At some point, every home has a plumbing emergency. It might be something relatively minor, like issues with the toilet flushing, or it might be something major, like sewage backing up into the home. No matter what it is, when it needs to be fixed fast, you’ll want help from an emergency plumber.
We can help with any plumbing emergency and will have a 24 hour plumber at your home as soon as possible. If you need any emergency plumbing assistance, turn to the on call plumbers from T.E. Spall & Son for fast help.
What Counts as an Emergency?
It can be difficult to tell if it’s really worth calling an emergency plumber or if it’s better to wait for an appointment. In the following situations, it’s better to call for an emergency plumber service rather than wait for help.
Potential Damage to the Home
If there is the potential for any damage inside the home, the issue needs to be fixed right away. A burst pipe or an overflowing drain can lead to water damage, which can be far more costly and time-consuming to deal with, so it’s best to have the repair done now to minimize other damages.
Sewage in the Home
Sewage is a biohazard, so it needs to be handled immediately. If there is a sewage backup in the home, avoid entering the space and contact our on call plumbers for fast assistance. We have the equipment and training to handle the issue safely and help get your home back in shape.
Home Use is Interrupted
If there’s one drain that’s clogged, it might not be a big issue. But if multiple drains are clogged, emergency drain cleaning may be needed. If there’s just one, that sink can be avoided until an appointment is made to have it cleaned. If there are multiple drains that have stopped working, it’s better to call for emergency assistance since the use of drains throughout the home is compromised, leading to the ability to use the house as expected being interrupted.
What to Do While Waiting for Help
The first thing to do when there’s any plumbing emergency is to call a 24 hour plumber for help. While you’re waiting for an emergency plumber to arrive, there are a few things you can do.
Shut Off Water Near Fixtures
If the issue is water leaking from or near a fixture, it may be possible to turn off the water near the fixture. Use the shut-off valve closest to the leak to turn off the water coming into that part of the home so that water elsewhere in the home can still be used while you wait for emergency plumbing help.
Shut Off the Water to the House
If there isn’t a nearby valve or the leak is before the valve, it may be necessary to shut off the main valve for the home. This does turn off all the water coming into the home but can minimize the potential for damage before the afterhours plumbing expert arrives to repair the problem.
Clean Standing Water
Any standing water can be cleaned. It is important to avoid cleaning any sewage or gray water, as it can be dangerous. If the leak is clean water, though, go ahead and clean up any standing water to prevent potential damage to the home.
Ask for Additional Instructions
Always feel free to ask the emergency plumber for any other instructions or anything that can be done before they arrive. They may be able to provide help finding a shut-off valve or have other tips for how to protect the home from damage before they arrive.
Call When You Need an Emergency Plumber
When you need an emergency plumber service, you not only want fast, but you want the best. We offer expert assistance for any plumbing emergencies you may have and can send a residential plumber or an emergency commercial plumber to help with your issue. Whether you need emergency drain cleaning or need an emergency commercial plumber to help with a major issue, our team is ready to help and can make sure the repair is done right.
Plumbing emergencies do happen, and when they do, you need an emergency plumber you can trust to arrive fast and get the job done right. At T.E. Spall & Son, we offer afterhours plumbing assistance for any emergencies, large and small, so you can get the help you need right away. Contact us now to get fast help with any plumbing issues.