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No one wants to deal with a plumbing issue within their home. Plumbing issues tend to be messy, smelly, and above anything else- wet. Unless you happen to have a leak from your shower head into your bathtub, you never want to deal with anything wet in your home. The unfortunate side effect of plumbing issues for most people in Timberlane, LA is flooding, which is why you can’t afford to wait until the weekend is over or the morning to get help. If there is a flooding risk or a flood in progress, then you always need an emergency plumber.
Some people feel bad waking up an emergency plumber in the middle of the night, other people just don’t want to pay the costs associated with emergency plumbing services. Regardless of which side of the line you happen to fall on if your home is underwater, you need to make the phone call. The only thing that is worse than making the phone call is attempting to fix the situation on your own. We cannot tell you how many phone calls we get from people who have attempted to fix a plumbing issue only to walk into much more trouble than they bargained with.
If you truly want to avoid calling an emergency plumber, then the best thing you can do is not attempt to fix plumbing issues on your own. Too many people watch DIY home shows and then think they can easily pop off a pipe and replace it or change a faucet and stop a leak. However, the process is rarely that simple or easy. If it were, then plumbers would not need to be licensed, trained, certified, and insured. The better call is always to call a plumber upfront if you think you need one, or wait until Monday morning to give us a call if it can wait.
Not sure whether or not you really need an emergency plumber in Timberlane, LA? In this situation, we invite you to go ahead and give us a call and ask. Most of the time if someone is questioning whether they need help, they do, but if something could wait we will let you know. A small leak from a faucet is not urgent, but a burst pipe under the sink probably is. To help make it easier, here are a few situations in which you should always call a plumber.
The temperatures don’t get too cold in Louisiana for the most part, but we still have some nights that get below freezing, which means that if pipes are not properly maintained or if the heater breaks there is always the potential for a burst pipe. This is not something that you should attempt to deal with on your own. A burst pipe can unload thousands of gallons of water in a very short time even if it is a small burst pipe. That is a lot of flood damage to remediate and deal with on top of the broken pipe.
Even if a burst pipe is outside, that water has to go somewhere and it will. Not only will it affect your water pressure and supply, but an outdoor burst pipe can lead to foundation flooding that will weaken your foundation and potentially flood your basement. It is also possible that flooding can lead to sinkholes in our yard. Even worse if the burst pipe is a sewer pipe then you have an entirely new type of issue to deal with in our front yard.
It should be pretty obvious why an overflowing toilet requires an emergency plumber, but in case it isn’t, there are a lot of issues involved with an overflowing toilet. First and foremost, a toilet that won’t flush and is overflowing will leave sewage and toileting wastes all over your bathroom floor. This is a stinky, bacteria-filled mess that very few people want to deal with, but this is the least of your problems. In addition to leaving sewage everywhere, the flood damage will seep down into the flooring. This means that the toilet could run your bathroom flooring, or seep under the flooring and start to damage the ceiling of the area under your bathroom.
Things can get out of hand pretty quickly with an overflowing toilet, and if it is the only toilet in your home then you have a big problem on your hands since you won’t be able to use it unless you want to start the entire cycle over again. For this reason, if you have a toilet that is overflowing and it hasn’t responded to your plunger attempts, it is time to bite the bullet and call an emergency plumber before the situation gets much more costly.
You Find a Leaking Pipe
Some people notice a leak and ignore it, but doing so can cause a lot more problems than you probably think. At first, a small leak may look just like that, a small leak. However, over time a small leak becomes a big leak, and out of sight does not mean out of mind. You don’t want to ignore the issue just to avoid calling an emergency plumber because even small leaks can waste a lot of water. One leaky sink can waste hundreds of gallons of water a month which will then cost you when your water bill comes around.
At the same time, that leak introduces moisture to a room and can lead to mold or mildew which is toxic to breathe and dangerous to have in your home. It also can destroy personal items and eat away at your walls. That same tiny leak can also cause issues with your water pressure. Suddenly a tiny leak is not looking as tiny and is something that you want to call an emergency plumber about.
If you have any of the issues mentioned above or a different problem, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of New Orleans is glad to help. GIve us a call today and we will send an emergency plumber out to your Timberlane, LA home.