What Counts as Emergency Plumbing

It is all too common for us to overlook how essential a good plumbing system is until it breaks down. When plumbing problems occur, they normally occur at the most inconvenient times of life. Whether your life is busy with a hectic routine or you are in a rush for an important event, some kind of plumbing issue is bound to occur. 

Though most emergency plumbing situations are difficult to foresee, you can be prepared by knowing what they are and what to do when they happen. In this article, we will go over some of the common emergency plumbing situations that will need a  professional’s help.

Sewer Leaks

Sewer leaks are not just emergencies; they are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. First, they produce an awful order that will contaminate your air and disrupt the comfort of your home. 

Second, sewer leaks attract bugs, flies, and or rodents who enjoy the sewer smells and the extra moisture that the leaks create. If sewer leaks are not fixed immediately, the extra moisture will promote mold growth. 

And finally, sewer leaks require excessive amounts of water to be wasted, and that will lead to higher water bills. Clearly, this situation will require the help of emergency plumbing services.

To learn more about sewer leaks, read our blog about the 5 signs of a needed sewer repair

Water Leaks of Any Kind

If you notice any water leaks around your home, they must be taken care of as soon as possible. Though it may seem that they aren’t hurting you that much, prolonged water leaks will result in several adverse effects. 

First of all, water leaks result in higher water bills which will hurt your household budget in the long run. Water leaks tend to grow in size if they aren’t taken care of immediately. The excess moisture produced by water leaks will result in mold. 

Mold produces a lot of bad consequences, such as structural damage and health complications for those exposed to it. Therefore, water leaks require emergency plumbing repair.

Pipe Clogs 

Another common plumbing emergency is when the pipes clog up with excess debris and dirt. No, if a pipe clog goes unnoticed, it may grow and eventually cause the pipe to burst. This will require expensive repairs and possible replacements of pipes. 

Pipe clogs can also lead to poor drainage and sewer backflow into your toilets, tubs, and sinks. We can assure you that this occurrence will not be met favorably by the inhabitants of your home. It will create a terrible stench, attract pests, and make those areas of your home inoperable until the clog is cleared. For help in this area, you will need to contact the local plumbing emergency technicians, such as the ones at One Source Home Service.

Do you have a clogged drain in your home? Read our blog, where we answer some of the frequently asked questions about drain repair

Water Heater Repair

There is no greater disappointment than when you attempt to take a shower but are met with cold water. When this happens, you most likely are in need of a water heater repair service. Even if taking a shower and cold water isn’t a big deal, hot water is essential in the rest of the home. It helps us observe many of the sanitary requirements and cook our food appropriately. Therefore, a broken water heater is a plumbing emergency. 

We do not recommend trying to fix a water heater by yourself as it can void your warranty and pose a great risk to your health. A broken water heater may cause you to consider whether your home needs a new boiler. Read our blog to understand if it is time to replace your water heater

Contact One Source Home Service for Emergency Plumbing Services!

Whether you are in need of emergency plumbing services or general plumbing upkeep, the plumbers at One Source Home Service are here to see to your every need. We are available around the clock in Colorado Springs to assist you with your plumbing emergencies. Contact us today at (719) 204 1809.

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