Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

3 Times In Which You May Need To Call An Emergency Plumber

by Jill Jenkins

There are plenty of times when you may need the services of a plumber, but sometimes you need their services right away. You might be unsure of when the best time to call on the service of an emergency plumber might be. Luckily, this guide will help you determine when that is a perfectly prudent decision.

Gas Leaks

Although usually associated with issues related to water based appliances and fixtures, plumbers are also concerned with furnace connections and copper piping. Not only is a gas leak the perfect time to call on the services of an emergency plumber, it's also the perfect time to declare a state of emergency. If you so much as suspect that you are experiencing a gas leak in your home, it is imperative that you evacuate the entirety of your household as soon as possible. After making the proper phone calls to both your fire department and your gas provider, you should make a phone call to an emergency plumber in order to rectify the situation.

Frozen and Burst Pipes

During the icy winter months, your pipes may become rigid and frozen. Although frozen pipes are not always an emergency, you should contact an emergency plumber in order to err on the side of caution. The greatest threat that frozen pipes pose to your plumbing system is that, if left untreated, the issue can develop into the much more pressing problem of burst pipes. Although insulation can take a preventative step towards ensuring that frozen pipes are not a problem to begin with, you still may find that your pipes will become frozen during extremely cold temperatures. If a pipe bursts, however, you should call on the services of an emergency plumber as soon as possible. Before contacting an emergency plumber, shut off the main water line in order to prevent the flow of any excess water through your pipes – this will prevent any water from leaking or pouring out onto your walls and floors. Turn on all of the cold water taps afterwards in order to drain any excess water that remains in your pipes.

Blocked Drains

If the water in your toilet continues to back up or overflow even after the water main has been shut off, then you should contact the services of an emergency plumber. Avoid the use of any chemical based solution in order to get rid of blocked drains. They can contribute to pipe corrosion and can be unhealthy if improperly used.

For more information, contact a company like Midwestern Plumbing Service.