In Waterbury City, a hot water heater leaking all over your basement floor can cause you to panic if you don’t know what to do. Leaking water, whatever the cause, has to be handled immediately. It cannot be put off if you don’t want expensive water damage. The first thing you need to do is to run to the phone and call Roto-Rooter. We have technicians standing by who can solve your water problem day or night, seven days a week, and even on holidays.
Locate the Leak
Have you located the source of your water leak? Is there a broken pipe or is the hot water heater leaking because of loose fittings? Is the tank worn out and corroded? Go to your water main shut-off valve, turn it off, and then call Roto-Rooter. If there is water spraying from the tank of your water heater, you will have a big mess to clean up. Even after shutting off the valve, the water will spill out onto your floor until the tank is empty. Hopefully, you will catch it when the leak is still small and save yourself from a big disaster.
A sink or toilet being backed up is going to result in water on the floor. When you’ve plunged the toilet and that doesn’t clear it out, try using a pipe snake if you have one. Your child may have put a toy down the toilet that is stuck in the trap and will not move. You’ll have to remove the toilet and try getting it out. If it doesn’t budge, you’ll need to get a new toilet.
The Food Disposal
Do you have water sitting in your sink that won’t go down? Here you can try liquid drain cleaner, but remember that overuse of liquid drain cleaners can actually weaken your pipes. Again, the pipe snake may do the trick. Frequent clogs in your kitchen sink drain may be caused by food being put down the drain. The food disposal, if improperly used, is a huge problem for your pipes. Make sure everyone in your home that uses it gets complete instructions on its proper use. Do not ever put citrus or potato peelings in it. They go in the garbage. After putting food into it, run the water the entire time it is grinding, and do not turn it off until it is clear.
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