When a plumbing disaster happens, what’s your knee-jerk reaction? Pick the phone up to call a Quad Cities commercial plumbing company? You can do something even before making an emergency call.
Surprises like a flooded floor and an overflowing sink do happen. If you’re the unlucky worker who witnesses the beginning of an impending water disaster, you have the responsibility to call the attention of the management. If it is not possible to go directly knocking on the door of a supervisor’s office, at least inform the next person. Your word will soon reach people in charge of the plumbing system and even the leadership.
But you can also act quickly on your own without having to let somebody know about the problem first – that is if you know plumbing basics. You can shut off valves to control water flow, if you know where these things are located. An event may even require you to go to the main water valve to shut it off.
What do you do with a toilet that’s overflowing? Yes, you can do something. Open the tank and look for a spherical thing inside. Pull that thing up or down, whichever will stop water from flowing. For employers, make sure your employees are empowered by training them in preparation for emergencies.
Regular Professional Checks
Implement regular checks on the plumbing system and let the pros do that for you. There are several advantages. You’ll get updates from them about current conditions and the possibilities of upgrading towards a more efficient system. This way you can extend the life of your plumbing system, keep water mishaps from happening and ensure you avoid unexpected expenses.
Need plumbing help? For prompt, courteous, and professional service, call C. Ewert Plumbing today at 563-322-3222.