Plumbing issues are nothing to fool around with. Where there is water, there will be water damage, potential septic waste, mold issues and other forms of damage that can get extremely costly to repair. If you have an emergency, contact us immediately. If you are casually reading this, store our number in case you have an emergency down the road. Seconds count with plumbing issues, which is why we take your call very serious. We offer around-the-clock emergency services because we know that plumbing issues can and will strike at the unlikeliest of times.
First Things, First
In the event of a plumbing emergency, shut off your main supply of water. Please be careful because you may need to shut off your electricity as well in the event your house is getting flooded. We don’t want you to get electrocuted. Be aware that plumbing issues can come in a wide variety of forms. It won’t always produce a flood, but you can experience back-up into your hallway or you could have water seeping outside. After winter passes, you could experience a leak from a pipe burst. We’re well-equipped and ready to deal with any of your plumbing issues. We just want you to understand that not all plumbing issues are the same, and we want you to remain calm, be safe and call us immediately. Your safety is of the utmost importance.
Common Plumbing Issues
- Pipe Bursts
- Toilet Back-up
- Clogged Drains
- Sump Pump Issues
- Frozen Pipes
Much of your plumbing is beneath your floors and behind your walls, which means you can’t see everything that’s going on. Since you can’t see what’s happening, chances are that you don’t know how the pipes connect, where they go and how to prevent problems. We understand that. This is why it’s important to contact us immediately. Hidden problems can mean a lot of damage down the road. We understand plumbing and potential issues that can arise from your existing plumbing issues. Our specialized knowledge, equipment and tests can help to ensure that you don’t suffer from problems down the road. You don’t want hidden water damage or mold.
Water damage can be expensive. The longer water is allowed to sit the more expensive and extensive the damage will be. Water will destroy furniture, walls, the ceiling, cause wood to rot, destroy flooring, and it’ll destroy subflooring. It can’t simply be dried out. In many instances, everything water destroys will have to be replaced, which gets costly. In addition, water warps surfaces, which creates the perfect environment for mold to grow in. This means time is of the essence in repairing water damaged surfaces.
Mold can begin to grow in as little as 24 hours under the right circumstances. Once it takes hold, it can spread rapidly. It’s a common misconception that mold can be killed with straight bleach. The problem with water damage is that it creates a porous surface. Bleach can somewhat permeate this surface, but it doesn’t do it extensively enough to effectively kill all of it, and bleach can leave traces of water behind, which cause more mold growth to occur. Mold can be cleaned up on nonporous surfaces, but everything else will need to be replaced.
Septic waste is a real problem in the home. It’s beyond unsanitary. Septic waste can cause serious infections and prove fatal. Septic waste will generally back up and come out from the lowest point possible, which often means the toilet. The next point of exit would be the shower, and that woud be followed by the bathroom sink.
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Don’t wait to see what happens when an emergency arises. This will inevitably cause more damage, which can cost you thousands to repair or replace. Taking care of plumbing emergencies in a timely manner will save you a great deal of headache, money and hassle in the long-run.