While many of your plumbing issues will not require emergency plumbing service, you may occasionally need a plumber to fix a problem right away. Emergency plumbing service is required for plumbing issues that pose serious threats to your family’s health or the safety of your home. Here are a few examples of plumbing emergencies you may encounter:
- Sewer Line Backups
Sewer line backups are caused by clogs within your sewer line, as opposed to a simple drain issue near a sink or toilet. Sewer line backups can be very complicated—using one drain in your home may cause overflows in other rooms around the house. Stop using water in your home and call an emergency plumber at the first sign of a sewer backup.
- Clogged Plumbing
While many drain clogs can be cleared using basic plumbing maintenance strategies, like chemical drain cleaners or plungers, some require the expertise of a plumber. If your toilet, shower, sinks, or any other drains in your home are not draining properly, then call an emergency plumber to have it fixed.
- Burst Pipes
When pipes burst in your home, you definitely have a plumbing emergency on your hands. Water lines can burst inside or outside of your home, and can potentially waste hundreds of gallons of water, encourage mold and mildew growth, and cause extensive water damage. If you have an inexplicably high water bill or notice a burst pipe, then turn off the water supply and call an emergency plumber.
- Gas Leaks
Perhaps most importantly, be prepared to handle gas leaks in your home. If you smell natural gas, then leave the home and call an emergency plumber from a safe location. Gas leaks can cause fires, explosions, and even asphyxiation if you remain inside for too long.
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