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Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

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As a homeowner, few things in life are more terrifying than a plumbing emergency. Though not very common, they can nonetheless bring your entire weekend to a screeching halt as you make plans to move your family somewhere they can enjoy running water and a functioning toilet.

It's times like that that you'll be thankful emergency plumbers are available. On-call during nights, weekends, and even holidays, emergency plumbing services are available to handle any type of plumbing repair you can imagine. Here are a few of the most common that you may experience; if you see any of them happening, call an emergency plumber as soon as possible.

Toilet Overflowing

The reasons for an overflowing toilet can range from a simple drain clog all the way to a busted sewer pipe, so if you can't fix it using conventional at-home methods (like a plunger), it might be worth it to call for an emergency plumber. They may be able to get the toilet unclogged using an auger, but don't be surprised if they have to start digging in your front yard to access the sewer line. Either way, this is not a job for the homeowner to try.

Busted Water Heater

On the surface, a broken water heater doesn't sound like an emergency, but when you consider that you won't be able to run your dishwasher or washing machine either, you'll soon realize why it's so important. Furthermore, if the water heater has broken entirely and is flooding your floor, then the potential for water damage is very real. You'll need to call an emergency plumber to get it fixed or replaced, as well as clean up the mess before it damages your home.

Broken Water Line

Low water pressure isn't the only sign that something is wrong with your water line; you may also notice a pond starting to appear in your front yard. While the obvious problem is a lack of water for your house, you'll also be losing several hundred gallons of water every single day, which can cause your water bills to skyrocket. First, turn the water off to the house, and then wait for the plumber to arrive to help you figure out what to do next.

Water Leak in Wall

If you're walking through your house and notice a wet spot starting to form on the floor, wall, or ceiling, you need to call for emergency plumbing immediately. An untreated water leak will not only cost you money for your utility bills, but it will also damage other parts of your home, such as the electrical, and it could even create mold. Time is of the essence in this situation; get a plumber to your home immediately.

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