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Common Reasons for an Emergency Plumber (and How to Prevent Them)

Common Reasons for an Emergency Plumber (and How to Prevent Them)

We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services. What what is an emergency plumber? Simply, it’s a plumber that can respond to you quickly and has the tools, parts, and expertise to fix the problem then and there. So what can we handle at a moment’s notice?

What an Emergency Plumber Handles

We can handle immediate threats, such as:

  • Burst Pipes: From cold, to high water pressure, a burst pipe is an immediate danger to your home and belongings. TIP: if you know how, immediately turn off the water supply to your home. These are typically located in an easy to access spot near your main water line path into your home or at the street.
  • Severe Clogs: Blockages in toilets, sinks, or main sewer lines that can cause backups and overflows.
  • Water Heater Failures: Problems leading to a lack of hot water or potential leaks from the heater.
  • Leaks: From small drips to major leaks, these can lead to structural damage and must be addressed promptly.
  • No Water Pressure: Situations where the water stops flowing entirely or trickles, indicating potential major issues in the system.

Preventive Tips because plumbing emergencies are never good…

To minimize the need for an emergency plumber, consider the following tips:

  • Know where your water shut off valve is: take a few minutes today to identify where your water shut off valves are. Many times there will be a main water line from the street which you can use a Water Meter Key to shut off your water. Then as the water line enters your home, there is typically a water shut off valve for your home-water-supply and your sprinkler system. You want to know which is which to shut the water off.
  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular inspections and maintenance of your plumbing system to catch issues before they become emergencies.
  • Be Cautious with DIY: Some minor repairs can be done at home, but be cautious with DIY projects as improper handling can exacerbate problems. Water pressure, connections, and other factors may play a long term role in risking an emergency plumbing issue.