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While plumbing systems are designed to withstand constant use, they are not impervious to damage, and can succumb to issues that require emergency plumbing services. Attaboy Plumbing takes pride in providing prompt plumbing assistance to Chico, CA residents. However, there are instances where you would really have to wait until our technicians can arrive on-site to help.

As such, we offer the following tips on what you can do while you’re waiting for your plumber in Chico, CA to arrive.


A burst pipe can flood your whole house if not handled immediately. The first step is cutting the water supply to the leaking area through the valves or turning off the water supply at the primary source until a technician from our plumbing company can get to you and fix the situation.


Clogged toilets and drains typically require professional plumbing services. But when your plumber can’t be on-site immediately and your only toilet is refusing to cooperate, you can try using a plunger or a drain snake to force the clog through. However, keep in mind that plungers are a temporary fix and you should still definitely call a pro to properly unclog your plumbing.


The first step is to check for cracks on the pipes. If there are no cracks, you need to open the cabinets around the frozen pipe, turn the heat up and wait for the pipes to thaw. This will take time and water will eventually begin to trickle slowly and turn into a strong steam. To prevent the pipes from freezing again, keep the cabinet doors open to expose the pipes to heat.

We know how serious emergency plumbing can get, and we are by no means condoning DIY plumbing repairs. But in situations where there’s no available plumber, we want to make sure that you know what you can do to mitigate the situation and prevent further damage. 

Got an emergency plumbing situation? Call Attaboy Plumbing for efficient solutions.

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