It’s not always clear when you need to call an emergency plumber. When water is flowing from your ceiling or you’re up to your knees in it, it’s pretty obvious you’re in an emergency situation. Other times, you could have a plumbing situation going on but it might not look like an emergency until it is too late. It’s always better to be prepared when in an emergency situation. Find out when you need to call an emergency plumber and the best way to get in touch with one.
Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time. Whether you have reduced water flow, a clogged toilet or a leak that needs immediate attention, sometimes professional service is needed. The plumbing experts at your local Plumbers 2 You are just a phone call away, offering quality service at an affordable price.There are many times when you can “do-it-yourself” when it comes to your home plumbing. However, when plumbing issues reach an emergency level, sometimes it’s best to call in the experts. Some emergency plumbing issues that require professional attention include:
Whether the flooding is the result of a water heater, sewer backup or a clogged toilet – any of these can result in an immediate water emergency requiring prompt service. From sump pumps that aren’t working properly to plumbing fixture failures, many of our Plumbers 2 You locations now provide water clean-up and restoration services to quickly get you on the road to repair. Rushing water with or without an immediate source is most definitely a plumbing emergency. Flooding can happen for a number of reasons. Usually it’s the result of a burst pipe, clogged sink or toilet, or similar issue. The biggest problem you will face is the damage that can be done to your home while its flooding. Not having a pro come out to solve the problem will result in more water damage to your home and the potential for it to flood again. If your home is flooding, have an emergency plumber come out to not only stop the flood but to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
A cold shower is often the result of an issue with your hot water heater. Sometimes, the solution can be as easy as checking the breaker box on your electric heater (for gas, check to see that your pilot light is on). However, if you hear rattling noises and the issues aren’t resolved with the simple flip of a switch, call the plumbing professionals at Plumbers 2 You. A good rule of thumb – if your water heater is over 11 years old, it will be due for replacement sooner than later. When below freezing temperatures hit, the water inside pipes on the outside of our homes freezes. As the water turns to ice, the pipe can burst as a result of the expansion. Frozen pipes can cause water to stop flowing inside our homes meaning you cannot flush your toilet, take a shower or even have a glass of water. If your pipes are frozen it’s important you call an emergency plumber and do not try to thaw the pipes yourself. This could result in further damage to your pipes and home, so it’s always best to call in the pros.
Hot Water Issues
If you notice a leak in your hot water heater, you could have an emergency on your hands. First, check the drip pan to confirm the leak is coming from your water heater. If it’s empty, you can call a regular plumber to come take a look. If you discover the leak is coming from your unit, immediately shut off the cold water line (there is usually a large valve above or on the side of your heater). Then, turn off the water to your home and turn off the heater itself. The biggest issue with a leaking water heater is that there is no way to contain that much water. You could have a huge mess on your hands if the leak is not addressed. This is why you need to call an emergency plumber as soon as you notice the issue. In addition to a potential flood, a broken hot water heater means you will only be able to take cold showers and wash your dishes in cold water. An emergency plumber will be able to fix your unit and get the hot water flowing again.
Check your water spigots first. If you see any signs of dripping even when the faucet is turned off completely, it’s possible you have an internal leak, possibly caused by exposure to freezing temperatures during winter months. This can be a serious issue because the supply pipe that leads to the hose bib may have also suffered damage and it could be leaking into your wall or basement, leading to water damage, mould and other problems.
Plumbers 2 You – The Trusted Plumbing Professional
From leaks and drips to addressing a faulty water heater – plumbing emergencies can happen at any time. Your local Plumbers 2 You plumbing professional is here to help 24/7 including holidays, offering prompt and reliable service when you need us most. Plumbers 2 You is equipped to handle all of your residential plumbing needs.