More often than not, plumbing problems are gradual, and when you catch them before they get bad, you won’t be dealing with any huge issues. An experienced plumber can come out, identify the problem, and fix it before you even have a chance to be inconvenienced.
But sometimes we ignore these problems, putting them off like they’re no big deal. Maybe your toilet or sink is draining just a little slower than usual. Or maybe there’s a faint sound coming from inside your pipes. The problem isn’t big enough to get in the way of your day-to-day activities, so what’s the issue?
Well, the problem is that weird noises tend to indicate larger problems—larger problems that probably won’t fix themselves. And that drain is only going to drain slower and slower until it won’t drain at all.
Time to Call an Emergency Plumber
If your small plumbing problem has escalated into a big issue or some freak accident occurs with your plumbing, don’t worry. Almost all plumbers offer emergency plumbing services to help you recover quickly from a big issue.
Here are some examples of issues that would require the help of an emergency plumber.
1. Your kitchen drain is clogged.
Often times, this is the result of a garbage disposal clog. Garbage disposals are really only meant to dispose of small food scraps that you’d rinse off a plate. Anything larger should be going in the trash or a compost bin. Other times, a clogged kitchen drain could be the result of a larger backup in your plumbing system.
In either instance, it’s important to stop using your kitchen drain and call an emergency plumber. Someone should be able to get out that same day to help you get your drain up and running again.
2. You don’t have any hot water in your home.
We rely on hot water in our homes for washing dishes, washing clothes, and showering—among other uses. And when there’s no hot water, it can be a huge problem. Imagine being forced to shower in cold water in the middle of winter! The fix could be something as small as relighting your pilot light. Or it could be a much bigger problem, requiring assistance from an experienced plumber.
3. You’re experiencing flooding in your home.
Flooding is not just an inconvenience. It can ruin your belongings, damage the integrity of your home, and lead to even more dangers. The moment you notice flooding in your home, it’s time to call an emergency plumber right away. Some of the causes of flooding include burst pipes, broken water heaters, overflowing toilets, or backed-up plumbing systems.
These are just a few examples of plumbing emergencies. If you’re experiencing any of these or another major problem, please give us a call. One of our plumbers will be able to quickly and efficiently diagnose and solve the problem—so you can get back to living your life as normal. We’d recommend saving our number in your phone or keeping it somewhere handy in the case of a plumbing emergency.