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…
8 Signs You Need to Call for Emergency Plumbing Help
Here are eight main reasons that people call us with an emergency plumbing problem. We are available to come out to solve these issues as necessary so do not hesitate to give us a call. If your particular emergency is not listed below, there is a good chance that we can still fix that problem. So call us regardless of whether you see a particular issue on the list.
1. Showers that will not drain
Having standing water in the shower is inconvenient but it is also a sign of a plumbing emergency. It is important for us to get out there right away to try to eliminate the clog and to determine if this could be indicative of a sewage backup.
2. Clogged toilets
In homes with only one restroom or for people with a large family, having even one toilet usable is not an option. We understand the inconvenience this can cause and will visit a home quickly to unclog the toilet. Homeowners are usually shocked to see what has caused the clog. We have found all sorts of objects including toys, towels and even bottles. By removing the object, we make it easy to use the toilet again.
3. Standing water
No homeowner wants to arrive home and find standing water in any portion of the property. If this happened due to a burst pipe, burst water heater or other reason, it can lead to serious water damage and quickly. This is typically the type of repair that is going to require an emergency intervention and additional home repairs over the next week or two. Insurance will normally pay for this type of water damage so is critical to hire a licensed plumber to complete the job.
4. No hot water
Hopping in the shower only to freeze is not enjoyable. We can visit to determine if the lack of hot water is due to a problem with the water heater or a plumbing leak. We can fix it so that it is possible to shower the next day.
5. Burst pipe
Pipes typically burst after freezing, but it is possible for them to burst due to age and simply wearing out. Also, things like tree trunks can grow into the pipes and cause them to break or burst. To help minimize the damage, turn off the water to the house immediately. Also, turn on the taps so that the standing water gets out of the pipe.
6. Dripping faucets
A dripping faucet may not seem like an emergency, but it is. If there are small leaks anywhere in the home, including the faucets, that water can pool up throughout the day along the wall or the floors and cause water damage. It can also increase a family's water bill. It is far easier to call us for a repair than having to fix water damage later on.
7. Smell of sewage
If people can smell sewage inside the home, it could be a sign of the sewer backup and requires immediate investigation. Waiting until sewage actually backs up into the home is not a wise idea. Instead, let us investigate and determine if there is a pending sewage backup and then fix the problem.
8. Lack of water pressure
If turning on the shower results in a slow drip instead of a strong and steady stream of water, this is probably a sign of a plumbing problem.
Do not wait for help
If you have an emergency plumbing issue, call us right away. Do not wait for help when we are available to come out when you need us most. Calling right away could save you a lot of money by limiting the amount of water damage caused by many plumbing problems.