A plumbing emergency can happen at any given time! Usually, it’s in a moment when we least expect it. Although you may not be able to predict it, you can prepare for it.

Here are five tips for when the unexpected happens:

    1.Find the source of the problem

Figure out what the problem is and where it is coming from. Sometimes the issue isn’t as noticeable, forcing you to look a little closer and figure out exactly where it is coming from. 

    2.Locate the water shutoff valve

Locating the water shutoff valve is so important. If a pipe was to burst, turning off the main water shutoff valve can save you. Take the time to learn where and how to turn it off before a situation occurs. 

    3.Call Greenwood Plumbing & Heating

It is important to take action and call a plumber so the issue gets resolved quickly. Greenwood Plumbing & Heating has courteous staff and techs, quality repairs, and provides an experience that will make you feel like you’re being helped by a friend rather than an impersonal contractor. We provide fast turnarounds, personalized attention, and technicians you can trust.

    4.Reduce water damage

It is important to reduce the water damage and stop the problem until help arrives. If a pipe bursts, make sure to turn off the water immediately and cover the hole with duct tape.

    5.Make space for the plumber

Whether it is the pipes below your sink or your washer in your basement, the most convenient thing you can do for the plumber coming to fix the issue is clear the space surrounding the pipes. It obviously isn’t a top concern but will help make the process go much smoother. 

 

We also suggest you take the time to go out and purchase some basic plumbing tools to minimize damage in the event of an emergency. Some tools that would be helpful to have handy would be a five gallon bucket, a plunger, a wrench, pliers, a screwdriver set, and duct tape. Some common emergencies might include, sewer or main line clogs, a burst pipe, or even a frozen pipe. 

 

 

No plumbing problem is too tough for us to handle. Every service call is personalized to your specific needs, no matter the issue. We make sure that every technician will help guide you through every step of the problem and make sure you receive long term solutions. At Greenwood, you will always be treated like family. 

 

Call Greenwood Plumbing & Heating to learn more about how we can help you in a plumbing emergency. We offer repairs such as re-piping, clogged toilet repairs, burst pipe repair, gas leak repairs & leak detection. Offering 24 hour emergency service in Warwick and nearby areas in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts.