Sunday, July 7, 2013

Emergency Plumbing Advice

Plumbing emergencies can strike at any time and, if you aren't prepared, they can cause extensive damage and a huge mess to clean up. While you'll definitely want to get in touch with the expert plumbers at Inland Empire Plumbing available 24/7, you'll want to do what you can to stop or reduce the damage before they show up. Here's some advice if you find yourself in trouble.
Turning off a Hot Water Heater

Is your water heater leaking? Start by turning off the gas supply or electricity to the appliance. If you have an electric model, look at the panel on your circuit breaker and find the breaker for your water heater and shut it off. For gas water heaters, find the thermostat knob and turn it to the "off" position.

Next, turn off the water by finding the handle at the top on one of the water lines. Shut it off by twisting clockwise. You'll also want to drain the water from the device to avoid damage. To do this, get a water hose and connect it to the drain faucet at the bottom of the water heater. Point the other end away from you and allow the water to drain somewhere safe.

How to Turn Off Your Main Water Main Supply

If you need to turn off water to your entire house, you have a few options. The first method is finding your main water supply valve and twisting it cockwise to shut it off completely. Then, open an external faucet to relieve pressure and remove the water still retained in the system, allowing it to drain outside the home.

You can also try shutting off the main terminal of your water supply. This water meter box provided by your water district is outside your home, usually near the street, but you may need a street key to access it.

If these options don't work or you can't do it on your own, contact the professional Norco plumbers at Inland Empire Plumbing to take care of the problem.

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