What To Expect During Our Emergency Plumbing Service:
Dallas homeowners who make an emergency call will receive detailed instructions from our plumbing professionals. Depending on the severity of the situation, we’ll most likely instruct you to steer clear from the affected area and only shut off your water lines if it’s safe. In the event of a flood or sewer backup, it’s usually safest to step outside your home.
When your Dallas plumbing team arrives, they will examine the situation in detail by completing a plumbing diagnostic and inspection. They will use professional tools and techniques to approach the plumbing issue and deliver the results in a timely manner.
- Sewer Line Video Inspection: As part of our non-invasive sewer and drain services, we use a video inspection camera to inspect your pipes’ health, locate drain clogs, and also identify tree root intrusions.
- Leak Detection: Damaged sewer pipes require leak detection with additional devices, such as an acoustic listening unit or a thermal imaging camera.
- HydroScrub® Jetting: Hydro jetting involves using high-pressure water to break through clogs. It also has rear jets that clean the pipe walls, leaving behind everything spotless. Prior to any plumbing repairs, it’s important to have a clean pipe.
- Trenchless Repair: Whether you need water line or drain repairs, we complete many trenchless repairs during our emergency plumbing services in Dallas. Pipe lining and pipe bursting methods are minimally invasive and very common repair methods.
We understand that during an emergency plumbing service, Dallas property owners will find themselves in a nerve-wracking situation, but we’ll do anything in our power to help you stay calm. Your dependable plumber will patiently communicate every step of the way, explaining any underlying issues and repair options to help recover your plumbing system’s original functions.
Our 24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services in Dallas
When you need emergency plumbing services, you can count on your local pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas to act fast. Once you call our friendly customer service representatives, we’ll dispatch an on-call plumber right away. Upon arrival, they will take control of the situation. With a calm and efficient demeanor, our 24-hour emergency plumber will expertly diagnose the issue and make any necessary repairs, so your life can go back to normal as soon as possible.
We understand that these situations are stressful. That’s why our highly trained, licensed, and insured plumbers always conduct themselves with professionalism and courtesy. From your first phone call to our office to the moment our Dallas plumbers leave your home, you can expect to be treated with the utmost respect. We take care to create a positive experience—even in the most frustrating circumstances, such as during an emergency plumbing service. Dallas plumbers aim to put your mind at ease while handling the situation as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to your home and to ensure your safety.
Our expert team is recognized throughout Dallas for their attention to detail, dedication to excellent workmanship, and expertise. Furthermore, we’re also known for our unparalleled customer service. Our team will arrive wearing the Mr. Rooter uniform, driving a company vehicle, and being supplied with all the necessary tools and parts. We also guarantee all our workmanship and parts. During the job, we’ll do our best to keep messes to a minimum and ensure we leave your home in Dallas as clean—if not cleaner—than we found it.
Emergency Plumbing Service – Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about our emergency plumbing services? Keep reading to see if we answer them here. Or, please feel free to call our friendly office staff at any time. We can be reached by phone or by requesting a job estimate online.
Do Dallas Plumbers Work 24/7?
We know that not all plumbers are available 24/7. However, at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas, we know plumbing emergencies don’t just happen between office hours. That’s why our expert plumbers are available at any time. When disaster strikes, and you wake up to a burst pipe flooding your living room in the middle of the night, you can count on us to be there for you and your family. No matter the time of day, week, or year, we’ll always arrive promptly and be ready to help.
What Do I Do in a Plumbing Emergency?
If you find yourself in an emergency, follow these steps:
- Check on your family and pets to make sure they are safe.
- Turn off the water in your home, if you can do so safely. Your water valve is typically located in your garage or on the side of your home. It should be near your water tank.
- Contact your local, 24/7 plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas.
How Much Do Emergency Plumbing Services Cost?
Our company offers upfront, flat-rate pricing. When you call us and tell us about your urgent situation, we’ll give you a quote based on the specifications of the job. We never charge for overtime, so we stick to that quote no matter the time of day or night.
What Are The Common Causes of Plumbing Emergencies in Dallas
We hope you never have to deal with an emergency in your home. That said, the reality is you never know when disaster might strike. It's helpful to be aware of some common causes of plumbing emergencies.
Burst pipes can be devastating. Within minutes, a broken pipe can send water gushing into your home and cause serious damage. Be vigilant about even the smallest leaks and brown stains on your ceiling and walls. What might seem like an insignificant crack in a pipe could turn into a flood over time. It’s also important to know where your home’s main water shut-off valve is located. Typically, the valve will be in the garage, on the side of your home, or near your water tank. If you’ve noticed leaking water, damaged pipes, or recent staining, call our experts right away for emergency plumbing services before the issue gets worse.
Improper drainage can be caused by a variety of factors. Issues with your drains can eventually lead to serious flooding that might ruin your yard, foundation, flooring, and walls. Since you can’t see your drains, particularly your main sewer line as it’s underground, it’s important to invest in regular maintenance to ensure there are no clogs or damage that could cause flooding.
A few common issues that cause improper drainage include:
- Blockages or clogs
- Displaced or open joints
- Fractures or cracks
- Root intrusions
- Collapsed or broken sections of pipe
Clogged Rain Gutters
Your gutters’ job is to catch rainwater and divert it away from your home. Over time, it’s natural for gutters to clog up with fallen leaves, twigs, mud, and other debris. If your gutters are not promptly cleaned twice a year (once in the spring and once in the fall), the chances of flooding rise significantly. Clogged gutters impede water from flowing out through the downspouts to a safe distance away from your home’s base. Instead, water will spill over the edge of the gutters and collect on the ground below. This will not only ruin your landscaping, but the water will also seep into the earth, cause erosion and possibly damage your home’s foundation by overwhelming your weeping tile, which is also known as perimeter drains.
Leaking Water Heater Or Malfunctioning Appliances
An incorrectly connected or damaged water heater, washing machine, or dishwasher can flood your home. It’s very important to ensure there are no leaks or issues with the water supply for all your major appliances. If you notice pooling water around the base of your appliances, call a professional plumber to check out the problem right away. It’s not unusual for water heater repairs to become an emergency plumbing repair service!
Damaged foundations can lead to severe flooding. Whereas a sound foundation is built to protect your home even when the surrounding ground becomes saturated with rainwater, cracks or other flaws allow water to seep through. Another serious problem involves a slab leak. Most home plumbing and electrical systems are built underneath concrete slabs. In the event of severe soil movement or inadequate house settlement, you could experience a leaky pipe. Our emergency plumbing service in Dallas will complete a slab leak detection and map out repair options
How Do I Prevent Emergency Plumbing Services?
When it comes to your plumbing, the best way to protect it from damage is by being proactive. Continue reading to discover the best ways to upkeep your system and prevent burst pipes, flooding, and backed-up sewers.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Keep your plumbing in tip-top condition and prevent emergencies by scheduling regular maintenance and cleaning appointments with Mr. Rooter. Our experts offer routine services that will ensure your plumbing continues to operate smoothly—while troubleshooting any issues that could potentially escalate into emergencies. Preventative maintenance will help you avoid:
- Sewer damage
- Extensive repairs
- Corroding pipes
- And more!
Hire Professional Drain Cleaning
As part of a routine maintenance check-up, our team will complete a professional drain cleaning service in your home. This will get rid of any build-up and debris that could lead to detrimental clogs, flooding, or burst pipes. At Mr. Rooter, we only use the most cutting-edge cleaning technology. In just one appointment, our HydroScrub® Jetting service, paired with our Enzymatic Drain Care Solution, will clear away clogs, back-ups, and debris in your system. Our HydroScrub® Jetting technology uses a high-pressure stream of water that will blast away debris in your pipes. The Enzymatic Drain Care solution contains organic bacteria that scrub any remaining residue from your plumbing.
Pay Attention to Early Warning Signs
Preventative maintenance does wonders for reducing the risk of an emergency. However, accidents do happen and even if you take the best care of your plumbing system, you should still be aware of signs indicating a problem. A few warning signs that an emergency is imminent include:
- Multiple clogs: It’s common to experience clogged drains once in a while. After all, you use them every day! But if you have multiple clogs, then it could be a sign of a serious problem deep within your plumbing system—such as a backed-up sewer.
- Gurgling drains: When your drains are gurgling, it means that the air within can’t flow freely. Typically, this is a sign of a problematic clog.
- Improperly flushing toilet: A key sign of a clogged sewer line is if your toilet won’t flush, no matter how many times you plunge it. The wastewater has nowhere to go, so it keeps backing up into your toilet.
- Foul odors: If you smell sewage in your bathroom sinks or shower, then it could be a sign that the sewer line is blocked.
- Water in the wrong places: If each time you run your dishwasher your toilet backs up, or if you flush your toilet and water comes out your shower drain, this is a very serious sign that you have a clog.
Trust Our Emergency Plumbing Services in Dallas!
Do you need help with a flooded yard or backed-up sewer line? No matter what your situation is, our professional 24-hour emergency plumbing service and friendly team are available to help.
Please give us a call today to learn more about our efficient services, and upfront pricing system or simply arrange a plumbing inspection to ensure you won’t need emergency plumbing services in Dallas in the future!