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Common Emergency Plumbing Signs

The question is, what is a plumbing emergency, and when should you call an emergency plumber?

An emergency plumber is needed when there is a problem and you cannot slow it or make it safe. We all know that turning off the water to a building will stop most leaking problems, but what if you cannot turn off the water, or what if the leak keeps going even when the water main is turned off? If you cannot make safe or slow the problem significantly, then an emergency plumber is probably needed.

So how do you know you’re having and emergency and need to call us right away? Here are some common plumbing issues that should be addressed immediately. 

Standing Water

One of the top reasons to call an emergency plumber is finding standing water anywhere in your house. This can be a clue that you have a burst or leaking pipe that needs to be repaired or replaced right away. 

Standing water in the shower indicates a blockage that can lead to a sewage backup if not addressed quickly. In addition, standing water poses the risk of damage to your home and can compromise your health if it’s not resolved immediately.

Blocked Toilet

A blocked toilet is never fun and can be quite disgusting to deal with as well. If you only have one toilet in your home, the problem gets even worse. Anytime you have a blocked toilet, it’s best to have it fixed right away instead of waiting. 

You never know what could have been flushed down – toys, large amounts of hair, too much toilet tissue – the list goes on. No matter what it is, it’s best to get it cleared so you don’t have a sewage problem to deal with.

Sewage Smell

Speaking of sewage, if you ever smell it anywhere in your around your home, you’re facing a plumbing emergency. You shouldn’t smell the waste in your sewage system and if you do, you know right away that it needs to be looked at. 

Fixing the issue immediately prevents damage that is unpleasant to clean up.

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