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Four Reasons You Should Call an Emergency Plumber

Minor plumbing issues can be relatively simple to fix, given the proper instructions and the right set of tools. In fact, Mr. Rooter of Olympia has endeavored to give you a few tips to handle your own plumbing issues without the need to contact us directly.

However, when left unchecked, some seemingly minor plumbing issues can bloom into large-scale plumbing disasters. Others always warrant a call to the professionals, as you can do more damage than good attempting to fix these tricky problems on your own. As such, knowing when to call Mr. Rooter is an essential part of being a homeowner in Olympia.

Call Mr. Rooter For These Critical Plumbing Issues

If you experience any of these potentially critical plumbing problems, don’t attempt to fix them on your own. Turn off the water and contact Mr. Rooter as soon as possible. These serious issues include:

  1. Sewer backups. Sewage backing up into or near your home is one of the most distressing plumbing issues there is. Not only does the sludge resulting from a mixture of all the waste products and wastewater in your home smell terrible, it can damage your home as well. Worse, it harbors a plethora of potentially dangerous bacteria and toxic fumes – call a plumber immediately to determine the cause and rectify the issue.
  2. Potential flooding. Whether caused by a burst pipe, wastewater backup, water shut off valve issue or other failure, water flooding your home is always an emergency. Flooding can damage your possessions, weaken the structure of your home, and cost a significant amount of money to mitigate. Contact an emergency plumber immediately to address the issue.
  3. Multiple clogged drains and toilet backups. One clogged drain or toilet typically means finding the plunger. Multiple drains clogged or backed up at once indicates a more severe sewer issue may be at hand. Contact a plumber to address it as soon as possible.
  4. Freezing cold water. When your hot water lines just won’t heat, you likely are experiencing a problem with your hot water heater. In some cases, you may have an extinguished pilot light or other minor issue; however, if your water heater is over ten years old, it’s likely time for a replacement. Either way, unless you feel you can handle ice cold showers, calling an emergency plumber is your best bet.

Are you in the midst of a plumbing emergency? If so, turn off the water and contact the pros at Mr. Rooter Olympia, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week – call (360) 339-4640. We’ll have your plumbing system restored and your life back to normal in no time.


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