When it comes to plumbing problems, you need to know when you need an emergency plumber and when you should leave it up to the professionals. Most problems will not require an emergency plumber, but knowing when and why you might need to call one can help prevent further damage to your home and property. You don’t always have to wait for a problem to develop before calling a plumber. There are a few warning signs that often signal a serious plumbing issue that should be resolved before you put the plumbers time and money into repairing the issue.
If you find yourself having to call an emergency plumber because of a leaking hot water heater, you probably should not attempt to fix the problem on your own unless you have experience doing so. A professional, hot water heater repair service can get into the home and duct work to locate the exact location of the leak. If you try to repair it yourself and further damage the heating system, the homeowner may be unable to stay in the home while the repairs are being made. Leakages from plumbing leaks often create very dangerous circumstances, especially if they are located in the basement or attic area, which can cause structural damage to the building. Calling an emergency plumber to come to the home and locate the source of the leak can prevent a more extensive loss of property as well as putting the leak under control before the situation becomes disastrous.
Sewer and drain line problems also often require the immediate attention of an emergency plumber because blocked drains and sewer lines are a common occurrence in the home. Running dry dirty and running water with no exit point for the waste water results in a clogged sewer line, which is the perfect place for roots, algae and mold to grow and eventually cause an unsightly plumbing problem. An experienced professional can drain the dirty water from the sewer line and restore it to a clean state by using a drain cleaning solution and an absorbent sock.