When something goes wrong with your plumbing, do you know what to do next? In some cases, you’ll be able to call a plumber and book a visit with them when it is next convenient. In others, it might even be an easy fix you can do yourself. But more severe cases may require you to call an emergency plumber to fix the problem ASAP.
How do you know when to call an emergency plumber and when to hold off? Here are a few problems that could constitute a real plumbing emergency.
A burst pipe
If a pipe bursts in your home or damage to a faucet causes water to spurt out at high pressure, then a great deal of flooding and water damage can occur. This is a problem that needs addressing as soon as possible, and attempts at DIY fixes may end up causing more damage. Try to turn the water off at the source as soon as you can and then call an emergency plumber.
Blocked or overflowing toilet
In many cases, you may be able to unblock a clogged toilet yourself. But in more serious cases, if you’ve tried and failed to unclog it or if it has started to overflow, you might need the help of a professional. An overflowing toilet can cause flooding and water damage in your home, not to mention the terrible odor. Plus, you may not have a working toilet in your home until the problem is solved. So, it’s definitely a good reason to call an emergency plumber.
If you have no running water
We’re so used to having running water available in our homes that we’d barely survive without it. If you lose running water in your home, then it’s definitely a good enough reason to call an emergency plumber. Not only is it difficult to live without, but it could also indicate a more serious problem as the cause of it. Frozen pipes, for example, can cut off your water supply and could lead to burst pipes if not handled quickly and correctly.
If dirty water is coming out
Another emergency problem is when discolored and/or bad-smelling water is coming out of your faucets or showerhead. This may just be water that’s picked up deposits on its way to your taps, such as rust from inside the pipes. Or, it could be caused by a leak in the sewage pipes causing sewage water to come through your pipes, especially if the water has a bad odor.
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