shut off water sources to prevent flooding, you should also lose no time in calling experienced Edmonton drain cleaners like those from Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd., who offer 24/7 emergency cleaning and repair services. These specialists would have the proper skills, tools, and equipment to resolve any plumbing concern with minimum harm to your home.

Drain maintenance is still the most effective measure against drain obstruction even without the use of any chemical products. This includes regular inspections and cleaning by drain specialists to help avoid any unpleasant emergencies.