Plumbing emergencies can happen at inconvenient times: late at night, early in the morning, or when your family and friends are just hours from arriving. It’s at these times you need to have a reliable emergency plumber on speed dial.
Your emergency plumber needs to have qualifications you can trust. They should be reliable, experienced, professional, and fully licensed, and you should feel comfortable calling their emergency number at any time, 24 hours a day. You need to know that someone will rush over and address your emergency thoroughly.
There are times when having a DIY attitude is commendable, but when you’re in the following sticky situations, it’s best to call an emergency plumber like Capital Care immediately.
Pipes, water heaters, water mains, sewers, or any number of plumbing-related areas of your home can leak for weeks or months before you realize it. Often, you won’t notice until you’re standing in a puddle. During this time, your water bill may be affected and your home may be damaged, causing you to spend more in monthly charges and repair bills.
Plumbing leaks may happen visibly or be hidden within your home, signaling deeper issues. When you have a leak, it’s best to call an emergency plumber. They may only find a small problem, but you’ll have peace of mind and may save a significant amount of money in the long run.
Clogged drains or toilets
Many times, clogged drains and toilets can be remedied with a plunger. But if your drains or toilets begin to back up, call an emergency plumber immediately. There may be blockage further down your plumbing system that you may not be able to reach, and trying to reach it may force the blockage even deeper down the pipes.
If you find you’re using the plunger more often than usual, or if any drain in your home backs up, call an emergency plumber. They have the right tools and equipment to fix the problem immediately and then check the rest of the system to make sure there are not bigger issues farther into the sewer or water main.
Water heater leaks
Water heaters are one of the most reliable appliances in your home; they also account for a large percentage of the household utilities budget. Because of their reliability, we have a tendency to forget to maintain them.
If you find that your water heater is not heating your water as well as it once did, has rusty or metallic water, is making strange noises, or is leaking, contact an emergency plumber like us immediately.
Smell of gas
If you are sure your stovetop burners and your oven are off, but still smell gas, evacuate your home immediately and then call an emergency plumber. Your plumber will notify the utility company and rush over. Do not try to fix the leak on your own. Anything related to gas should be handled by a licensed professional.
Other signs of a gas leak include:
- Bubbling in standing water near the gas pipes
- Dead grass or vegetation near the gas pipes
- Damages to the gas pipes
- Dirt moving or blowing near the gas pipes
Plumbing problems can occur when you least expect them. When yours do, call Capital Care Plumbing at (281) 693-0006 at any time, 24 hours a day. Our team is always available to rush to your door.