When You Should Call an Emergency Plumber!

Whether you live in a house or an apartment, chances are you’ve run into an issue with the plumbing at some point. Plumbing problems are more common than you think. Maybe you accidentally clogged your toilet, pulled a 10-inch hairball out of the shower drain, or dropped something down the sink; all three are not an ideal situation.

While these are examples of simple plumbing repairs, there are times when you should call in professionals. The following list contains situations when you should call an emergency plumber:

You Have No Water

There are several reasons you may not have running water in your home. Before calling the plumber, check with a neighbour to see if they have issues, as the problem could be related to your neighbourhood water main. Also, ensure you check your own water main and make sure it is not switched off.

If you have followed the steps above and the water is still not working, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. Loss of water can be caused by corrosion in your tap connection. This happens over time and can be replaced or reconnected.

You may also have an issue with your water lines if they are aged or installed incorrectly. Lastly, clogged or corroded pipes can cause mineral build-up over time and result in poor water flow.

There is a Funky Smell

If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from your faucet, it’s usually an indication that something is wrong with your sump pump or septic tank. A sewage smell means that your sewer could be backing up and finding its way into your shower, sink, and toilet.

Trying to fix this on your own can be damaging to your health. In this situation, it is best to call an emergency plumber. Plumbing professionals are trained and licensed for this kind of situation.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common issue during the winter months. With January and February temperatures often dropping below zero, the water turns to ice. This even happens to water inside the pipes of our homes.

If this happens, you’ll notice your toilet does not flush and your faucets do not work properly. Frozen pipes will stop the flow of water into your home, and you will need to call an emergency plumber to come in and thaw the pipes.

Attempting this on your own can lead to further damage.

Clogged Sewer Line

The drains in your home carry waste from your bathroom and kitchen into the main sewer line. If this line is blocked, you can end up with flooding, leaky pipes, or more unwanted damage.

Do not try to complete this plumbing repair on your own. The main sewer line is buried deep in your house and the services of a professional plumber are required to fix the problem.

Leaking Fixtures

A tell-tale sign of pipe damage is water leaking from your ceiling or light fixtures. Water and electricity are a hazardous combination, and you should not attempt to fix this on your own.

If you notice water leaking or pooling up in any of your fixtures, you should contact an emergency plumber immediately. If left untreated, this could cause physical harm or an electrical fire.

Contact the Professionals

If you notice any of the above plumbing concerns in your home, it is important to call an experienced plumber right away. Our licensed plumbers at Santos Water Service & Drain have been helping homeowners with plumbing services for decades in and around the GTA.

With advanced plumbing equipment and tools, our plumbers are ready to tackle any plumbing demands at an affordable price. Don’t hesitate to call us today at 416-824-3352 or fill out our online form.