Plumbing emergencies happen.
Below you’ll find four common emergencies and how best to fix the issue.
1. Clogged Drains
- Causes: Damaged pipes or foreign objects like hair or grease.
- Signs: Slow draining water.
- What to do: Try to unclog with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, call your plumber
2. Burst Pipes
- Causes: Freezing temperatures, water pressure problems, old or damaged pipes.
- Signs: Water coming out of your walls or ceiling, low water pressure.
- What to do: Turn water off at the main shut off valve. Then, call your plumber.
3. Leaking Fixtures
- Causes: Damaged fixtures, aging pipes, or rust and sediment in the water.
- Signs: Constant drip from the faucet(s) or a rising water bill.
- What to do: Turn off the water supply to the fixture. Then, call your plumber.
4. Sewer System Backup
- Causes: Aging system and/or tree roots growing into the sewer line.
- Signs: Multiple drain clogs, sewer odor from the drains and/or gurgling toilets.
- What to do: Call your plumber right away!