How to Effectively Manage a Plumbing Emergency

How to Effectively Manage a Plumbing Emergency

"Especially in some older homes, you need somebody that knows that home. You need a plumber that actually learns your home, learns the system and knows how it operates." - Terry Illy of LD Smith Plumbing

We've all been there. It's the night of the big event and you're hosting family and friends in your home. Suddenly, a plumbing emergency strikes. Whether it's a broken pipe, a backed up toilet or a flooded kitchen, these types of problems are never convenient and it's important to know how to respond when the situation arises.

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Terry Illy, the assistant manager of LD Smith Plumbing in Indianapolis, about how to hire a plumber in the midst of an emergency and the importance of building a relationship with a plumber that understands your home and your plumbing.

Illy also shares tips and advice about water heater replacement and repair, how to care for your garbage disposal, and how a water treatment system can benefit your home's plumbing. Listen in!

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Additional Resources:

Angie's List guide to plumbing emergencies

Indy plumbers flush out common sales tactics

What's the best plumbing pipe for your home?

About this Experts Contributor: Terry Illy is the assistant manager at LD Smith Plumbing, providing plumbing services in Indianapolis. Since 2011, LD Smith Pluming has specialized in residential plumbing, drain cleaning, water heaters and much more. They are a recipient of the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award.


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