3 Types of Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

emergency-plumbing-situationWhen you’re told that a plumbing company offers emergency services, what do you think of? You might assume that the only time you should dial that emergency phone number is when there’s an absolute disaster of catastrophic proportions: a steadily flooding basement, a bathtub overflowing on the second floor, poisonous snakes shooting out of your toilet… The works.

In reality, there are plenty of plumbing emergencies that are simply a combination of a small problem happening at the wrong time. Calling in for a plumbing emergency isn’t like calling into 911, so there’s a bit more leeway in what’s considered an emergency. In this post, we’ll go over the types of plumbing problems that require emergency attention.

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How to Tell When You Need Emergency Plumbing Services

Monday, June 18th, 2018

bad-plumbing-leakWe all want to be proactive in life as opposed to reactive. In some cases, however, that’s just not possible.

One example of this is when you have a sudden, unexpected plumbing crisis. Maybe you have a serious drain clog which isn’t responding to your most aggressive plunging. Or perhaps your hot water heater has suddenly stopped working.

Even worse, what if raw sewage is backing up out of one or more toilets? In each of these cases, your best bet is to immediately call for emergency plumbing services.    (more…)

Steps to Take During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Plumbing emergencies have the potential to cause quite a bit of damage in a very short amount of time. The temptation to panic in situations like those can be quite strong, but it’s important that you resist that temptation. Instead, you should follow the steps below to help mitigate the damage until a plumber can arrive to help you. Let’s take a look at what you can do to deal with a plumbing emergency. (more…)

Do This During a Plumbing Emergency to Mitigate Damage

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Plumbing emergencies can send a person into panic mode pretty easily, especially if they don’t know how to react when one occurs. Time is of the essence in these cases, as the longer you delay, the more damage will be done to your home. Fortunately, if you know what to do you can limit the damage to your home until a plumber arrives. Let’s take a look at the steps you can take during a plumbing emergency. (more…)

What to do if You Have a Pipe Rupture

Monday, December 21st, 2015

No one wants to deal with a pipe rupture. They are among the worst plumbing emergencies you can deal with, and are capable of causing an immense amount of water damage in a short amount of time. It can be very easy to fall into a panic if you have one happen in your home, but try to remain calm. As long as you act quickly, there are steps you can take to mitigate the damage as much as possible. Read on to find out what to do if you have a pipe rupture. (more…)

What to do During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Plumbing problems are not uncommon in homes across the country. You’ve probably run into your fair share over the years. However, some problems are far more dangerous to your home than others. When these plumbing emergencies arise, it can be difficult to react properly if you have no prior experience with them. In an effort to prepare you for the possibility of an emergency plumbing problem occurring in your home, let’s take a look at the steps you should take. (more…)

3 Reasons to Call for an Emergency Plumber

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Chaos. When something as important as your plumbing system goes, your home can quickly become disorderly. As fundamental as your plumbing system is to your daily tasks around the home, it is frequently overlooked. That is, until something goes wrong. While some plumbing problems can in fact wait until morning and do not require immediate attention, you cannot afford to wait for others. So how do you make the call? Let’s take a look at 3 good reasons to call for an emergency plumbing service in Peoria. (more…)

What Counts as a Plumbing Emergency?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

To the untrained eye, everything that goes wrong with your plumbing could look like an emergency. Fortunately, that’s not the case. Though you should always call a plumber as soon as you notice something wrong with your plumbing, there are a few cases where you need a professional to address the problem now. Let’s take a look at which specific situations count as a plumbing emergency.

Ruptured Pipes

Though most of the pipes in use today are designed to last more than 100 years, there are still plenty of ways that they can fail before then. Untreated corrosion is often the cause of all sorts of problems, including ruptured pipes. One of the warning signs of advanced corrosion is discoloration in your water, often brown or red. If you don’t manage to catch the problem in time, however, a ruptured pipe definitely qualifies as a plumbing emergency. You’ll want to turn off your home’s water line before the rupture can cause too much water damage to the surrounding area. After that, just sit tight and wait for the plumber to arrive.

Overflowing Toilet

As with most plumbing emergencies, the real danger with an overflowing toilet is the water damage that is can inflict on the area around it. If your toilet is threatening to overflow, the first thing you need to do is find the water shutoff valve. The shutoff valve can usually be found where the water supply line meets the wall. It can also be located somewhere on the base of the toilet itself. Once you find and shut the water valve, get a mop or a towel and clean up any water that did overflow. Then, call a plumber and wait for them to examine it. Depending on how full the toilet is, we don’t recommend trying to unclog it yourself. Doing so might just spill more water all over the place.

Wall Damage

If you notice mold growth, loose wallpaper, or actual moisture on a wall of your house, it means that you might have a leak in one of the pipes in that area. Often, a wall leak has to continue for quite some time before the wall shows any signs of damage. As such, you will have to move fast to take care of it before it causes further issues. Again, you should shut off your water and call a plumber as soon as you notice these signs.

If you think you may have a plumbing emergency, call The Trusted Plumber and schedule an appointment. We provide emergency plumbing services in the Phoenix area.