Properly Using Your Plunger To Clear A Small Clog

Properly Using Your Plunger To Clear A Small ClogAt Plumbing Emergency Rescue, we know that one of the most common plumbing concerns that we hear from our Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County residents is about clogged toilets, and we want those with clogged toilets to know that sometimes a minor clog can be efficiently handled on your own with a plunger. While the concept of plunging toilet to clear a clog seems like a simple one, getting the right seal, and therefore the right clearing method, down can take a little finesse, but we want to help you to master your plunger so you can take control of any small toilet clogs you may experience. Continue reading

How To React To An Overflowing Toilet

How To React To An Overflowing ToiletWhen a toilet is clogged, one of the first things that homeowners do to try to unclog the fixture is flushing again. It’s not outlandish to think that a second rush of water may be able to clear the clog and get things running again, but this is very rarely how unclogging a toilet works. In these instances, that second flush will often cause your toilet to begin to overflow, and an overflowing toilet can put you, your bathroom, and your belongings into a precarious situation. At Plumbing Emergency Rescue, our professionals are always available to save you from an overflowing toilet, but there are some steps you can take before we arrive in order to ensure your property damage and exposure is minimal.

First, if your toilet begins to overflow, you’ll want to shut the water off as quickly as possible. On many toilets in the Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County regions, there will be a small shutoff valve located under the tank, and this will cut off the water supply to the toilet so the overflow will stop. In some cases, however, there is no shut off valve, and you’ll need to remove the lid on the tank and hold the float ball to stop the tank from refilling, while another person turns off the water using your home’s main shutoff valve. Continue reading

Steps To Take Before Calling Your Emergency Plumber

Steps To Take Before Calling Your Emergency PlumberThere is no set time for a plumbing emergency, and rarely do these occurrences happen when the time is convenient. Whether it’s on a weekend, in the middle of the night, or both, an emergency plumber can be your ticket to rescue when the plumbing in your home decides to go. Before calling an emergency plumber, however, there are some steps you can take to make the visit faster and more efficient, and we at Plumbing Emergency Rescue want to assist our residents in having the best experience possible. Continue reading

What To Do When A Pipe Bursts

What To Do When A Pipe BurstsEven if you’ve protected your pipes during the winter, and continue to be mindful of them all year round, finding yourself with a burst pipe is sometimes something that just occurs. When you find yourself with a burst pipe, the steps you take next can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a big disaster, and allowing a faulty pipe to go along without any intervention can lead you to a great deal of property damage.

If you want to catch a bursting or faulty pipe in its early stages, you’ll need to know what to look out for. At Plumbing Emergency Rescue, we know the huge difference it can make when it comes to finding a pipe that is about to burst, and finding one that already has, and we know that taking these precautionary steps is more than worth it. A burst pipe doesn’t always go from working fine, to suddenly emitting a gush of water, and there can be more subtle signs to look out for if you’re looking to catch the pipe before a disaster happens. First, you’ll want to take note if you notice any damp spots on walls, through the floor, or on ceilings, as this can be a sign of a pipe in distress. Also, if you’re experiencing a sudden lack of water pressure or you can hear the pipes through the walls, it may be time to call an emergency plumber to have the pipes checked right away. Continue reading

The Big Benefits Of An Emergency Plumber

The Big Benefits Of An Emergency PlumberMore than 7.6 million people live on Long Island, making it the most heavily populated island in the entire country. And many of the residents here are proud, independent people who prefer to handle things on their own. But when you suddenly begin to experience a plumbing issue, contacting help could be the best option to consider. An emergency plumber is something that’s well worth finding, and if your current plumber doesn’t already offer emergency services it might be time to rethink who you’re using. Continue reading

What To Do When A Plumbing Emergency Arises

What To Do When A Plumbing Emergency Arises With just under 1.5 million people within its borders, Suffolk County is the fourth most heavily populated county in the entire state of New York. There’s a lot to love about life here, but when issues arise with your home it can make it somewhat more difficult to really enjoy yourself. In particular, plumbing problems can ruin a day and need to be dealt with quickly.

As such, we here at Pluming Emergency Rescue feel that knowing some of the key steps to take when a plumbing emergency arises is important. Here are some things to keep in mind. Continue reading

The Most Common Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Toilet

The Most Common Things THat Can Go Wrong With Your ToiletWe may not realize it, but our toilets are some of the most commonly used fixtures in our home, and you never really appreciate having a running toilet until your toilet decides it doesn’t want to run anymore. At Plumbing Emergency Rescue, our plumbing professionals have seen just about every toilet problem there is to encounter, and there are some problems that are more common with our Long Island area customers more than others. The 5 most common toilet problems that we encounter at Plumbing Emergency Rescue are: Continue reading