When to Call an Emergency Plumber

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There are plumbing problems that can wait, and plumbing concerns that cannot wait. Plumbing emergencies can take place any time of the day, any day of the week – even holidays and weekends. And now that a homeowner can tap the services of an emergency plumber anytime determining when to describe a plumbing issue as an “emergency” that cannot wait for sunrise will definitely be something that a homeowner should carefully evaluate.

So what are the tell-tale signs that a plumbing problem merits a call to the emergency plumber?

Here are the issues that you have to watch out for.

Plumbing problems that merit a call to an Emergency plumber:

  1. A Pipe Burst – A busted pipe is a sure sign of a plumbing emergency that should immediately be attended too by an emergency plumber. Such thing usualy happens during the winter season when pipes freeze, and then suddenly burst. Attempting to work independently, could give way to bigger problems like water damage and home flooding.
  2. A Faucet or Water Supply Portal that cannot be turned off – When something goes wrong with a faucet or a water supply source in the home, and it continuously pours water out to a sin or a tub, the risk of overflowing is high. At the onset of such problem, get in touch with an emergency plumber as he has the special tools to address the matter. He can also istall a much better plumbing fixture that can avoid similar problems in the future.
  3. A Clogged Toilet – When a toilet in your home is clogged up, and remains so inspite of all your efforts to remove the clog sing a plunger, then it signifies that there may be a blockage in your sewage problem, or worst – there could be a sewage issue. If this is the oly toilet in your home, immediately get in touch with a plumber who has the technical expertise and appropriate tools to resolve the problem immediately. He also has the technical know hoew in evaluating if there is a bigger problem in your sewage line that would need to be addressed ASAP.

While other plumbing problems can still wait for the next business day, it is important to take note of occurences surrounding the plumbing concern at hand. Such information may be critical as the plumber diagnoses the exact problem that may have occurred in a home’s plumbing system.

And while a homeowner may think twice about the cost of hiring an emergency plumber, he or she should take into consideration the possible damage the plumbing emergency may bring, as it is highly probable that the damage that the plumbing emergency may cost will be more than the amount of the emergency plumbing services rendered to the property.



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