Sometimes you have emergency plumbing problems that happen suddenly and cannot wait to be fixed. These problems vary and when they are beyond your ability to fix them, you must contact a plumbing company to help. There are many plumbing companies that have plumbers who are always available to help if you have an emergency.
Plumbing emergencies may be simple or severe. Some types of simple plumbing emergencies can be: blocked drains, blocked toilets, or leaky faucets or toilets. These may not seem like emergencies, but if you have tried everything to fix them and you cannot come up with a solution, these problems can interrupt your daily activities. When this happens this becomes a plumbing emergency.
Other problems can be clear emergencies such as burst pipes or a sewer system backup. These problems are very time sensitive, which mean they get much worse the more time you take before calling someone to fix them. A burst pipe can completely flood an area and cause many more issues when it comes to cleanup afterwards.
A sewer system backup can overflow an area with raw sewage and cause damage and health problems as well to you and your family.
When it comes to the simpler problems, you will first want to try and fix the problem yourself. If it is a leaky faucet or toilet, you will want to turn off the water to it and see if you can repair the leak. If your sink drain or toilet is stopped up, you will want to plunge it and see if you can get it fixed. But if none of these solutions work and your toilet or sink becomes unusable, you will definitely want to call for a plumber to come out and fix it.
In the case of your more severe problems, such as a sewer system backup or a burst pipe, you will definitely want to immediately call a plumber after turning off the water in your home. These severe problems need to be fixed quickly and efficiently because your house and your family are at risk for future problems. On one hand it is better that a problem is apparent, but you also should know that you cannot survive without water or a working toilet.
Whether you call a larger plumbing company, or a smaller plumbing company, most will have a 24 hour, 7 day emergency plumbing service that will be able to help you any time of day, any day of the year, even holidays. This can certainly be helpful if a pipe bursts on Christmas eve and you are without water. It will give you peace of mind that you can get help no matter when a problem occurs.
There is no way you can predict when a major problem can occur, such as a water pipe bursting, or you sewer system backing up. This is why you can have peace of mind knowing that a plumbing company has emergency plumbers set up to help you any time of the day or year. So if you have a plumbing emergency, do not hesitate to call a professional who can fix the problem quickly.