Don't Wait On These 4 Plumbing Issues

Posted on: 20 August 2021

If you are a homeowner, you may face all sorts of problems with your residential plumbing. While some of these problems can wait until a regular plumber is available to fix them, others must be addressed immediately to prevent much bigger problems from arising.

Before seeking emergency assistance with your plumbing issues, it's important to know exactly what constitutes a plumbing emergency and what isn't. This way, you'll be in a position to contact the right plumber for the job.

Regular plumbers can handle virtually all plumbing issues you may have in your home, but you'll be better off bringing in an emergency plumber under the following circumstances.

Broken Water Line

The signs of a broken water line are often obvious. You notice that the water pressure is annoyingly low when you turn a faucet. And, when you go outside, you see wet spots in your yard. 

From pipe deterioration and ground movement to operating heavy equipment above buried water lines, many factors can cause your water line breaks. Regardless of the cause of the problem, a broken water line wastes water and adds to your monthly utility bills. Plus, it can cause some serious water damage to your property. 

Getting it fixed right away will help save water, minimize water expenses, and avoid costly property damage.

Clogged Drains

Your residential drains are designed to carry wastewater and raw sewage out of your home for treatment at a municipal wastewater treatment facility or your private septic tank system. If a blockage develops in individual drains or the main sewer line, the wastewater will back up in your home, and this can cause a major inconvenience to your household.

Clogged drains or sewer lines can also lead to bigger problems such as overflowing toilets, which will not only pose a health hazard to your family but also lead to poor indoor air quality by releasing sewer odors.

Broken Water Heater

If you're like many modern Americans, you can't do without your hot water. You require a constant supply of hot water for your morning and evening showers, cooking, doing laundry, cleaning, and many other daily household routines.

As a result, having a broken water heater is a major plumbing problem that calls for prompt remedial action.

Gas Leaks

Your home's gas supply smells awful on purpose so that gas leaks don't go unnoticed. If you notice the characteristic rotten eggs smell of natural gas when you enter your home, you should turn off your gas and contact a gas plumber immediately. Gas leaks are extremely dangerous, and safety should be your first priority.

For more information on what plumbing issues are downright urgent and require emergency plumbing services, contact your local plumber.


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