Most Beaumont homeowners are capable of handling minor plumbing issues like the occasional clogged drain or toilet. However, more serious issues should always be handled by a professional. Calling the pros at Mr. Rooter of Beaumont can help ensure you address plumbing problems before they cause damage to your property and your plumbing system.
However, how do you know when a plumbing issue requires a call to your emergency plumber? We’ve compiled a short list of situations that always warrants a call to a plumber, even if they occur outside of normal business hours:
- Flooding. Large amounts of gushing water caused by broken pipes, sump pump failures, water shut off valve failures, and water heater leaks always necessitate an emergency plumber that can address the issue right away. The more time that elapses between the incident and a fix, the more water that will enter your home, destroying flooring, drywall, shorting out electrical circuits, and weakening wood framing. Failure to address these issues right away can lead to mold and extensive damage, which can cost thousands to repair.
- Sewer issues. When your main sewer line experiences a clog or damage from a tree root, sewage can back up into your home’s drains and release a foul odor. At this point, it is essential to address the cause of the problem before you have a complete sewage backup. Sewage can harbor dozens of kinds of bacteria and other pathogens, contaminating your home and putting occupants at risk.
- Simultaneous clogs. While a single clogged toilet or sink is a fairly typical plumbing issue, multiple clogs at once – particularly on the ground floor of your home – can indicate problems with your sewer. As with sewage backups, it is essential to determine the cause of the problem before sewage enters your home.
- No water. If you suddenly have no water, you’ll find yourself unable to perform many of the tasks essential to daily life such as showering, washing dishes, and washing clothing. If a call to your local utility company fails to reveal an area outage, you’ll need a plumber to determine the cause of your issue.
- Hot water heater failure. If you notice that your water heater is suddenly failing to heat your water to an adequate temperature, first check the pilot light. If everything seems in order, you’ll want to contact an emergency plumber. While water heater failure is usually rectified by a simple replacement, a water heater leak can cause serious flooding and lead to additional repairs.
If you experience any of the above plumbing emergencies, it is essential to contact a trusted emergency plumber. Mr. Rooter of Beaumont takes your emergency calls 24/7/365. Call us ASAP at (409) 203-3909.