What is a Plumbing Emergency?

How long do Emergency Plumbers Take?

In a sense, a plumbing emergency can be defined as a few different types of plumbing dilemmas that either terribly inconvenience you or are causing massive damages to your household. Examples of this can be surprisingly small to quite expansive depending on what part of the country you live in. For residents in and around Vacaville, CA you may not see pipes freeze over, but you can be susceptible to plumbing emergencies like:

  • Water shut off valve damage or complete failure
  • Sewer backup
  • Sump pump failure
  • Leaking or burst pipe

Each of these examples and more problems that warrant emergency plumbing repairs can be started by multiple different reasons as well as possibly look different on each occasion. As it happens, however, homeowners need not worry when they know an emergency plumber is on their way. Generally, when plumbers are confronted with a plumbing emergency, they do not take very long to stop the problem and then patch it up. This process tends to take a few hours, occasionally it will take days if the issue is needing an extensive process. The immediate resolution to the growing damages however are the plumber’s top priority and should be stopped the first time around. One thing that plumbers can agree is the common issues that predict an emergency plumbing situation are low water pressure and the eventual backup in the sink, toilet, or another drain. When needing emergency plumbing, why not trust Advanced Plumbing Heating & Air and call __PHONE__ to arrange a fast and professional visit to get your plumbing problems taken care of. 

Is a clogged toilet a maintenance emergency?

While a clogged toilet may not seem like much of an issue, if it is your only toilet or if it is overflowing then yes it can be considered an emergency plumbing situation. Your plumbing system is at your disposal and if it is hindered to the point that you cannot use it or it is damaging your home then you should make the call to get it taken care of. A homeowner can take a few different methods to try and fix the solution to the problem. Some include: 

  • Using a plunger
  • Hot water
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

While the fizz does show particles are being broken down, it should be noted that you should not do this if the water is constantly rising or if you do not necessarily know where the problem is. The baking soda and vinegar combo can add more pressure to your pipes. If the system already has an ample amount then it will only add to the problem. Hot water will break down effectively particles effectively but practice caution when doing so. If the plunger is ineffective, plunging your system more may cause some of the pipes to weaken if not burst.

What do Plumbers Fix?

Some not familiar with the plumbing industry may not have any notion of what a plumber specifically does. That can be understood, while plumbers do provide crucial maintenance to one of the dominant systems of the home, they also are not the most advertised. Plumbers and emergency plumbers specifically work on:

  • Piping 
  • Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Heaters
  • Washers
  • Backflow protection 
  • Water and sewer lines
  • Kitchens 
  • Bathrooms
  • Gas lines

Unless you’ve inspected your local plumber’s list of services, you may have not noticed that plumbers do quite a bit more than general maintenance. We are trained and certified to grant your home with a system that helps you cook, clean, and enjoy life. Plumbers work on gas lines, often helping in the full repair of one if needed and can help detect a problem in the greater system. It is a tireless job, serving homeowners and business owners with the services that make modern buildings function for people.

Can a Water Leak Fix Itself?

When you encounter a water leak in your home, the damages can be devastating if left unattended. In the circumstances that cause a leak to happen, there is almost never one that creates a situation where a leak patches itself up and thwarts further damages form occurring. On the occasion that you detect one, you should by all means call your local plumber to get it taken care of before any further problems can result. Leaks more often than not point to a larger problem somewhere in your system if not in the immediate point of leakage. A plumber, whether its for emergency plumbing or not, is more than capable of finding the source of the dilemma and fixing it accordingly. When it comes to something like a drain, sometimes the fix is easy, but sometimes it can require a professional. The latter tends to be when the problem is taking place in the main drain, which cannot be affected by the means a homeowner has. Why not then trust the certified and highly trained professionals at Advanced Plumbing Heating & Air. Call 707-229-0482 for your emergency plumbing appointment and we’ll get you taken care of.