Plumbing Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention

If you have a leaky faucet, then this is something that can wait until the plumber can come out during regular business hours. If you have a very small leak, you can even place a bowl under the pipe and watch it until the plumber shows up. However, not all plumbing issues can be put off. Some of them are considered plumbing emergencies and need to be tended to when they happen, even if that happens to be in the middle of the night or over a holiday weekend. This article will provide you with some examples of plumbing issues that would be considered plumbing emergencies. When these things happen, you'll want to call the plumber out for an emergency visit. 

A Pipe Bursts

When a pipe bursts, it puts your home and belongings in jeopardy. A lot of water will come out of a burst pipe, and you'll need a plumber to come out immediately to fix the pipe. You should know where the main water valve is, so you can shut off the water to the house in the meantime. However, when you shut off the main water valve, you won't have any water coming into the home while you wait for the plumber. 

There's a Sewage Backup

If there's a sewage backup in your home, then this is a health hazard. Your family can't stay inside the house in this situation. Also, the smell will be so foul that you likely won't even be able to tolerate staying. If you have wastewater backing up into the toilets, showers, and sinks, then this is an emergency plumbing situation, and you'll want the plumber to come immediately. 

The Pipes Are Frozen

In freezing weather, any pipes that aren't properly insulated will be at risk of freezing. When the pipes are frozen, you won't be able to get water out of the faucet. If you go to turn on your water and none comes out, you should suspect the pipes may be frozen and have the plumber come out right away. If the pipes aren't thawed correctly, this can lead to burst pipes and other problems. 


Now that you know more about some plumbing emergencies, you'll have a better idea of when you should have the plumber come out for an emergency call. This can help you avoid very serious problems that could put you, your family, your home, and your belongings at risk.

For more info, contact a professional plumbing service in your area.

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