Just as the name suggests, an emergency plumber is a plumber that will show up at your home and provide you with service in an urgent, or emergency situation. Any home owner that has been in need of an emergency plumber and couldn’t find one knows that it pays to keep one on speed dial.
And keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to be underwater to have an ‘emergency’ on your hands. Here are 6 times when you should pick up the phone and call an emergency plumber.
It is true that you don’t have to be underwater to call and emergency plumber, but definitely call one if you are! Flooding in your home can come from any number of places, and if you find that any part of the house is taking on water, you can consider it an emergency. If you don’t have your leaking or basement flooding problem inspected by a professional immediately, you are on your way to extensive water damage to your home and more issues further down the road.
2. Burst Pipe
One of the possible causes of that flooding might be a burst pipe somewhere in the house. Whether it is causing flooding or not, a burst pipe is a situation that requires an emergency plumber. Even if it isn’t going to flood your home, it will end up causing damage or ruining some of your possessions. Make sure that you clear away any valuables directly under the spot where the pipe has burst and call your plumber.
3. Frozen Pipes
Winter can be long and frustrating all on its own, but if your pipes happen to freeze it will seem even worse. If you have frozen pipes, your water may stop flowing to your faucets, and you may decide that you can just heat the pipes up and fix the problem.
Keep in mind that frozen pipes can quickly lead to burst pipes, and trying to thaw them yourself is never a good idea. If those pipes are frozen, call in your emergency plumber before you have a big problem on your hands.
4. Clogged Drain
A basic clogged drain may not be that big a deal, but if any drain in your house starts to back up and water starts filling the sink, it’s time to call your emergency plumber. You might be able to alleviate the problem on your own, but you’re taking a big risk.
5. Toilet Overflow
Anyone who has had an overflowing toilet knows that once it starts, the only thing on your mind is getting it to stop. With something like this, the cause may be simple or it may be complicated, but getting an emergency plumber in as soon as possible is the best way to find out and deal with it.
6. Sewer Backup
Just like the toilet overflowing is bad news, a sewer back up is also cause for alarm. In most cases, you have no idea what is causing the blockage and even if you did you couldn’t do anything about it. Your sump pump might be failing, tree roots may be growing out of control or any number of other issues may be taking place. Just remember that sewer water does not belong in your home, so call an emergency plumber right away.
ExpressRooter Plumbing offers 24/7 and 60 minute emergency response times for those times when you have a plumbing emergency that needs to be fixed immediately. Our professional Toronto plumbers are on-call, so contact us today!