5 Types of Emergency Plumbing Services

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5 Types of Emergency Plumbing Services

When a call comes in for plumbing help, one of the first questions Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing asks is whether it’s an emergency. Regular old plumbing problems are an inconvenience, but plumbing emergencies can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Knowing what type of plumbing service you require in your Waterford, MI home helps us to prioritize the calls as we receive them. Some of the emergencies we are talking about include:

Broken water pipes

If you’ve ever had a pipe that burst, you know the huge amount of water that can pour out in a short period of time. Most of the time this is going to require the services of a professional plumbing service. Fixing broken pipes in walls, floors or under a foundation is not the sort of plumbing service the typical homeowner is capable of doing.

Toilet or bathroom plumbing failure

The focus here isn’t on some clogged toilet or drain that can be cleared with a plunger. A total clog in the home’s waste disposal system can quickly cause an expensive mess. 

Blocked sewer line

When a blockage happens in the sewer line outside the home, you need immediate plumbing service. A sewage backup, from either a septic tank or municipal system, is likely to cause severe damage. Kotz can locate and clear the blockage and inspect the sewer line with a video camera.

Leaking water heater

This qualifies as an emergency because a leaking water heater can quickly become a burst water heater with a huge amount of water flooding your house. When you see your water heater leaking, don’t procrastinate. Pick up the phone and call a plumber.

Gas leaks

Because of the danger of an explosion this should be treated as an emergency situation more so than just a plumbing emergency. While fixing gas pipes is a common type of plumbing service, the first priority is to get the gas shut off as soon as possible. It often makes sense to first call your gas supplier or 911.

Plumbing maintenance

Here’s the thing about plumbing emergencies: In many cases they can be prevented with regular maintenance and inspections as part of routine plumbing service calls. Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing prides itself on providing all types of plumbing services:

  • Leaking or burst pipes
  • Gas piping
  • Faucet & fixture replacement or repair
  • Sump pump installation & maintenance
  • Well & laundry pumps
  • Backflow testing & repair
  • Thawing frozen pipes
  • Propane & natural gas conversions

It doesn’t matter if it’s an emergency or not in your Waterford, MI home. When you call Kotz for your plumbing needs you will receive our 100% Happiness Guarantee. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.