When to Call an Emergency Plumber
Plumbing issues crop up at the most inconvenient times, but it’s not always apparent when you need to call for emergency help or when it’s safe to wait to book an appointment.
We advise erring on the side of caution and calling for help if you’re unsure, but here are the most common plumbing problems that need immediate attention.
Leaking water drives up your water bill and can also damage the structural integrity of your home and introduce unhealthy mold and mildew, and bacteria.
Not every water leak is an emergency situation, but if you’re at risk of flooding or significant water damage, don’t hesitate to call a professional as soon as possible.
Low Water Pressure
Reduced water pressure makes everyday tasks like showering, washing dishes, and cleaning difficult. Low water pressure isn’t common, and it’s not something you should shrug off.
A reduction in water pressure happens for various reasons, including a clogged aerator, backed-up plumbing, or mineral deposits in your pipes.
If the low water pressure isn’t caused by an issue within the city’s water system, call a professional to determine the problem.
No Hot Water
It’s normal to run out of hot water after everyone has taken their morning shower, but if you find you’re running out of hot water more quickly than usual, it could be a developing problem within your water heater that’s to blame.
Common reasons you’re running out of hot water sooner than you’re used to are:
- Sediment buildup in the tank
- Thermostat failure
- Heating element failure
- Your hot water demands exceed what your system can supply
When you suddenly run out of hot water and nothing you do seems to solve the problem, call one of our certified technicians for quick repair.
Coming across standing water in or around the house is enough to cause panic because, as a homeowner, you know how dangerous water in the house can be.
Standing water usually means you have a burst pipe on the property, and the longer you wait to call for help, the worse the damage becomes.
Another problem that demands immediate attention is if you smell sewer odors in the house or around your property. Sewer odor could mean that one of the safety mechanisms in place to prevent it from coming into the home has failed, or you could have a break in your main sewer line.
Sewer odor doesn’t always mean the presence of raw sewage materials. Still, it’s best to call for help as soon as possible to prevent bacteria and other pathogens from getting inside.
If you’re in doubt about whether or not your plumbing problem demands immediate attention, call us to be on the safe side!
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