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Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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When The Pipes Burst Your Holiday Bubble: 4 Emergency Plumbing Tips to Get Things Under Control

by Charlie Clarke

If problems with plumbing have burst your holiday bubble, you are going to need to get them under control quickly. First, you are going to need to identify the problem with pipes that are ruining these holidays, then you are going to need to deal with cleaning up the water, emergency repairs and repairing the damage to your home.

The following tips will help you deal with the problems with pipes that have burst your holiday bubble so you can get back to spending quality time with family and friends: 

Leaks, Cracks and Burst Pipes During Winter Weather

Sometimes, the problem with pipes during the cold holiday weather may be burst pipes that cause a lot of damage to your home. These problems can also be less serious problems with your plumbing, such as a cracked pipe or leak that is difficult to locate and identify its cause.  

Locate Shutoff Valves and Turn the Water Off

There are many different shutoff valves for the plumbing in your home are the most important step to prevent damage from getting worse. You will want to locate the shutoff valve or water main shutoff and turn it off to prevent problems from getting worse. Start removing the water from your home and cleaning the damage that the burst pipes may have caused.  

Pump Out the Water  

Your holidays can quickly be ruined by water that gets in your home and causes damage. Therefore, you will want to start pumping it out quickly. If you do not have a pump, rent the equipment you need to start getting the water out. Start cleaning up any soggy materials that have been damaged to begin temporary repairs.  

Start Emergency Repairs to Get Your House Back Together Before Guests Arrive

You may also have to clean up the mess the water has made, which should be done quickly to prevent serious water damage from setting in. If you want a temporary solution for floors for the holidays, replace damaged drywall and use surface rugs to cover subflooring until after the holidays. The drywall can just be fastened to the walls with nails or screws and then finished after the holidays. If you want to hide these temporary repairs, use holiday decorations to cover up the unsightly finishes until after the holidays have passed.  

If you need help with pipe repairs to get back to enjoying your holidays, contact an emergency plumbing service like Mountain Ridge Plumbing Services.