Signs You Need an Emergency Plumber
No one plans to have a plumbing emergency. Yet, nearly every day, our team of expert plumbers receives calls from customers whose pipes have burst, fixtures have locked up, toilets are clogged, or water heaters are leaking.
The bottom line is that whenever your plumbing systems aren’t performing as required, it’s a potential emergency that requires a prompt solution.
Common Signs You Need Emergency Plumbing Services
Odd sounds can include gurgling, bubbling, rattling, and screeching. These can indicate clogs, loose fittings, damaged mechanical components, sediment buildup, and other issues.
Foreign objects, toiletries, paper towels, wet wipes, toilet paper, and other obstructions can clog toilets and drains. If plunging doesn’t resolve the problem, an emergency plumber can use hydro jets, snakes, and other tools to dislodge the clog.
Frequent clogs can indicate damaged pipes or other problems with your plumbing system that require more extensive repairs.
The sound of running water when taps are closed is a sign of a leak in your plumbing system. This is a critical emergency because leaking water can quickly damage flooring, drywall, furniture, carpeting, etc. You may also see signs of leaks, including water stains on drywall, wet carpet, mold/mildew growth, sagging ceilings, or lush spots in the landscape.
If you notice low water pressure in winter, there’s a good chance ice is building up in your pipes. Prompt action is required, or the pressure can build to the point that your pipes burst and flood your home.
Sewage odors emanating from sinks, toilets, showers, or within the landscape can indicate clogs or damaged pipes. These odors are unsanitary and may foretell sewage backups that can bring bacteria and viruses into your home.
No Hot Water
A water heater that doesn’t deliver hot water may have a problem with sediment buildup within the tank, a missing or damaged heating element, etc.
No water from showerheads, faucets, toilets, etc., often indicates problems with your main line. If the city hasn’t shut off the water for construction or another cause, it means your pipes require immediate service.
Rotten Egg Odors
Rotten egg odors are caused by hydrogen sulfide, which is added to natural gas. If you smell rotten eggs in your home, you should evacuate and schedule immediate service with a plumbing professional.
If you have a shower, sink, or toilet, they should drain at a consistent rate regardless of location within your home. However, if these drain at considerably different rates in different areas of your house, it can indicate a clog in that area.
Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air is always ready to help resolve your plumbing emergencies.