It seems that you only need a plumber at the most inconvenient time, like at 3am and you have a sudden pipe burst that leaves your whole house under water. Fortunately, most plumbing companies offer hours that will allow for them to be available at anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although plumbers are usually called upon for emergencies, you should have a plumber who can provide preventative maintenance for you so that there is a lower chance of you having an emergency.
The best way to evade the chances of you needing to call upon an emergency plumber is to have a company that can offer you preventative maintenance. Most plumbing companies have a 24/7 availability so that they can be your regular plumber in addition to your emergency plumber. Once your relationship with them is established, whether or not they became your emergency plumber before or after your regular plumber, they will most likely be in your evoked set of plumbers. You will call upon their services for the next time that you need plumbing assistance.
Emergency plumbers have the knowledge and skills to solve the plumbing issue that you’re having. They offer the same services as regular plumbers, such as installing or repairing pipes, water fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, and several more systems in your home. The most common emergency plumbing situations are:
- Pipe burst
- Frozen pipes
- Clogged drains/toilets
- Gas leaks
For some of these urgent situations (pipe bursts, frozen pipes, leaks), shut off the main water valve to prevent any more water from escaping, then call in your plumber to repair the pipe or insulate it properly. In the case of a clogged drain or toilet, it’s possible to unclog it yourself with a plumber’s snake or a plunger. If the clog is too large or unattainable with these tools, then you must call in the work of a professional. The gas leak, however, is something that cannot be fixed on your own. Evacuate your home immediately if you suspect a gas leak and call in help from a professional from there.
Plumbers are trained to respond quickly to your service call, and to provide knowledgeable advice when fixing the problem that you have, especially in an emergency.
To learn about the services we offer in an emergency plumbing situation, call us at (407) 413-9795.