Steps to Follow Before You Call a 24-Hour Emergency Plumber

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Plumbing is essential for people because it helps us with our bathing, washing, and drinking needs. Therefore, any plumbing problems that arise can prove to be very inconvenient whether it be a minor issue like a plumbing choke or a major one such as a burst pipe. On top of that, plumbing problems could damage furniture, flooring, or even home appliances. 

Most common residential plumbing emergencies are related to broken or burst pipes which often require a water pipe repair. Though 24-hour plumber services in Singapore are very convenient to engage, homeowners should be aware that it can be very costly. It is advisable to wait for standard work hours before calling a residential plumber. While waiting, you can try doing the following:


Shut off the water supply

In most cases, flooding is caused by a burst pipe, a leaking pipe, or a clogged drain. to prevent further flooding, it is advisable to shut off the water supply to the entire house until you can call a reliable plumber. In most houses, there is a main water supply valve, which controls the water supply to the entire house. Additionally, depending on the plumbing design, it may be possible to shut off the water supply to specific sections of the house or plumbing fixtures.

Turn off your water heater


If you have a water heater installed that is connected to the water supply and electric power supply, switch them off immediately and disconnect them from the main switchboard in case you experience flooding. If the electric wiring gets damaged, it would be best to have a water heater replacement done.


Remove any dirt that is affecting your drainage pipe


Shutting off the water supply to the house usually makes it easier to diagnose your plumbing issues.  Usually, in the case of a burst or leaking pipe, water tends to drain away if the drainage system is not clogged.  But should a drainage pipe clog actually be present, you can try to unclog the drain on your own by removing any visible debris clogging it.


Check your drainage or water supply system

In some cases, dirty water, no water, or choked drains may be due to a problem with the civic drainage or water supply system. The water supply and drainage system in each house are connected to the underground water supply and sewerage system. Sometimes the pipes can get damaged due to accidents or heavy rains which could cause debris to flow into them. Before calling a recommended plumber, it is advisable to check whether any other components have been affected as well.


Call an emergency plumber 

If your plumbing problems remain unresolved after 24 hours, you will have to contact an emergency plumber.  When doing so, be sure to avoid these common mistakes when choosing an emergency plumber



These are only some of the steps you can take before calling a 24-hour emergency plumber.  That said, they can help you save some money and reduce the number of services you need.  In case you need a professional to help you out, feel free to contact Mr Plumber Singapore. View our price list for more information.


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