By their very nature, emergencies are unpredictable, especially around the house. A toilet may give little warning in the days before it backs up, spilling sewage into your bathroom. A pipe does not make noises before it bursts after an unexpected freeze. If one of these emergencies happens, call us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas.

You will need to do some things before an emergency happens. These can help to lessen the extent of the damage done to your property. You should first identify the location of the main cut-off valve for your home’s water supply and know how to turn it off. This can prevent your home from becoming flooded if a pipe breaks. You also need to keep the number of an emergency plumbing service in Dallas available at all times. In an emergency, the last thing you need to do is waste time flipping through the phone book trying to find a plumbing. Doing so will not guarantee that you can get 24/7 emergency service or the professionalism you get when you call us.

There are some things that you can do to prevent plumbing emergencies in your home. You should know when to call for professional plumbing repair instead of tackling a task beyond your ability. If you do conduct your own basic plumbing installations or repairs, carefully follow every step of the procedure, and do not take short cuts. To avoid emergencies from burst pipes in winter, take proactive measures before a freeze. Wrap your pipes and leave a tap open. This helps to prevent water from freezing in the pipes and causing subsequent build up in air pressure to break the water line.

If you have an emergency with your plumbing, call us at any time at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas at (972) 895-7775.