When To Call A Plumber For Emergency Plumbing Service

August 23, 2023

Emergency plumbing service is available 24/7, but when is a plumbing problem an emergency? Should you just wait and call during normal business hours? Here are a few instances when you should call Hamilton Plumbing Heating A/C Rooter immediately for emergency plumbing service.

Burst pipe

A burst pipe will cause water to pour into the home and lead to serious water damage. Be sure to shut off water supply to the home at the main water valve. You won’t know how much water damage was caused by the burst pipe until you’ve called a professional plumber for an inspection. It’s best to call for emergency plumbing service than risk extensive water damage throughout the home.

Frozen pipe

A frozen pipe is at risk of cracking or bursting, impacting the entire plumbing system. If you’re not getting any water from the faucet or if the toilet isn’t refilling after a flush, you may have a frozen pipe. If your pipe is frozen you need an expert to help you diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Overflowing toilet

An overflowing toilet isn’t just unsanitary, it’s a plumbing emergency that needs serious attention. Shut off the main valve immediately to keep the problem from getting worse and call for emergency plumbing service.

Sewer line leak

A sewer line leak can cause the bathtub to fill with wastewater. Or, turning on the bathroom sink could cause the toilet to fill. In either case, you may have a sewer line leak that needs professional plumbing attention. Call your local, expert plumbers for emergency plumbing services as soon as possible.

Water heater leak

If you’re not getting any hot water in the sink or shower, the water heater could be the source of the problem. If you have a leak coming from the bottom of the unit, then it’s a plumbing emergency that needs immediate service.

Sudden drop in water pressure

If the water pressure suddenly drops and you’re hardly getting any water from the faucet or showerhead, you may have issues with the water heater, clogged pipes, or a plumbing leak.

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Last Updated: July 15, 2024