Most homeowners consider plumbing issues an emergency because plumbing problems can be so inconvenient. However, not every plumbing issue requires an emergency plumber. For example, if a clog is causing the water to drain slowly, it isn’t considered an emergency because the water still drains, and you can wait until a plumber has an appointment available. Plumbing emergencies are issues that affect your ability to perform certain tasks or could be harmful to your home,
If the plumbing system in your Sandy Springs, GA home experiences any of the following issues, you should call an emergency plumber right away.
#1 No Water
You rely on running water all day long; therefore, if nothing comes out when you turn on the water in your home, you may need to call a plumber.
Before making the call, check your records to ensure your water bills have been paid and your service hasn’t been terminated. You should also check with a neighbor or the water company to rule out a widespread outage.
If everything checks out on your end, it’s time to call an emergency plumber. A few issues can cause a lack of water, including:
- A problem with the water main or valve
- A significant clog in the water line
- A considerable leak somewhere in your home.
- Old, corroded pipes
The sooner you make the call, the sooner you will have running water again.
#2 Pipe Leak
A leaking pipe in your Sandy Springs, TX home is an emergent issue. The leak can cause significant water damage and mold growth and waste a considerable amount of water, increasing your monthly water bills.
Pipes leak for a variety of reasons, including;
- Clogged lines
- Damaged pipe joints
- Loose connections
- High water pressure
If the leak isn’t causing visible standing water, it can be challenging to find the leaking pipe. An emergency plumber can use a drain camera and acoustic leak detection equipment to find the clog’s location, allowing them to replace the leaking pipe. Calling a plumber right away will allow them to fix the problem before significant water damage occurs.
#3 Clogged Drain
As mentioned above, a partially clogged drain will cause the water to drain slowly, which isn’t an emergent issue. As long as you take a plumber’s next available appointment, the clog won’t prevent the water from draining. However, if a large clog prevents the water from draining, leaving standing water in the sink or tub, you should call an emergency plumber. A completely clogged drain is an emergent issue because you can’t use the sink or tub until the clog is removed.
A plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog and will choose the best method to remove the entire clog from the drain.
#4 Clogged Toilet
Toilet clogs are relatively common. Your toilet can clog when something is flushed that shouldn’t have been, or someone flushes too much toilet paper and waste. In most cases, you can use a plunger to break up the clog enough that it can be flushed. If the plunger isn’t effective, the clog could be too large, solid, or located too far down the drainpipe. This is an emergent issue because you can’t use the toilet until the clog is removed. If you only have one bathroom in your Sandy Springs, GA home, the problem is more serious because you can’t use the bathroom in your own home, and you should call an emergency plumber.
A plumber will remove the clog with a toilet auger. If the clog is located far down the drainpipe, the plumber will need to disconnect the toilet to remove the clog. When they finish the job, you can start using the toilet again.
#5 Water Heater Issues
If the water heater in your Sandy Springs, GA home malfunctions, you should call an emergency plumber right away. A broken water heater is an emergent issue because your need hot water many times during the day, and water heater issues can affect your ability to use hot water. In addition, some problems can cause a flood, resulting in serious water damage.
If your water heater experiences any of the following issues, you should call a plumber right away.
- You have no hot water.
- The water isn’t hot enough.
- The hot water has a foul odor.
- The water has a brownish tint.
- Strange sounds coming from the unit
- Moisture or water pooling around the water heater
- You run out of hot water frequently.
A plumber will inspect the water heater to find the cause of the problem so it can be resolved quickly, and you can safely use the hot water again without worrying about damage to your home.
#6 Freezing Pipes
Winter days in Sandy Spring, GA are relatively mild; however, the temperature drops significantly overnight. A cold front or a cold snap can cause the temperature to drop below freezing, and the pipes can freeze.
If you try to turn on the water on a freezing night and nothing comes out, your pipes have likely frozen, and you should call an emergency plumber right away. When the pipes freeze, the water in the pipes will freeze and expand, which can cause your pipes to burst. Burst pipes can cause significant flood damage; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber right away.
A plumber can thaw the pipes quickly and put heat tape around them, preventing them from freezing again.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If you need to hire an emergency plumber, call Peach Plumbing & Drain. We are a locally known and trusted, full-service plumbing company, serving customers in the area for years.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, experienced, and highly qualified to handle all plumbing issues, whether simple or complex. In addition, we have plumbers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency service.
Over the years, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community, thanks to the excellent service we provide. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-star rating on Google. In addition, we are a Screened & Approved business with Home Advisor, and they named us a Top Rated and Elite Service.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.