When Should I Call Emergency Plumbers?
You can prepare for all sorts of emergencies. You can buy a generator in case the power goes out from a storm. You can make sure that the fire alarms in your home always have fresh batteries by changing them every 6 months. However, when you are dealing with plumbing, there is always tricks and tools that you can do on your own. If you aren’t comfortable with doing it on your own, AAA City Plumbing can send Emergency Plumbers your way.
Most Common Need For Emergency Plumbers
Let’s first cover plumbing troubles that you may have some experience with.
- Clogged sink or toilet
- Clogged tub or shower drain
- Leaky faucet
- Leaky toilet
- Leaky water heater
- Leaky washing machine hose
- Broken water line or burst pipe
- No hot water
- Sewer system backup
Tricks And Tips Before You Call Emergency Plumbers
- If you have a clogged toilet, first shut the water off. Once that is done, try using a plunger. If the clog hasn’t cleared, a snake or auger may help.
- Avoid clogging your sink by not using it to discard grease, oil or other dense liquids. If you have a clog or a slow draining sink, you can use the same techniques such as a plunger or an auger.
- A quick fix for anything leaking such as toilets, sinks, or water heaters, is to find the water shut off valve after determining where the leak is coming from. The leak may be a simple fix like tightening a joint or patching a hole.
- Check the hoses on your washer machine often to help prevent leaks or a bulging hose.
- Broken water lines and burst pipes can happen because of tree roots, a dig that went wrong, or the winter weather. Remember to winterize your faucets outside, and call before you start projects that require you to dig. Be mindful of where your pipes or water lines are before planting trees or buying a house. You may need to get rid of trees that could eventually be a problem.
- If you have no hot water, check to see if you have electricity flowing to your water heater. It may not be a plumbing problem.
- If you own a home with a sump pump, become familiar with the mechanics of how the pump works. It’s easier to identify the problem if you aren’t stressed about the human waste pooling up into your house.
When You Should Call Emergency Plumbers
There are some instances where there is only so much that you can do, and you need the help of Emergency Plumbers. Such an example would be:
- Water heater issues: If you find that your water heater isn’t keeping the temperature steady, the water smells ands looks strange, or is leaking, you should have a professional come and inspect the tank.
- Sump Pump: If you have a back up in your septic tank because the sump pump is not working properly, it’s better to have emergency plumbers come and inspect the tank. Your tank may need to be pumped to replace the motor in your sump pump.
- Leaky pipes: If you find that your home repairs aren’t keeping the leaks at bay, a technician from AAA City Plumbing is qualified to replace the pipe. Ask what you can do to prevent another leak.
- Broken pipes: If you didn’t know that you had a leaky pipe, you’ll for sure know that you have a broken one. Water can cause a lot of damage to your home so be sure to shut off the water supply before you call.
- Clogged toilets and drains: Any one can plunge a toilet and clean hair out of a shower drain. The clog can become an issue is the blockage is beyond your reach. We have the right tools for the job and can have your pipes cleared in no time.
Plumbing emergencies are no fun and most of the time need immediate attention. AAA City Plumbing is your repair and drain cleaning specialist. We have a $39 same day service call and provide residential, commercial and emergency services. Check out our Angie’s Super Service Award, A+ rating from the BBB, and 5-star ratings on Google.