Plumbing problems are the grossest and most destructive forms of home damage. Few homeowners have the tools, expertise or even the strength to tackle water– either clean or really dirty. Don’t waste time trying to patch (or avoid) the problem– get a professional team out before the damage spreads. The most common situations that lead to requiring a plumber at your house in a hurry are:
By far the most damaging plumbing emergency, a burst pipe, can release up to 100 gallons in an 8 hour period. Sometimes the failure is immediate: frozen pipes, ‘water hammer’ moving pipes, water pressure problems.
Or, a minor issue that can progress over time, corrosion can be caused by a pH imbalance in the water. If you have hard water and your lines are made of galvanized iron, the minerals inside the water slowly wear down the galvanized coating (which itself can cause dangerous lead poisoning) and expose the iron pipe beneath. In time, your pipe may rupture or it may just close itself off and prohibit flow altogether.
Solid flushes are ANY objects flushed into your sewage system that do not decompose. Garbage, toys, and diapers are common items that commonly fall into the toilet or sink and then get stuck in the sewer systems. When the plumbing backs up, you will need an expert to clear the problem quickly and avoid more damage from toilet water.
Another common cause of sewer back up is when tree roots penetrate the plumbing system. They enter into sewer lines at joint points and continue to grow and spread throughout the sewer line. This inevitably leads to sewer backup and damage. Sewer pipes can also be cracked and broken by growing tree roots which can lead to even more problems.
During severe rainstorms, water in the street may exceed the capacity of the system under the street. A backup in the city sewer could cause wastewater to overflow into the lowest opening of the line. This is most likely going to affect your basement if you have one, or come out through toilets and drains in your home.
Not only do plumbers work with toilets and pipes, but they also work with all kinds of appliances: washer, dishwasher, faucets, drains, or even sprinkler systems. The most common failure requiring an emergency plumber is the water heater. Problems include a leaking tank, water that is either too hot or too cold, water that has a strange color or odor, and noises coming from the water heater. Plumbers are a necessity when the tank corrodes and 40 gallons of water burst onto your floor!
Depending on the type of plumbing emergency, you might have a mess that is extremely harmful to people and animals. Even small plumbing problems like simple leaks can result in major disasters if left unattended. When you have standing water in your home, or you can’t stop the flow, you need to call a plumber now.
Fairfield County Plumbers realizes that it is not your fault that you had an after-hours emergency; you shouldn’t have to pay an extra penalty for it. You will simply pay for the products and services needed to repair the problem. Take comfort in the fact that they will work until the repair is complete, no matter how long it takes.
Get immediate, emergency help from plumbing specialists like Fairfield County Plumbers. As emergency plumbers, they understand the importance of responding quickly; even a few minutes can significantly increase the damage to your home.