What to Do When You Have A Major Water Leak | Plumber Rochester NY

What to Do When You Have A Major Water Leak

I get questions from friends and customers that want to know what to do when there is a major water leak.  This is never an easy topic but I would like to shed some light on this subject so if or when this happens, you will be prepared. 1.  Turn off the water to the house The best thing to do when you find a leak is to turn the water off to the whole house.  This will ensure that where-ever the leak is at, it will not continue to receive more water to leak out. To do this you will need to locate the water meter for your home.  They are usually in the basement or utlity room.  Once you locate the meter, remove the lid.  Watch out for spiders and bugs!  Locate the main shut off and use a wrench to turn the valve (some have handle) into the closed position. 2.  Turn off the valve at the water heater If you find that your water heater is leaking then you need to cut off the water supply to the tank.  Usually there is a valve that is located above the tank and is welded into the water supply lines. Sometimes with older home these shut off valves become very fragile and can break.  If this happens use tip #1 and turn the water meter off. 3.  Get a fan and towels The best step you can take after turning the water off is to put a fan in front of the water spot.  This will help evaporate any water that you cannot soak up with a towel. 4.  Contact LEONE Plumbing & Heating This is all that I recommend to do as a homeowner because some situations are more serious than others.  Water damage is something that the Rochester NY Plumbers at Leone Plumbing and Heating takes very seriously, so follow these steps and they will help eliminate unnecessary water damage.  Then, call 585-458-5800.
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Water Heater Replacement Tips

Water Heater Replacement Tips

Water heater replacement is something that Leone Plumbing and Heating specializes in!  If you have a water heater in your home or place of business you know that it is a matter of time until you will need to replace it.  If you have a tank water heater, I wanted to give some tips on what to look for but also what to expect if you have Leone plumbers change-out your water heater. If your water heater tank is in the basement of your home, business, or garage always check the copper lines going into the tank.  If you see corrosion or water sitting on top of the inlets, this is a sign of a leak!  Also, check the bottom of your water heater monthly (especially if it is old) for rust, corrosion, or dripping water.  This tip is especially important because the bottom of the tank could bust open and leak up 75 gallons of water, depending on the size of your tank.  Not good!  All of these problems would usually lead to your water heater needing to be replaced. After you call or schedule a trained Rochester, NY Plumber, such as those at Leone Plumbing and Heating to replace your water heater, we would get approval from you to do the work.  Then our plumbers would start to drain the water heater so they can remove it.  After most of the water has been drained the plumbers would remove the old water heater and bring in the new one. As an additional feature, before setting the new tank, the plumber will set an aluminum or plastic drain pan in order to keep water from leaking.  After setting the drain pan the new water heater is lifted-up and set into place.  A new water shut-off valve is set on the copper supply lines and everything for the supply lines is welded together.  Water is added to the tank and after it is full, electricity is hooked up or gas.  The plumber would then turn the unit on and set the temperature at your preferred setting.  It takes a couple of hours for water to heat-up to the set temperature. I hope that these tips have helped you to be able to spot a leak and know what to expect when you have Leone Plumbing & Heating come out and replace your water heater.
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Why Sewer Line Replacement Might Be Needed

 

Why Sewer Line Replacement Might Be Needed

This is something as a homeowner I hope I never have to do, and that is replace my sewer line.  I have actually had to replace several sewer lines when I did plumbing calls every day, and this is something that no one should have to go through. One of the main causes of having to replace a sewer line is having tree roots in the plumbing pipe, and this is when you need a 24 hour emergency plumber in Rochester, NY.  Your main drain line usually runs in the back yard out to the alley or septic tank.  If you have trees in your back yard and have problems with your sewer line backing up on a regular basis, you might have roots in your line.  Once roots have entered the pipe, they continue to grow and expand, exerting considerable pressure at the crack or joint. This increased pressure can cause the pipe to break or collapse, in which case it will need to be repaired or completely replaced. If left undisturbed, roots will completely fill the pipe with hair-like root masses. The root masses quickly become clogged with toilet tissue, grease and other debris flowing from your home to the main sewer. A complete blockage may occur if the roots are not removed and enough waste material accumulates. If you think some of the problems mentioned in this article are occurring at your home, schedule a plumber today.
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Sandra Dixon
Sandra Dixon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I called Leone Plumbing after my 89-year-old father tried fixing an outdoor faucet himself. After going to several hardware stores to look for the parts, he realized there was no way he was going to find them because his house was built in 1958. I called Leone plumbing and talk to the owner, Andy. He sent someone out within a day to fix the leaking faucet. The new faucet is amazing and so easy to use. Leone Plumbing made my dad a happy person. Thanks for your expedited service and great prices!!!

Brian Nimmo
Brian Nimmo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

Very responsive and professional! They were able to get to us and install our Dishwasher on the same day that we made the request. Jamison was excellent. Very friendly, knowledgeable and worked very quickly! Definitely recommend and will work with again in the future!

Cheri Healy
Cheri Healy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

We called Leoni Plumbing to help us solve a problem with a drain that was blocked. It was a major job and they assessed it, diagnosed it and were able to fix it. They were efficient, polite, respectful and did a great job. I will always call them first if we ever need help again. You'll be happy you called them to help you.