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You rely on the plumbing system in your Atlanta, GA home all day long. From the first time you flush the toilet in the morning until you brush your teeth before bed, your plumbing system is in use. Therefore, if something goes wrong with your plumbing system, life in your home can be challenging.
Although all plumbing issues can affect your daily life, many can wait until you have time to call a plumber or unit your plumber has an available appointment. However, some issues are more severe or can affect your ability to use your sink, tub, or toilet and require immediate attention.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call an emergency plumbing right away.
#1 You Have No Water
If there is no water coming into your Atlanta, GA home, it is an emergent issue. You can’t perform many everyday household tasks without water; therefore, you may need to call an emergency plumber. Before making the call, check to be sure your water bill has been paid, and check with a neighbor to see if they have water to rule out a widespread water outage. If everything checks out, it is time to call a licensed professional.
There are a few possible issues that could cause a lack of water, including:
- A faulty water main
- Problems with the isolation valve
- A significant clog in the waterline
- A considerable leak somewhere in the plumbing system
- Aged or corroded pipes
- Frozen pipes
Because so many issues can result in a lack of water coming from the taps in your home, you will need to hire an emergency plumber to figure out which issue is causing the problem so it can be repaired, and the water will be restored.
Leaks in the plumbing system can result in significant water damage and mold growth. In addition, a leak can waste a substantial amount of water; therefore, you should call a plumber right away.
- Leaks under the sink: Leaks under the sink are relatively easy to detect because there will be visible pooling water on the floor of the kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity. Most leaks under the sink are due to loose or worn components or a faulty O-ring.
- Leaks behind the wall: Leaks behind the wall can be more challenging to detect. In some cases, the leak will create water spots on the wall, and in others, the only sign will be a water bill that is significantly higher than average.
- Leaks underground: Leaks in the underground pipes can cause puddles in your yard even though it hasn’t rained or your basement floor will be warm. If the pipe has been leaking for a while, it can cause damage to your home’s foundation.
An emergency plumbing will come to your home with acoustic leak detection equipment, which can help them find the leak so it can be repaired or the pipe can be replaced.
#3 Toilet Clogs
Your toilet can become clogged if you flush too much toilet paper and waste, and the same is true if someone flushes something that shouldn’t have been flushed. If your toilet is clogged and you try to flush, it will overflow all over the bathroom floor.
Plunging the toilet will often break up the clog enough to be flushed. If the plunger does not affect the clog, it is likely too large, too solid, or located too far down the drainpipe for the plunger to be effective. You won’t be able to use the toilet until the clog is removed; therefore, you should call a plumber right away.
An emergency plumber can remove the clog quickly, allowing the toilet to flush, and you can start using it again.
#4 Drain Clogs
A minor clog in the drain can cause the water to drain slowly. Because the water still drains, you can wait until you have time or until your plumber has an available appointment. However, if the clog is large and the water won’t drain at all, you will need to call an emergency plumber. If the drain is clogged completely, you won’t be able to use the sink or tub until the clog has been removed, making it an issue requiring the help of an emergency plumber.
An emergency plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location, allowing them to remove the entire clog, preventing drain issues in the future.
#5 Discolored Water
The water coming from the taps in your Atlanta, GA home should come out clean and clear. If the water has a brown tint, you should call an emergency plumber right away. Discolored water indicates it is contaminated and unsafe for use.
If just the hot water is discolored, the issue is with the water heater. When large pieces of sediment build up in the water tank, the hot water can cause it to break apart and contaminate the hot water. If your water heater is over ten years old, the inside of the tank could be failing, causing small pieces of mineral deposits and metal to contaminate the water. This would require a water heater replacement.
If the hot and cold water is discolored, the issue is likely with the pipes. As your pipes age, they can start to rust, which will contaminate the water.
It is unsafe to use contaminated water; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber right away. If you have to use the water before the issue is repaired, it is best to boil it first.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If you have a plumbing issue that requires an emergency plumber, call Peach Plumbing & Drain. We are a full-service plumbing company, serving customers in the area for over 15 years.
We understand how serious some plumbing issues can be, which is why we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, skilled, and qualified to handle any plumbing problem you have. In addition, they are required to pass a criminal background check and a drug test, so our customers feel safe when they let our plumbers into their homes.
Thanks to our plumbers’ excellent service, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community. We are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. In addition, Home Advisor lists us as a Top Rated, Elite Service and a Screened & Approved plumbing company.
To schedule an appointment with an emergency plumber or any other plumbing service, give us at Peach Plumbing & Drain a call today.