4 Plumbing Problems That May Not Look Like Emergencies, But Are

Monday, March 1st, 2021

woman-with-plumberWhat counts as a “plumbing emergency” in your home? The easy answer to this is “Whatever feels like an emergency to you, the homeowner.” It’s a good adage, because even if you’re wrong about whether the plumbing problem you’re facing is an emergency or not, you’ll be glad you had the trouble investigated. Better to be cautious and avoid a big disaster.

There’s more to defining emergency plumbing needs, however. Sometimes, plumbing emergencies hide behind what look like lesser issues. Things that just don’t feel like big deals. Troubles you can get to later. These are the truly tricky and dangerous emergency plumbing jobs, because you’re much less likely to treat them as such and call us for emergency plumbing in Glendale, AZ to get the issue fixed before it becomes a major problem. 

To help, we’ve listed four plumbing problems you may encounter that may seem mild, but are a good reason to call our plumbers ASAP.

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Symptoms of a Slab Leak and How an Emergency Plumber Can Help

Monday, March 30th, 2020

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThe slab leak is a common problem in home plumbing, and unfortunately, it’s one of the most difficult to notice at first. The reason is right in the name: the leaks come from pipes that are buried down in the granite slab foundation of a home. A pipe could leak for months before it begins to show overt signs of what’s happening, and by that point, it will have wasted large amounts of water and inflicted damage to the building.

If you believe you have a slab leak, emergency plumbers in Surprise, AZ can help out. The job can sometimes be done without needing to excavate to reach the leak, but no matter what, you’ll have to have experts doing the work. (more…)

Find Out Where Your Home’s Water Main Shut-Off Is!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

flooded-homeLiving in Arizona means we don’t have to deal with one of the biggest winter plumbing concerns: frozen pipes and burst pipes. But that doesn’t mean we get to escape all plumbing problems. Our homes can still experience flooding from busted plumbing and various other mishaps. There are three defenses you have against these flooding disasters:

  • Preventive plumbing service to ensure the pipes and appliances are in good shape
  • Knowing what to do in the event of flooding to stop damage ASAP
  • Installing an automatic shut-off valve

We’ve often talked about the importance of the first. Today we’ll address the second, and that means knowing where the water main shut-off valve is. Once you know how to stop water from continuing to flood into your home, you can call for emergency plumbing in Glendale, AZ from our plumbers. (more…)

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…)