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When Do I Need Emergency Plumbing Services?

Learn the situation when to call professional plumbing service

A plumbing emergency can quickly get out of control if you are not careful and may require that you get some in-depth restoration services. These services may be required in almost any type of plumbing emergency if the problem proves to be too much. This is why you should call in the professionals to provide you with assistance as soon as possible.

Many homeowners want to try and avoid calling in an emergency plumber as much as possible. These can get expensive, especially when the emergency happens in the middle of the night. But making it wait can really add up and may cost more money in damages than before. There are several situations where you will need to utilize emergency plumbing services, and some of these include:

Pipes that Burst or are Leaking

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Burst pipes are going to be the most common in the winter, though it is possible for it to happen any day of the year. Pipes may leak or burst for a number of reasons including:

  • The temperatures get really cold.
  • There is an unexpected amount of pressure in the pipes
  • Age of the pipes
  • Lack of maintenance on the pipes

When a pipe is leaking severely or it bursts, this can turn it into a dire plumbing emergency at all that water is going to rush out and can start to fill up the property and cause some more damage. You will need to go and turn off the main source of the water into your home and then call in the plumbing professionals to come and take a look at it, even in the middle of the night.

Sump Pump Failure

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The sump pump in your home is going to be a crucial component of your home. This is going to be the last stand for the property when it comes to preventing water damage or severe flooding in the home. These sump pumps tend to pump water out of the home when it ends up in the basement or the crawl space. If the sump pump isn’t working well, then the property is at risk of a lot of water damage.

The first thing that a homeowner needs to do is know the signs of sump pump failure so that they can avoid the problem. Take a look at the drywall in your home and if you see that there are wet spots along it, this is a warning sign. If the pump is always running, it has an irregular cycle, it runs all the time, there is visible rust, or it vibrates often, then this is a sign that you need to have a professional stop by and take a look at the sump pump for you.

Overflowing Toilet

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Having a toilet that overflows are going to be one of the most common events that is going to require emergency plumbing services. There are a lot of reasons that a toilet is going to overflow, but no matter the cause of it all, you will need to get a professional out there as soon as possible to help fix the issue and make sure that the toilet is going to work well for you.

It is possible that a simple problem like an overflowing toilet will turn into a big enough problem that you need to worry, so this is not something that you should just wait out. You can talk to the plumbing professional to determine the best next steps to keep the area clean and sanitized.

Clogged Sewer Line

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If there is some kind of blockage with the main sewage line of your property, this can lead to a big mess that you will not be happy with. Clogged sewer lines are going to be enough to push sewage through all of the open pipes on the property, which means that you could end up with sewage that is backing up from the sinks, drains, toilets, bathtubs, and showers to name a few. This is going to be known as black water damage and it is something that you need to avoid as much as possible.

This is an issue that will often happen when certain items are flushed down the drain, such as paper towels and feminine hygiene products. You may notice that there is a problem if. You hear water gurgling and drain clogs. You should call in emergency plumbing services to take a look at your plumbing as soon as possible if you suspect it has to do with the sewer line.

Leaking Water Heater

Your water heater should last you between 8 to 12 years. Once the water heater starts to deteriorate, they could spring a leak, which means that it is possible for a portion of the property to start flooding on you. A leaking water heater is something that can potentially happen at any time, but it is usually not going to happen until after 12 years, which means that you should be ready to purchase a new one for your home, and your hot water needs, by the time yours hits the 12 year mark.

A leak out of the water heater is going to have the potential to cause some serious damage, especially if you do not check it and get it fixed. Take some time now to look at the water heater and see if there is some rust or issues with leaking, If you notice that it is leaking and starting to make a mess on you, it is time to call in the plumber and see if they are able to help you to get a new water heater put in place.

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Finding out that there is a plumbing emergency around your home is never a fun thing. You may worry that it will cost a lot of money and you will be out of luck when it comes to finding a professional to step in and do some of the work for you. Our team at John Padilla Plumbing will be able to come to your home and get the plumbing issue fixed, no matter how big or small, ensuring that you are able to get the plumbing fixed before it costs too much money or ends up damaging your home. Trust our team to be there when you need us most.

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