There are some home repairs that can be put off, but if you have an emergency with your plumbing or heating system, you might need immediate assistance. Winters are cold in Manitoba and you need to get that heat running before pipes freeze and your home becomes uncomfortable. When it comes to plumbing, significant leaks causing water damage or a toilet that’s out of commission can be an emergency too.
Rusnak’s Plumbing and Heating Services in Winnipeg offers a wide range of plumbing and HVAC services including installation, repairs, and 24-hour emergency services. They are the ones to call if you have an emergency. They share what you can do in those instances.
Not all plumbing problems are considered an emergency. If you have a dripping faucet or a clogged drain, it’s likely you can wait until regular business hours to get it repaired. However, if you have a burst pipe it could mean flooding and extensive water damage. If it’s the weekend and your only toilet doesn’t work, you’ll need someone to repair it right away.
If there is water leaking, severely or even subtly, the first thing you can do is turn off the water supply. First, you need to locate your main water shutoff valve. This is located at your water meter. Look for it in the utility room, or in the basement or crawlspace, near an exterior wall. You’ll see it located on the pipe coming out of your water meter. Once that is turned off, the water will stop so you can clean up the mess and wait for the plumber to arrive.
If you can isolate the leak, you should be able to turn off the water supply to that specific fixture. Look for a valve for your toilet and sink faucets. Cut off the water supply to the troubled area. With it off, you should be able to wait until morning to call the plumber.
If your furnace goes out in the middle of winter, this can be a serious problem. If your home loses too much heat, any pipes running along the exterior wall that is not insulated can start to freeze. Frozen pipes can lead to leaks or even serious ruptures. Also, the temperature in your home will start to drop. It can hold its heat for a while, but soon the temperature will drop to uncomfortable and then dangerous levels.
If your furnace goes out, do a little DIY troubleshooting first. It could be an issue with the thermostat. Check to make sure it’s hasn’t turned off the heat setting. It could also be that the electrical circuit the furnace runs on has tripped and needs to be reset. Check the pilot light. It might need to be relit. You can find more tips for DIY troubleshooting furnace issues.
If you can’t solve the problem, contact Rusnak’s Plumbing and Heating for a full inspection and repair service. If your furnace isn’t working over the weekend and you’ll have to wait a couple of days for regular business hours, you should call in for emergency repair.
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If you need plumbing or heating repairs or installation, contact Rusnak’s Plumbing and Heating Services.
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