Saturday, September 7, 2013

What to Do Before Calling a 24 Hour Plumber in Corona

Once you become a homeowner, you will probably discover at some point that plumbing emergencies can strike at any time. Still, do you know if the situation really requires a 24 hour plumber? At Inland Empire Plumbing, we can send out a professional Corona plumber at any hour of the day, but it may help you to know if the problem requires immediate action or if it can wait until the morning.

Imagine waking up at 3:00am to the sound of running water, only to discover your bathroom floor is covered in water. What do you do? Your first step should be finding where the water is coming from, whether it's the sink, the tub or the toilet. Once you identify the source of the water, you can turn off water to that particular fixture. If you can't find the source or you aren't able to turn off the fixture, you can just turn off the water supply to your entire home, but you'll now be without water everywhere.

Once the water is off, it's time to really assess your situation.

If it's only one item, like the toilet or sink, and you are able to turn off the water at the source, you can just wait until the morning to call for leak detection in Corona. With the fixture off and the water flow over, you can clean up the water in the area to avoid further damage. Just avoid using the fixture until you can get a plumber to take a look during normal business hours to avoid the service charge for 24 hour service.

If it's a real plumbing emergency that can't wait until morning, be ready when you make the call. Do your best to identify the source of the problem and try to figure out where you think the issue started from, what is working in the room and what isn't. The more information you can determine before calling, the more you will have to share with a plumber.

You'll want to give specific details, which will help your plumber assess the damage and determine what work must be done. You can also ask for an estimate, but remember that not everyone will give you a direct quote over the phone until the see the problem. If you know it's your sink, though, they can probably give you a good idea of what to expect. You'll also want to ask for the 24 hour service charge.

Make sure you're comfortable before agreeing to have a plumber visit. If you aren't happy with the first plumbing company you call, try another. With any luck, the problem will be relatively minor to fix and you'll be back in business before long.

At Inland Empire Plumbing, we believe in transparency and great customer service and we have qualified Corona plumbers standing by 24/7. If you're in a tight spot, give us a call and we'll get you taken care of!

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