You take your plumbing for granted, often accepting without question that water flows smoothly and cleanly throughout your home. It is one of the most important parts of owning your own home, and so when things go wrong with your plumbing it can be a serious issue. If you have a serious water leak or other emergency with your plumbing in Grafton, then Tony Brown Plumbing and Gas Services can offer you some tips for handling this issue.

Understanding plumbing emergencies


Plumbing problems can range from small inconveniences, like slow-running water, to very serious problems that can mean that you need to find a plumber immediately. In any situation, you need to follow these tips to help you escape from the worst consequences of plumbing issues.

Shut off your water supply


The first thing that you have to do is stop water flowing through the problem area. You may want to make sure that you know how to find the shut-off valve for your domestic water, and what to do when it is located. It is the very least that you can do to prevent water from damaging your home while you wait for the Tony Brown Plumbing and Gas Services team to arrive.

Use tape to seal cracks


If the problem is being caused by a crack in an exposed pipe, and you are not able to shut off the water for some reason, then you may try to use duct tape or sealing tape to stop the water from flowing through the pipe. This should only be used as a temporary sealing measure, however, and not for very long. We recommend it as a last resort.

Remove water and flooding


Water can pose a serious risk to your home, particularly when it settles into floors and walls. It can cause mould to grow, damage carpets and floorboards, and even weaken your floors. In order to avoid this, you need to call in our team to help you stop the water, and then use towels and other materials to help you.

Call us today


Plumbing and pipework can cause a lot of damage when they fail, so if you are struggling to resolve a problem with your plumbing in Grafton, then we recommend that you call Tony Brown Plumbing and Gas Services today. You can reach out to us online or call 0419-998-068 now.