3 Examples Of Plumbing Emergencies That Require The Attention Of A Plumber

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A residential plumbing system is quite complex — there are many pipes that are hidden behind drywall, located underneath the foundation of a home, or buried underground on the property. In most cases, a plumbing system operates as it should, but there are situations that require immediate attention from an experienced plumber. If you have a leaking faucet, there is no need to stress, but when you have a plumbing emergency, it is essential to contact a plumber right away. Luckily, many plumbers offer emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can get the help you need at any time. Some situations that can be considered a plumbing emergency include:

Sewage Backup

If your home is connected to a municipal sewer system, there is a large pipe called the sewer main line that runs from your house, across your property, and to the street where it connects with the main sewer system. Unfortunately, the sewer main line can develop clogs and blockages, and when this happens, waste will not be able to flow through the pipe and into the sewer. As a result, sewage will begin backing up into your home through the drains and toilets. The last thing you should try to do is deal with a sewage backup on your own — you are always better off contacting a plumber for emergency services to rectify the problem.

Burst Pipe

The last thing that any homeowner expects is to find that one of the pipes in their home has cracked or burst and is spraying water into the home. If this happens to you, it is important to remain calm and react appropriately. The first step is to immediately turn off the water main in order to stop the flow of water into the plumbing system. After you do this, don't try to patch or repair a broken pipe on your own. You will need the services of a plumber if you want to turn the water back on without any issues or further leaks.

Frozen Pipes

During the winter months, the temperature can drop low enough to cause pipes to freeze. One of the biggest dangers of frozen pipes it the fact that pressure can build up inside them and they can eventually crack. Repairing multiple cracked pipes can be very expensive, so if your pipes have frozen, you need to act fast. A plumber will know the proper steps to take in order to thaw out your pipes without any cracking. 

To learn more about emergency plumbing, contact a plumbing company in your area like Marv's Plumbing.

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10 March 2020

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Welcome to my website. I'm Albert Frost. Besides my dad, one of my biggest role models was my uncle Rick. He was a construction contractor who would let me come on his construction sites and also taught me everything he knew about building homes, including how to install hardwood flooring and add insulation. I always wanted to grow up to build houses like my uncle. I used to help my uncle with a lot of the grunt work needed to make a home a reality. But then I hurt my back playing football. Until I heal completely, I'm going to devote as much of my time as possible to teaching others about various construction topics I'm interested in.