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It is a scene from an old Laurel and Hardy film, where our hapless duo tries to catch water coming through the ceiling from a burst pipe using all their pots and pans. It is a laugh-out-loud moment, but it is not funny if it happens to you. Now you need an emergency plumbing service and the best in Brookhaven, GA is Peach Plumbing & Drain. We have technicians available 24/7 ready to answer your emergency call.
A Plumbing Service Second to None
Whatever your plumbing problem Peach Plumbing & Drain will mend it. We offer many high-quality services such as:
- Emergency Plumbing Service
- Plumbing Maintenance
- Clogged Drains
- Leak Detection and Repair
- Slab Leaks
- Toilet Repair
- And Many Others
Emergency Plumbing Service
You may need an emergency plumbing service at any time, usually at the most inconvenient moment. That is why Peach Plumbing & Drain will always have highly trained technicians on standby ready to help with fixing any plumbing service. One of our most common callouts is to repair burst pipes and leaks.
Water can quickly cause a great deal of damage to your home and belongings, so the sooner you can turn off the main water shutoff valve the better. If you are not sure where it is then please find out, the quicker it is turned off the less water damage will occur. The same applies to the mains electricity switch, turn this off too to avoid electrocuting yourself. Make sure you stay away from standing water and electrical sparks. Call the fire department and ask for their advice.
To reduce the risk of any future plumbing service emergencies, we advise all our customers to have their plumbing system regularly serviced. Compared to the cost of an emergency callout, the cost of a subscription service is very reasonable. Any small issues can be dealt with before they cause a major problem.
If you pour warm grease, food, coffee grounds, and other materials down your sink you are likely to have a clog problem. These materials, particularly the warm grease, will stick to the insides of your drain lines and harden. Over time the clog will grow and will slowly restrict the flow of water through the pipes.
Unless the clogs are removed the drain line will become completely blocked and you will have standing water in your sink. This problem is made worse in hard water areas. Hard water areas are full of minerals dissolved in the water and can cause insoluble lumps of scale. A similar problem will happen with your shower tray and bathtub. This time the main culprits are soap, toothpaste, and hair.
Many people will use drain cleaners to remove the clogs, but this will not work with hard-to-remove or deep clogs. The overuse of chemicals will corrode older pipework and the joints causing leaks to form. The safest way to remove these clogs without damaging your pipes is to use one of our affordable drain cleaning services.
Leak Detection and Repair
Leaks are not always easy to detect, the pipework is often hidden under floors and behind walls. The first signs of a leak are often an unexpected increase in your water bills or the smell of mold under carpets or inside sink cabinets.
One way to check for a leak is to turn off all your taps and water appliances, and then look at your water meter. If the dials on the water meter are still moving, you have a leak somewhere in your home.
If you suspect that you have a leak, you should call Peach Plumbing & Drain. It is best to sort a small leak now than to wait until the pipe bursts and you must go through the pain of cleaning up an expensive mess.
If the leak occurs in or under the concrete foundation of your home, you have potentially a very severe problem, you could have a slab leak. Detection and repair of slab leaks is another quality plumbing service that we offer.
Most homes are built on top of a concrete foundation called a slab. Any leaking water or sewage lines running below this foundation are called slab leaks. Corrosion of the pipes is often the cause of the leaks.
Also, as your home shifts over time, this causes extra pressure on the pipes, causing them to leak. Signs of a slab leak include:
- Larger than expected water bills – but this could apply to any leak.
- You see water pooling around your property.
- Your ground floor is warm – this may be due to a leak from the hot water line.
- There are cracks on your concrete floor – during wintry weather, the water inside or under the slab will freeze and expand.
- As it thaws it will melt and contract, this alternating pressure will cause cracks to appear and water to enter.
If you ignore this problem your foundation may be suffering considerable damage which will be expensive to repair and put your home at risk of collapse. Any repair work will depend on the location of the leak and the damage to the waterline. It may be possible to reline the existing pipework without the need for digging up your home or garden.
Can you still hear the water flowing after you have flushed the toilet? You may have a problem with the adjustable float. This adjusts the water level in your toilet. If it is set too low the water will overflow into the toilet and the fill valve will not shut off. It may seem like a trivial problem but if left for any length of time your water bills will soon mount up.
Other problems could have an impact on the toilet’s operation. The flush handle can become loose or disconnected from the tank. You may even notice water leaking out around the base of the toilet bowl, along the floor. This problem is caused by a problem with the seal at the base of your toilet. Whatever your problem please call us for a prompt repair.
Peach Plumbing & Drain of Brookhaven, GA
We have been offering quality plumbing service to the citizens of Brookhaven, GA for many years. Whatever your plumbing needs please call us today! The longer you wait the more water damage will be done to your home! We want to protect you and your belongings. Our services are the most affordable in the area and our technicians and plumbers are the best of the best!