What Qualifies As A Plumbing Emergency?

May 18, 2022 | Columbus, Emergency Plumber, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Pipes, Plumbing, Sump Pump, Water Heater

Unlike electrical and HVAC issues, plumbing emergencies can take some urgency, primarily because of the stressful consequences they have if not diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible. Therefore, it is crucial for homeowners to know which plumbing issues require emergency services. Luckily, our plumbing experts at Five Star Columbus Plumbing provide some insight on what is considered an emergency and when it is time to call the professionals. 

Are there Any Pipes Leaking or Busted?

Leaky or busted pipes can cause a huge water loss and significant damage to your home. Leaky pipes may start as minor problems but, in time, can have a severe impact on your home, utility costs, and plumbing system. In addition, watch out for ceiling stains, warped hardwood floors, loose tile, discolored wallpaper or paint, and musty odors. These are tell-all signs that you have a leaky pipe in your home. 

If a leaky pipe is overlooked, it could lead to a busted pipe. A busted pipe is one of the most severe plumbing emergencies due to the gallons of water that can travel through and damage your home in minutes. When a pipe bursts in your home, be sure to shut off the main water supply and call an emergency plumber as soon as possible.

Is Your Home Flooding due to Sump Pump Failure?

Because of the heavy rainfall we have received this spring, you may want to check up and watch your sump pump. Sump pumps play an essential function in defending your home from flooding. Unfortunately, when your sump pump breaks down, your home becomes at risk for water damage, which causes mildew, mold, and other water damage. Signs you may need to repair or replace your sump pump include basement or crawlspace flooding, strange noises or vibrations, wet spots on drywall, continuous running, or irregular cycling. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, contact your plumber to have someone repair the problems before they get worse.

Did Your Water Heater Break?

One of the most common issues homeowners have with their water heaters is either having too hot or too cold water. However, you may experience other issues with your water heater that require an emergency visit from the plumber. For example, if you hear strange noises from your water heater tank, such as bubbling or dripping, you may have a leak. On the other hand, if you hear gurgling or clanking, a mineral deposit may have gathered within your tank, which requires draining and tank cleaning from a professional plumber. If you believe there is an issue with your home water supply or water heater, reach out to your local plumbing contractor to properly handle the matter. 

Do You Have a Clogged Sewer Line?

Household main sewer lines are essential to your home plumbing system and can have severe consequences if they become clogged. To help prevent main sewer line clogs, avoid flushing items such as “flushable wipes,” paper towels, and feminine hygiene products. Unfortunately, tree roots can also create blockages by growing through cracks in the sewer line and eventually forming blockages. Some signs to watch out for when it comes to clogged sewer lines are water pooling in the basement around drains, multiple drains clogging at once, gurgling water noises coming from plumbing fixtures, and even an entire sewer system backup. If you notice any of the following signs, connect with your local emergency plumber.

Plumbing emergencies are no joke. So when you come face to face with any of the issues discussed above, contact your local plumbing experts, like the crew at Five Star Columbus Plumbing, as soon as possible. We’re available 24/7, with customer care representatives ready to assist with all of your plumbing needs. So give us a today at (614) 401-8086, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here