It to hire a professional plumber yearly for a thorough inspection of residential plumbing. A professional has the tools and skills to detect issues that a non-plumber might miss. However, this does not mean you always have to get a pro plumber to notice common plumbing issues. Keep an eye out for these things.For a…
6 Reasons to Call an Expert Plumbing Company
Emergency plumbing problems are relatively common and an expert plumbing company is necessary to fix them. We get calls on a regular basis from homeowners who are panicking because they are dealing with a plumbing emergency that is either causing water damage or going to begin causing water damage.
In any case, we are available to come out right away and to fix the problem. Calling us quickly is important because water damage can spread. Stopping it is necessary for preventing further damage to the home.
Common plumbing emergencies that we deal with
1. Burst pipe
It is crucial to fix this issue as soon as possible by seeking services from an expert plumbing company. A burst pipe is not a DIY project. When the winter is bad, it is more likely that a pipe will burst after getting too cold or even freezing. This is a particular concern if the pipes are close to the surface. Any homes that have pipes above ground are at a particular risk for this problem. One way to prevent a pipe from bursting is to cover it.
If a pipe does burst, it is important to turn off the water supply to the home immediately. Then, turn on all the taps and run cold water until all of it flows out. This will help to minimize the potential water damage until we can get there.
2. Clogged toilets
Ironically, one of the biggest reasons we get called for emergency plumbing problems is that someone has clogged their toilets and after plunging it still will not drain.
3. Leaking appliances
Appliances like the dishwasher or washing machine may spring a leak occasionally. When they do, it is critical to call us for a quick repair. Otherwise, the water damage can spread and even cause problems with the flooring or mold in the walls. It is not wise to let the leak continue. Instead, get help fixing the problem right away.
4. Not enough hot water or no hot water at all
Getting into the shower and having the water freezing cold can be horrible, especially if it refuses to warm up. Not having hot water can be incredibly frustrating and it could be due to a problem with the water heater. We can come out and inspect the problem to determine what repairs are necessary so that a homeowner can have hot water in time for tomorrow's shower.
5. Backed up sewage
This is by far one of the worst emergency plumbing issues. If sewage begins backing up into the toilet drains, it is critical and gross. Some of the early signs of this are bad odors coming from the drain toilets or toilets that gurgle. We can come out and determine why sewage is backing up and get to work solving the problem. Otherwise, the issue could become far worse and the home unusable.
6. Small leaks
Dripping faucets, toilets that leak just slightly and showers with small leaks may seem like mere annoyances. However, they are actually incredibly dangerous to the home. Even the smallest of leaks can cause water to drip along the floorboards or two by fours in the walls and spread water damage all throughout the home.
Call us today
If you have an emergency plumbing problem, give us a call. Whether your issue is related to something discussed above or entirely different, we have the tools, expertise and availability necessary to complete the repair right away. Call us and schedule an appointment so that we can.