There are some home or business related problems that are hard to fix on your own. Water-related problems often top that list. You might have a reliable toilet plunger you need to use on occasion. Maybe your garbage disposal backs up from time to time and you can fix those on your own. However, you may also encounter those moments where you need PROFESSIONAL help.
This is where Schuelke Plumbing can help.
What constitutes the kind of plumbing emergency where you should call for emergency plumbing help? Read on to learn about the plumbing issues that warrant calling an emergency plumber.
1. Burst Pipe Emergencies
If you have a burst pipe you know it because you likely have water running everywhere. This is worthy of an emergency plumber call.
While you wait for the plumber to arrive, you want to locate the shut-off valve for your water. By turning the water off, you can prevent the water from continuing to run everywhere. Then when the plumber arrives, they can begin to repair the burst pipe.
2. Frozen Pipe Emergencies
If your pipes have frozen, you want to work to get them unthawed before they expand and burst. First, you want to shut off the water at the shut-off valve. You want to turn on the closest faucet allowing water to run as it starts to thaw. This will alleviate the pressure on the pipes.
Your plumber can help to thaw the pipes. The key is to do it slowly so there is no expansion causing the pipes to burst.
3. Clogged Drains or Toilets that are Overflowing
Clogs can happen anyplace where water runs. It is pretty easy to figure you out you have a clog when the water is not draining or waste isn’t going down in the toilet. Commons places for clogs include:
- Bathroom sinks
- Showers and bathtubs
- Kitchen sinks
- Washing machine drains
As a homeowner, you know to try the plunger on your own. If this isn’t working, you may need a professional. They will decide if they need to turn off the water to prevent overflow.
The plumber may need to snake the offending pipe. If that doesn’t work, then they need to get more invasive to fix the clog.
4. Leaky Plumbing Fixtures Causing a Mess
Nothing like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. The problem will not fix itself, so don’t try the ignore it method.
You can turn off the closest shut-off valve then check the faucet’s trap for debris, hair, soap scum, or food. These are all things that would keep a drain from turning off properly.
If that doesn’t work, you may need a plumber to look more closely at the faucet and pipes coming into the faucet.
5. Broken Water Lines that are Unexpected
A variety of things can cause a broken water line. A storm, tree roots, a landscaping project could all be the culprit of a broken water line.
This type of water problem requires an emergency plumber as it isn’t some you can fix yourself.
6. Water Heater Issues
Nothing like hopping into the shower to get ready for work to find only ice-cold water coming out of the showerhead. There are a number of issues that could be causing this problem.
The water heater could be malfunctioning. There could be a burst pipe preventing water from getting to the water heater. Most water heaters are run by gas. There could be a gas leak preventing the heater from doing its job.
Water heater issues are more serious and almost always require a professional plumber to get involved.
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