When it comes to homeownership, though there are literally hundreds of things that you need to constantly be focusing on, maintaining your home’s plumbing system should be at the very top of your household priority list. Unless you are fully aware of how to perform various pipe and faucet repairs, you should probably consider seeking out professional plumbing assistance — especially during an emergency.
Plumbing emergencies can not only cause serious damage to your home’s pipes and structure but can cause even more damage to your wallet. That’s why it’s so important to address any plumbing issue right away and have an emergency plumber take a look in order to minimize damage and save as much money as possible.
Here are some of the most common plumbing emergencies to be aware of:
- Clogged toilets — A minor toilet clog isn’t technically an emergency, and can typically be fixed with a plumber. If your toilet is severely clogged, however, that’s when you need to contact an emergency plumber right away. Clogged toilets can backup and cause spillage throughout your home, which can be a nightmare. If you notice any strange noises coming from any of your home’s toilets, or flushing and leaking issues, get help right away.
- Dripping or leaking water heater — If you discover a leak or another issue interrupting your home’s hot water supply, you might be wasting a significant amount of money on your home’s heating bills. Additionally, water heater leaks can cause major property damage so these issues need to be addressed by plumbing emergency professionals in a timely manner.
- Bursted pipes — The most damaging plumbing emergency that can happen to a home is definitely pipe bursts. A single pipe burst can actually release up to 100 gallons of water in an eight-hour period. Burst pipes are typically caused by corrosion over the years. Galvanized steel pipe is common in older homes and is quite strong, but lasts only about 50 years and can burst after that. If one your pipes does burst throughout your home, immediately shut off the water supply, remove any items nearby, and contact a plumber!
Don’t let emergency plumbing issues ruin your home and jack up your utility expenses. If you’re in need of an emergency plumber, contact Precision Plumbing right away.