At Christenson Plumbing and Heating in Manchester NH, our plumbers are available to respond quickly to your plumbing emergency anywhere in New Hampshire with our 24-hour emergency plumbing services.
Our regular office hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and we can be reached at 1-888-552-1293.
If your situation is not an emergency it would be better for you to schedule service during our regular calling hours. These are the five major causes of a plumbing emergency, and some helpful troubleshooting tips you can try before calling us for service after hours.
Caution: If you have natural gas or propane and you smell gas in the house, shut off the main valve (where the gas comes into the house) and call us immediately!
1.) Check thermostat. Is it off or turned down?
2.) Check burner switch. Usually located near your furnace, it looks like a light switch with a red switch plate. Sometimes this gets turned off by mistake.
3.) Check oil tank. Are you out of oil?
4.) Check burner reset button. Oil furnaces have a red colored reset button on the burner itself. Push to reset. If it trips again, call us.
5.) Check circuit breaker panel. Reset tripped breaker only once. If it trips again, call us.
1.) Check pump circuit breaker in house panel. Reset once. If it trips again call us or wait until morning to schedule a service call.
2.) Check pressure tank gauge.
3.) Check your checkbook! Did you pay your water bill?
1.) Check all hot water fixtures in the house.
2.) Check circuit breaker in house panel.
If you have an electric hot water tank, reset breaker. If it trips again, do not reset. Call us.
If you have a tankless coil water heater, and you heat with oil, follow steps for "no heat."
If you have a gas hot water tank, do not reset breaker or re-light pilot. Shut off gas valve and call us immediately.
1.) Shut off main water valve, or gate valve to that broken pipe.
2.) Call us to repair it.
Note: a broken pipe does not necessarily require 24-hour emergency service. However, once an area becomes saturated behind sheet rock or carpeting gets soaked, mold can set in within 36 hours. We can provide emergency water extraction services, as well as mold remediation and restoration. Do not ignore a leaking pipe until you can get around to fixing it. It can create a much bigger problem the longer you wait!
1.) Identify the source. Find the source of the clog by running water in other sinks in the house.
If all drains back up, then the source of the clog is in the soil pipe itself. Call us to root it out.
If it's the toilet, plunge it
If it's only one sink drain, check underneath for a clean out trap. You can unscrew the plug at the bottom and pull out the clog.
2.) If all drains are clogged, or you are unable to unclog the trap yourself, call us. Do not use liquid plumber or similar products.
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