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Is This a Plumbing Emergency?

emergency-plumbing-situationNot every problem presents itself as an emergency. You might be watching a problem unfold and thinking to yourself, “Is this really an emergency? Maybe I should wait.”

So you can wait for the problem to get worse until it becomes undeniably a full-blown emergency, or you can feel like you’re being extra cautious and call before it gets to that point. Regardless, we understand where you’re coming from, and we want to help you feel comfortable about calling a plumber in Plano, TX when you need to.

In this post, we’ll go over which plumbing problems you shouldn’t be afraid to classify as an emergency.

Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are a kind of leak that happen underneath the foundational slabs holding up your home. What makes these leaks a true emergency is that they have the potential to leak into your home and cause damage. Damage can include warped floorboards, cracks in the walls or flooring, and wet carpet.

Slab leaks aren’t something to put off until the next morning. Call a professional for emergency services as soon as you can.

Gas Line Problems

Any issue to do with a gas line has big potential for danger and should be considered an emergency. Because they’re so dangerous, only licensed and qualified plumbers are allowed to install or repair them. Gas leaks don’t just pose a risk of combustion, they’re also toxic to be around.

One of the tell-tale signs of a gas leak is if you smell rotten eggs or sulfur. Another sign can be seen in the flame after turning on an appliance. A blue flame is good, but a yellow or orange flame means there’s potentially a leak in the line somewhere.

Sump Pump Repair

Depending on the season, a broken sump pump can definitely constitute an emergency plumbing issue. Sump pumps don’t last forever, so it’s not uncommon for them to break down after repeated use. In fact, some homeowners even install a second sump pump to activate as a backup.

If your sump pump has broken down in the middle of stormy weather, you should treat it as an emergency and get it fixed as soon as possible.

Main Water Line Issues

The main water line is your home’s one source for fresh water. Something as simple as a leak in your main water will put an end to most of the functions in your home. Prepping food will be difficult or impossible without a kitchen sink, your bathrooms will be inoperable, and don’t expect to get any dishes or clothes cleaned. If living in a home that barely functions is a problem for you, then you should definitely consider this a plumbing emergency.

Anything You Need Fixed, ASAP

Regardless of what your issue is, we’re ready to help at any time of the day. For example, most leaks can easily be contained by turning off the water, but if you have a family gathering the next morning and need your problems fixed right away, then we’re happy to consider that an emergency for your sake.

Don’t hesitate to call in an emergency. Contact Earthwise Home Services today!

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