When it comes to plumbing service, speed is key. That’s why All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical is proud to offer emergency plumbing services 24/7. We promise to be there for you day and night when an unexpected issue occurs with your plumbing system. But how do you know what constitutes a plumbing emergency, exactly? Obviously, you wouldn’t call a plumber in the middle of the night to take care of your average drain clog. Keep reading to learn more about emergency plumbing services that cannot wait, and for all your general plumbing, drain, and sewer needs, remember to always call All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical.
The Top 5 Plumbing Emergencies
- Burst Pipes: A burst pipe can occur for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes, a clog can build up in your pipe for so long, it will burst under the pressure. Other times, water pressure can be what causes your pipes to burst. But no matter the cause, a burst pipe is always something you are going to want taken care of ASAP. As water gushes out of your pipe and spreads across your floor, you can end up dealing with a ton of damage. And if this happens in the basement, you could be looking at a flooding situation. So again, whether it is day or night, you should always call a plumber immediately to deal with a burst pipe.
- Overflowing Toilets: An overflowing toilet is a nasty and frustrating issue for any homeowner. As with a burst pipe, an overflowing toilet can lead to a ton of water damage. Moreover, a toilet overflow is extremely unsanitary, and should not be left ignored for any period of time. If you are not able to quickly stop your toilet from overflowing on your own, give us a call to come and fix it right away. This is especially true if you are also dealing with—
- Sewage Back-Ups: Sewage water does not always come flowing out of your toilet. Wastewater can also back up in your drains due to broken sewer lines and septic tank issues. However, the second any sewage ends up backing up on your property, you should be calling a plumber. Sewer water can contain a myriad of harmful bacteria and viruses, so in addition to causing a ton of damage, it presents a huge safety risk to your entire household. For the health and well-being of your family, make sure to treat all sewage-related issues as an emergency.
- Gas Line Leaks: Gas lines are essential for many of your important home appliances, from your furnace to your oven to your dryer. But when your gas line starts to leak, you’ve got a potentially deadly situation on your hands. Natural gas is extremely toxic in high dosages, so watch out for signs of a gas leak such as a hissing sound coming from your gas line, dead plants in the yard, a foul sulfuric smell, and feelings of nausea or dizziness. If you believe there is even a chance you are dealing with a gas leak, you should call a professional and evacuate your family right away.
- Slab Leaks: While it may not be as immediately evident as the other items on this list, a slab leak is still a major hazard for any household. The concrete slab beneath your home is a critical part of your home’s structure and foundation. When a pipe breaks beneath your home and water starts to leak into your slab, your slab may shift, ultimately costing you thousands of dollars in property damage. Pay attention for sudden spikes in your water bill, the sound of running water even when you aren’t using your pipes, damp or warm flooring, moisture or mildew in your carpeting, cracks in your baseboard or walls, standing water around the perimeter of your house, and unexplained movement on your water meter. You may not wake up in the middle of the night and discover a slab leak the way you would a burst pipe, but trust us, if you do believe you have a slab leak, this is definitely not a plumbing problem you want to ignore.