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Plumbing issues can make your life inconvenient and can be a real hassle. Although plumbing issues can make your life difficult, some problems with the plumbing system in your Timberlane, LA home can wait until your plumber can fit you in their schedule. However, more serious issues require immediate attention, and you will need to call an emergency plumber.
The issues below should not be ignored, and you shouldn’t wait to have the problem repaired. These issues require an immediate call to a plumber.
#1 You Don’t Have Water
A lack of water is an emergent issue because you rely on running water from the moment you wake up and shower until you brush your teeth before bed. This issue requires immediate attention and warrants a call to an emergency plumber.
Before making the call, make sure your water bills have been paid, and there isn’t a widespread water outage. The last thing you want to do is waste your time on a service call for something a plumber can’t help with.
If everything checks out, there are a few issues that can cause a lack of water in your home.
- A leak in the main water line
- A significant clog in the pipe
- Aged materials
- Rusty or corroded pipes
Because you cannot be sure which issue is causing the lack of water, and each problem requires a complex repair, it is best to call an emergency plumber right away.
The sooner you make the call, the sooner you will have running water in your Timberlane, LA home.
#2 Clogged Drains
A small drain clog can be very frustrating because when you run the water, it will drain slowly, causing the sink or tub to fill with water. While this is an annoying issue, you can wait until a plumber has an available appointment.
Large clogs, however, require a call to an emergency plumber. A substantial clog won’t allow any water to pass and can clog the sink or tub completely. If the water doesn’t go down the drain, you cannot use the sink or tub until the clog is removed.
An emergency plumber will use a drain camera to get an idea of the size of the clog and its location. This information will help the plumber determine the best method to remove the entire clog quickly and safely, and you can start using the sink or tub again.
#3 Clogged Toilet
Toilet clogs occur when you flush too much toilet paper and waste. In addition, you can clog the toilet by flushing something down the drain you shouldn’t. A clog in the toilet makes it impossible to flush the toilet without causing it to overflow. Not being able to use the toilet is a huge inconvenience, especially if you only have one bathroom in your home.
In many cases, plunging the toilet will break up the clog enough that you can flush it down the toilet. However, if the clog is too large or located too far down the drainpipe, a plunger will be useless, and you will need to call an emergency plumber.
A plumber can get deep into the drainpipe and remove large clogs, making it possible to flush the toilet, and you can start using the toilet again.
#4 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your Timberlane, LA home heats and stores water, so you will have hot water available when you need it. If your water heater isn’t functioning correctly, it can result in a lack of hot water and other issues that can be very harmful and damaging; therefore, the problem should be repaired right away.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call an emergency plumber right away.
- You have no hot water.
- The water isn’t getting hot enough.
- You frequently run out of hot water.
- Discolored hot water
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Banging or popping sounds coming from the unit
- Moisture or leaks around the water heater
Each of these issues will affect your daily life. Some problems make it unsafe to use the hot water, and others can cause 50+ gallons of water to flood your home; therefore, you should call a plumber immediately.
A leak in your plumbing system is serious, and you should call an emergency plumber right away. Leaks under the kitchen or bathroom sink are obvious, and you will see pooling water when you open the kitchen cabinet or vanity. Hidden leaks can be more challenging to detect. If there is a leak behind the wall or above the ceiling, it can cause water spots on the wall or ceiling. A leak in an underground pipe can cause water to pool in your yard, a warm basement floor, or damage to your home’s foundation. In some cases, a high water bill will be the only sign of a leak somewhere in the plumbing system.
Leaks should not be ignored, and you shouldn’t wait to have the leak fixed; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber. Leaks in the pipes can cause substantial water damage, mold growth, and a water bill you cannot afford; therefore, you should call a plumber as soon as you suspect there is a leak.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of New Orleans?
If you have a plumbing issue in your home that requires immediate attention, call bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of New Orleans. We are a full-service plumbing company and provide emergency service. We understand how serious some plumbing issues can be and how an immediate repair is essential in some cases. If your plumbing issue cannot wait until our plumbers have openings in their schedules, we will do our best to get someone to your home as quickly as possible.
We have been serving residential and commercial customers in the area for years and have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We are a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association and a member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google.
Whether you call for emergency service or an issue that isn’t as emergent, you can be sure you won’t be overcharged. Unlike many plumbing companies in the area, we don’t charge trip fees, and you won’t pay for overtime charges.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.