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When Is a Plumbing Problem an Emergency?

plumbing-problem-emergencyIn some cases, a plumbing emergency is going to be pretty darn obvious—say, if you have water gushing out of a pipe in your kitchen and have no idea how to shut off the water to make it stop. In other cases though, the signs are a little less subtle (or maybe not that severe yet), and you might hold off on calling a plumber. This could end up being a huge mistake on your part.

The fact of the matter is by the time a plumbing problem presents itself, it may be at the point that you’ve already wasted a lot of water, and subsequently money. Plus, you may have water damage in areas of your home you don’t even know about. So what warrants an emergency plumbing call?

Sudden Drop in Water Pressure

When there’s a drop in water pressure, it can be due to many reasons. First off, it could be that your city is doing work on the municipal water line—so you should go ahead and call to check with them. In the absence of municipal work, however, you could very well be dealing with a severe leak or a burst pipe in a concealed part of your home. If it is under a slab or behind a wall, your property could accumulate significant damage, including construction damage and the development of mold.

Worsening Leaks

Sure, a drippy faucet may seem harmless. But if neglected, it can worsen over time. Water may be a valuable asset, but when left uncontrolled it can quickly damage your home and cost you in water bills. Faucets by far aren’t the only places leaks occur either. They can happen in your drainpipes, sink trap, water heater, sewer line, or anywhere in your hot and cold water supply lines.

Clogged Drains

When one or two drains in your home are clogged, it’s not an immediate need to panic. You may be able to relieve whatever the clog is with a plunger and be on your way. However, if you find that multiple drains seem to be clogged or there’s water backing up from them, then there is very likely a problem with your sewer line. This is one plumbing problem that can get messy and expensive, fast. So be sure to call our team for 24 hour plumbing in West University Place, TX, should you detect this issue.

Foul Odors

Do you have a bad smell wafting through your household from one or more of your drains, or from your backyard? If this is coupled with wet spots in your yard, then you almost certainly have a plumbing issue. It might be that your drainpipes aren’t ventilated as they should be, or that they’ve become clogged. You may also have a clogged or damaged sewer line—in which case you definitely don’t want to wait for repair services. Whatever the case may be, our professional plumbers can help!

Contact us for superior plumbing services, whatever your needs may be.

Doug Turner Plumbing CO.—services you can depend on!

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