In emergency situations around your house, it’s hard not to panic and reach for the phone. However, in many cases, there are quick and easy fixes for your problem. Even if you can’t solve the problem by yourself at 10:00 PM, you can probably do a great deal towards minimizing and offsetting the damage before things get worse! Here are some incredibly easy fixes for common home emergencies.
When water trickles down into your home, it’s easy to panic and want to climb onto the roof to investigate what the problem is on your own. However, that won’t do you any good! First off, it’s dangerous for you to climb onto a roof that might not be structurally sound. Additionally, even if you do safely get on top of the roof, what is your plan once you are up there? It’s best to call roofing professionals, like Blair Construction, to assess what might be going on with your roof and make the needed repairs. While your roof is leaking, place a bucket or basin underneath the leaky spot. The best way to stop a leaky roof is preventing one from ever occurring. Leaky roofs are most common when shingles fall or blow off, nails rust without being replaced, and flashing becomes worn. If any of these things happen, you should have your roof repaired before leaking starts.
A leaking toilet in your home is a fast way to cause a lot of panic! It feels very urgent, since a great deal of water might be leaking out from the base of the toilet and getting everywhere. However, most leaking toilets are nothing to get upset about. You should start by looking for the water knob on the base of the toilet and turning it off. Then, open up the tank and swap out the flapper. Doing only this can often stop a toilet leak altogether. Make a habit of checking on the inside of your toilet at least once a year to make sure nothing is wrong.
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