Home Emergency How A Plumber Can Help
In the United States, there are approximately 128.58 million homeowners. These homeowners are all different. Some live in small houses, while others live in large houses. Some have compacted backyards, while others have spacious backyards. Some have two stories or more to their house, while others only have one floor filled with rooms. Regardless of the differences, homeowners have commonalities. They are not immune to home emergencies. In fact, many of these home emergencies involve the plumbing whether that involves the interior or exterior of the home. If you’re experiencing a Plumbing Emergency, a plumber can certainly help.
There are around six plumbing emergencies that you, as a homeowner could possibly experience within your home. Although, for the most part, your home functions efficiently and effectively, there will be times when issues arise that cause your home to erupt into chaos. But fear not! That is why a plumber exists. Additionally, plumbing dates back to around 2500 B.C., so plumbers have been excelling in this profession of ages. Most importantly, they have perfected their craft as the years progress. There is no issue too big or too small for a plumber.
An Overflow: The first common plumbing emergency that a plumber can mend for you is overflowing. This overflowing typically occurs in your bathroom, more specifically, your toilet. Now, there are certain overflowing toilets that you can fix yourself, with common tools from your local hardware store. However, other overflowing toilets, and their clogs, are more serious. This is when a plumber should be called to your residence.
A plumber has the experience, expertise, and proper tools to mend your overflowing toilet so you can use it again. To be more specific, a plumber will have to use a tool known as an auger. This auger will extract any object that is blocking the flow of water in your toilet. After it is removed, the plumber will turn your water back on, and your toilet will be good as new.
An overflowing toilet is certainly an emergency, as everyone in the home uses it!
Leaks: Leaks are another common plumbing emergency you may encounter in your humble abode. Additionally, leaks are serious because they waste a lot of water. In fact, a faucet has the potential to waste around 3,000 gallons of water in one year; while a leaking shower has the potential to waste around 500 gallons of water in one year. This waste of water will then increase your water bill.
In terms of leaking, a plumber can fix a leaking pipe safely and in a timely manner. A plumber has the tools in order to tighten or loosen areas of the pipe. He or she can also utilize equipment to patch up any holes within the pipes. So, while you may not know the causes of your leaky pipe, a plumber can determine that and fix it for you.
A Pipe That’s Burst: Although a leaking pipe is considered a minor emergency, a pipe that’s burst is a more serious, albeit, dangerous emergency. This is because it has the potential to expel gallons and gallons of water very quickly. This can lead to water damage and flooding within the interior of your home. A plumber should be called immediately once the pipe has burst. While you wait for the plumber to arrive, turn off your water so the flooding subsides, and remove any materials or items that you may believe could become damaged from the water.
It is important to note that a pipe that’s burst is more common in older homes with corroded pipes. Therefore, it is always wise to have a professional inspect your pipes from time to time.
Water Heater: While a plumber is known for fixing leaks, clogs in toilets and drains, pipes, and floods, a plumber can also handle devices in your home such as your water heater. If your water heater isn’t functioning properly, this can turn into an emergency. Some odd functioning water heaters include, one that leaks, the water temperature is not correct, it smells, or it’s loud. A plumber can fix your water heater as well as inspect it, replace it, and perform maintenance on it.