When to Call an Emergency Plumber

As most homeowners know, plumbing and HVAC emergencies never seem to happen at convenient times. If a plumbing emergency hits your home, you’ll want to call an emergency plumber. These professionals can provide you with timely plumbing services to minimize damage and get your plumbing system back in working order without the wait.

What Is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

Sometimes when you’re faced with a plumbing problem, you might not be sure if it’s just a plumbing issue or an emergency. In general, the following situations constitute a plumbing emergency that could benefit from professional attention as soon as possible:

  • Overflowing toilet. Toilets can overflow for several different reasons, all of which are urgent. However, the most important thing to do in the case of an overflowing toilet is to turn off the water supply, which you can do by turning the valve behind the toilet all the way counterclockwise.
  • Leaking or burst pipe. Not only can leaking pipes skyrocket your water bills, but they can also cause significant structural damage. If a pipe bursts, it releases a large amount of water at one time, and you should take steps to turn off the main water supply. Call to have a professional look at it as soon as possible.
  • Hot water heater issue. If your hot water heater is experiencing any problems, you’ll want to get a plumber to look at it right away. If the water inside your hot water heater gets too hot, there’s a risk of explosion.
  • Failing sump pump. Sump pumps are common in areas that receive a lot of rainwater since they remove water that may otherwise make its way into the basement or crawl space of a home. Signs your sump pump may be failing and in need of immediate attention include a flooding basement or wet spots on drywall.
  • Laundry hose leak. A leak in the hose connected to your washing machine is a serious issue and is one of the leading reasons for home insurance claims. If you find a laundry hose leak, you should call a professional plumber to address the issue quickly.
  • Sewer line clog. Flushing things that shouldn’t be flushed, such as feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and other thick materials, can cause backups in the main sewer line of your home. Multiple drain clogs, water pooling around lower-level drains, and gurgling sounds coming from pipes are all signs of a potential issue in the main sewer line.

How Can an Emergency Plumber Help?

If you’re experiencing a situation like the ones listed above, it’s important to receive immediate professional plumbing assistance to avoid additional structural damage and financial cost. Emergency plumbers are available for calls all day, every day, so no matter what time of day or night disaster strikes, you’ll be able to get help.

Southern Utah Emergency Plumbing Services

If you need emergency plumbing services, don’t hesitate to call the professional HVAC technicians at A-1 Services, Inc. for emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re based in St. George, Utah, and have been serving customers throughout Southern Utah and Mesquite, Nevada, since 1976. Contact us today for an emergency plumbing service!