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The Dos and Don’ts of an Emergency Plumbing Situation


Having an emergency plumbing situation on your hands is more common than you’d think. When you need a reliable plumber, you should have our number handy and have the knowledge from this article in the back of your mind, so you can handle the problem in the best way possible. Handling this situation in a bad way leads to a loss of freshwater, backed up sewage, flooding, or a myriad of other problems.

If you have an emergency plumbing problem, it’s important to call a professional. We know that the urgency might want to make you try to rectify this problem on your own, but it’s never a good idea. We’ve handled many plumbing problems just like yours in the past so if you need emergency plumbing in Bethesda, MD contact our team.

What Not to Do

Use a Store-Bought Drain Cleaner: So, you’ve got a clog on your hands. This is an inconvenient and annoying plumbing problem that happens to homeowners far too often. If your solution is to run to the nearest store and head to the aisle stocked with cheap, liquid drain cleaners, you might think you’ve found a quick solution but you’re only doing yourself a disservice.

A store-bought drain cleaner might eat away at the clog in your drain, but the problem is that it won’t stop there: it’ll eat away at your pipe too! Drain cleaners like this are even worse if you have a particularly persistent pipe clog and the drain cleaner can’t work through it. This is common, and when this happens the drain cleaner sits on top of the clog eating away at your pipe in a concentrated area. Drain cleaner might seem like a cheap and effective solution but you shouldn’t take this route, it’s never worth it. Call a professional.

What You Should Do

Act Fast: No matter what’s going on (a frozen pipe, a burst pipe, a wedding ring down the drain, or a fixture leaking), make sure that you call a professional as soon as you can. The worst thing that you can do to your plumbing system during an emergency is to sit idly and wait because you think that the emergency isn’t urgent enough. Act quickly when you have a problem and make sure that you have a ream you can contact that’s reliable.

Call A Professional: When you act, make sure that you do so wisely. When you’re in the midst of a plumbing emergency it’s not the time to call that cut-rate “technician” that you’ve heard about or head to Google and try to accrue enough knowledge to fix a burst pipe in 20 minutes. Call a professional. You need an experienced, trained, and reliable technician that’s going to treat your intricate plumbing system with care.

Contact Our Team

If you need great plumbing work, our team is the right crew for the job. We pride ourselves on being a thorough heating and cooling company that goes the extra mile with our customers. We’ve served the Greater Washington Metro area for years and we always ensure that we provide the best installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services the first time.

If you have a plumbing emergency, contact Mallick Plumbing & Heating today.