Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

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3 Common Plumbing Problems Requiring An Emergency Plumber


No matter how meticulously you maintain your residential plumbing system, you may still face a plumbing emergency in your home at some point. Plumbing emergencies arise when you have plumbing problems that just can't wait until a regular plumber is available to address them. 

The good news is that some plumbers operate 24/7 so they can quickly respond to plumbing emergencies at any hour of the day or night. These plumbers are known as 24-hour or emergency plumbers.

Take a look at some of the most common plumbing issues that may require you to bring in an emergency plumber.

Burst Water Pipe

This plumbing problem is particularly common in winter. As the cold winter temperatures set in, the water that flows inside your cold water supply line will start to freeze. As the water freezes, it expands and increases pressure buildup within the water pipes. This can cause the pipes to burst, wasting water and adding to your utility bill. 

If you have a burst water pipe in your home, you should shut off the water supply to your home and contact an emergency plumber immediately. If your cold water pipes are uninsulated, consider insulating them once they've been repaired.

Low Water Pressure

If your bathtub fills up way too slowly, this is an indication that your water pressure is low. If your neighbors aren't complaining about a similar problem, then it's likely that the problem is unique to your home.

A variety of factors may contribute to reduced water pressure at home. A good way to start the troubleshooting process is to check the valves that regulate water flow to your home. If the valves are fully open, you might have leaks or blockages in your water supply line. It would be best to let a professional plumber look into the problem. 

Toilet Overflow

If the water level in the toilet bowl rises every time you flush the toilet, it's likely that your toilet drain is clogged. The first thing to do is to stop the water from refilling in the toilet tank. You can do this by either lifting up the bottom of the fill float or shutting off the water supply to the tank.

You should then grab a flange or Accordion plunger and try to clear the clog yourself. If this doesn't work, don't hesitate to ask an emergency plumber for assistance. 

The best time to choose an emergency plumber is before a plumbing emergency arises. Looking up plumbers in the midst of a plumbing emergency can lead to a rushed decision that may result in the wrong choice of a plumber.

For more information, contact a company like Bud's Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric.


29 April 2021