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5 Reasons to Call an Emergency Plumber

Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies can happen anytime, day or night, and little can be planned for. When they do happen, they seem to happen at the most inconvenient times – go figure. Luckily, 24-hour emergency plumbing companies like Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Yavapai, Coconino and Maricopa Counties are here to help!

If your home has a plumbing problem and you call an emergency plumber right away, you'll pay less for the service overall and avoid a big bill for water damage and home repairs – so call now if you're in the middle of a plumbing emergency.

If you're not sure, check out some of the most common plumbing emergencies we fix:

1. Ruptured or Burst Pipes

If a pipe bursts at two in the morning, you want to be able to call a 24-hour plumber as soon as possible. The explosion of a pipe in the wall, underneath your home, or even under the sink can cause several problems in the home, including:

  • Flooding
  • Electrical system damage
  • Electrical shock
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Musty smell
  • Floor, wall, and ceiling damage

Ruptured pipes are due to increased pressure on your system, caused by something like your pipes freezing then unfreezing or various kinds of debris building up and forming a nasty clog that blocks the natural flow of water.

A Word on Slab Leaks

Have you heard sounds of continuously running water around your property, noticed hot or cold spots, or have spotted water damage around your home's flooring? You could have a slab leak and be causing damage to your home's foundation.

Any slab or foundation leaks should be taken care of as soon as possible by an emergency plumber!

2. No Hot Water

You hop in the shower to only realize – you have no hot water in the home! While no hot water doesn't always mean you should call on an emergency plumber right away, you should take a good look at your water heater. Be sure to check for gas leaks first and foremost if your water heater is gas powered.

If you continue to have no access to hot water or fluctuating temperatures, reach out to your local 24-hour plumber for help.

3. Low or No Water Pressure

Declines in your water pressure shouldn't be written off as minor inconveniences. Instead, they need to be inspected by a professional plumber immediately. A decline in water pressure could mean that you have a possible leak or rupture in your system.

Even if you can't physically see the damaged line, you should call a plumber before more water is wasted or future damage is done to your property.

4. Multiple Clogged Drains

If you have spotted more than one clogged drain in your home, whether they've popped up after some time or seemingly overnight, it's important to have the clogs pinpointed and cleared as soon as possible.

Clogs throughout your system can be caused by things like:

  • Poor drain and plumbing maintenance
  • Root or pest intrusion
  • Dirty sewer lines and drains
  • Broken sewer line

If left unattended, pressure is created, and sewage back-up can easily occur. This type of plumbing emergency can be avoided with proper cleaning of all your drains and direct sewer lines.

5. Sewage Back-Up

A lot of the time, back-up happens when tree roots, rocks, cooking grease, waste, and other debris builds up and blocks your home's sewer pipes.

It has no way to go except back from where it came from, so in this case, you'll notice strong sewer odors and even see sewage coming out from your drains, including in the bathtub, shower, toilet, kitchen sink, and more.

Sewage back-up into the home can be unsafe and create less than sanitary conditions, so it's imperative that you turn to a professional team of plumbers as soon as possible for proper repair services.

What Can an Emergency Plumber Not Help With?

Main Water or Sewage Line Problems

Should you encounter a mainline water break, service line break, sewer blockage, or a sewer manhole problem, you should call your civic water or sewer service division first. Sometimes, the water company will offer 24-hour service to respond to situations like this.

Non-Immediate Plumbing Problems

If your plumbing problem isn't causing immediate damage to your home, like a slow-moving drain, or can be stopped for the time being, like a leaky faucet that can be shut off, you can safely wait until a plumber is available to meet you in home via a scheduled appointment.

Need Help from a Plumber Right Now?

Whether you're in Prescot, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, or other areas our plumbers serve, reach out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Yavapai, Coconino and Maricopa Counties for emergency plumbing service and repairs. Anytime during the day or night, on any day of the week, a Mr. Rooter plumber can arrive to help you recover from a plumbing emergency of any kind.

Our plumbers will arrive quickly with their tools and supplies and get to work putting an end to the damage already done, ensuring everything goes back to normal as quickly as possible.

Looking for a 24/7 plumber nearby? Don't delay – reach out to our team and we'll be there as soon as possible.