Whenever you experience an issue with your plumbing system, you typically feel you need to take care of it immediately to prevent further damage. It can be costly to call an emergency Palm Harbor plumber in Palm Harbor at night, on weekends, or on holidays. Knowing when to call and how long to wait is crucial. Elite Plumbing Services INC, has skilled plumbers who are available 24/7 to help with your plumbing problems.
What is considered a plumbing emergency?
Flooding is possible
A failed septic pump, burst pipes, sewer back-up, or a faulty water shutoff valve are all examples of plumbing emergencies. Flood damage can cause serious damage to structures, and should be addressed immediately.
There is a sewer backup
A sewer line that is backed up can lead to sewage sitting at its back-up point, which poses a risk to your health. It makes it difficult to access the facilities and run water.
Water is the only thing you have
Accessing running water is a safety risk. It acts like a sewer backup and prevents you using the facilities. This can also affect cooking and cleaning.
A burst pipe is possible
Two of the above issues are present in frozen pipes and/or spats: no water and risk of flooding. A frozen pipe can block water from passing through it. It can also expand, causing it crack. This means that once it thaws, flooding is possible. It is important to understand where and how your water shutoff valves work. If you don’t know, your plumber will show you during your preventative maintenance visit.
You can put off more urgent plumbing problems
If the problem can wait then it isn’t an emergency. You should weigh the cost and decide if it is worth it. However, just because an emergency plumber arrives on the weekend or after hours, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the necessary parts.
Waiting for a business day means that plumbers have access to supply houses, which allows them to obtain the parts and supplies they need to complete the job. Plumbers don’t have to wait for a special part to be ordered. They can also get the parts they need the next day.
It is always better to plan ahead for:
- Preventative maintenance, such as a furnace tune up or water heater flush
- Clogs in slow-running drains
- Remodel work
- Installation of appliances, including garbage disposal replacement and ice machine hook-ups
- Minor repairs such as leaking faucets