Every time you come across a plumbing issue, you tend to feel the need to deal with it right away and this is commonly the case. However, calling an emergency plumber on a night, a holiday, or even on a weekend can come at a high price. Given that, you have to know when you need to call and when you should wait.
What Is An Emergency Plumbing Problem?
Consider calling an emergency plumber if:
There is a high risk of flooding.
Flooding because of a failed sump pump, sewer back up, burst pipe, or water shut off valve failure are all considered as plumbing emergencies. All these could lead to significant damage to home structures and could bring about safety concerns, which means they should be addressed as soon as possible.
There is a sewer backup.
Whenever a sewer line backs up, sewage will simply sit at its backup point, triggering a health hazard. It will prevent you from running water or using your bathroom facilities, which will make living at home an inconvenient one.
You don’t have water.
Not having access to water is likewise a safety issue because just like a sewer back up, it will prevent you from using your bathroom and other plumbing facilities. It will also prevent you from cooking and even from cleaning your home.
There is a risk of a burst pipe.
Frozen spigots and/or pipes could lead to having no water at all or flooding. In case a pipe is frozen, water will not just be unable to pass through it, it may cause it to crack, meaning when it thaws, there will be a risk of flooding. It is crucial to know the location of your water shut off valves and how they work. Once your plumber visits you for a regular plumbing checkup, don’t forget to let him know about this. If you are unaware, your plumber will inform you, nevertheless.
Less Urgent Plumbing Issues That Can Wait
In case the plumbing problem can wait, then it is not a true plumbing emergency and you need to think about the additional expense and see if it is worth the call. Remember that just because an emergency plumber Myrtle Beach arrives after business hours, on a weekend, or during a holiday does not mean he has access to the required parts to get the job done.
One advantage of waiting for a normal business day is that plumbers will have access to supply houses that let them get the exact supplies and parts required to do the job. Aside from having to order a specialty part, plumbers can obtain the required parts on that very same day to get the job done.
It is a good idea to schedule ahead for:
- Remodel work
- Plumbing inspections
- Slow running drain clogs
- Preventative maintenance
- Appliance installation that involve minor or major plumbing work
If you are looking for an emergency plumber or standard plumbing maintenance services, call Blue Ribbon Plumbing now.
Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579