The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies and How to Avoid Them

As a homeowner, you’ll most likely have a plumbing emergency at some point even if you’ve done everything that you can to avoid them. That’s why we are here 24/7 to help with all of your emergency plumbing needs. It’s important not to panic, and to remember that you have pros waiting on the line to come help you in a tight situation. These are some of the most common plumbing emergencies, and how we recommend dealing with them.

1) Burst Pipes

When pipes freeze up, and then thaw again, this could cause them to weaken and ultimately burst. This is going to cause some major issues for you that could lead to really expensive repairs down the road. We recommend having pipe insulation installed on all pipes. This won’t completely prevent them from freezing, but it will definitely help.

2) Hot Water

We use hot water for a lot more than showering. Without it, life in the home can becomes quite a challenge. The difficulty with this issue is that it could be for a number of reasons like water heater malfunction or an electrical problem. That’s why you should have trained eyes come check out the situation. You don’t want to make things worse. The longer you wait to call, the longer you go without hot water. Having your heater and system properly maintained will help prevent or detect problems with hot water.

3) Broken Lines

If your water lines break, then you are going to be in for a tough process. If your water pressure is getting low, or you are noticing water in your backyard or soggy ground, this could be due to a break. Letting the problem go will only make it worse – especially when the cold winter sets in. If you live in an older home, consider leaving a small trickle of water over night if you are expecting low temperatures. This could help prevent your pipes from getting damaged.

Plumbing emergencies are a fact of life. Doing all you can to avoid them will pay off in the future. Still, we know that they will happen, and that’s why we are here 24/7 for you. For any and all of your plumbing needs, contact ClearView today.

By | 2018-05-26T11:34:08+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|ClearView Plumbing & Heating, Plumbing Services|