Everyone knows a trip to the emergency room is going to be an expensive proposition, even if you have insurance. When deciding about going to the E-R the decision should always err on the side of safety, no matter the potential cost, because we’re talking about life and death.
Now let’s talk plumbing
Of course, plumbing isn’t as serious as health problems, but we are talking about some similarities. Calling for an emergency plumber in Waterford, MI is going to come at a high cost. It’s important to know when it’s time to get immediate help from Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing and when it’s okay to wait and schedule a plumber during regular business hours. Here are four plumbing problems that are legitimate emergencies:
An imminent risk of flooding
It could be a failed sump pump, burst pipe, or a broken shut off valve, but they can all cause flooding. It can cause a lot of damage and is a safety concern. Whenever flooding is happening OR appears imminent, the problem needs to be fixed as quickly as possible even if it means calling in an emergency plumber.
Sewage back up
When a sewer line backs up, we’re talking about a health hazard and potential damage to floors, walls, and home furnishings. It also means you can’t run water or use the bathroom and that’s no way to live even for a day or two.
Our ancestors may have been able to live without running water but that was then, and this is now. In modern homes, it’s just about impossible to handle daily tasks like cooking and cleaning when plumbing problems mean there’s no water coming out of the taps.
Fear a pipe is about to burst
This can happen if a pipe or spigot is frozen. It doesn’t have to be a pipe that bursts, if you see even a small leak from a water pipe chances are it’s going to get larger and you should call for an emergency plumber.
Don’t ignore warning signs
A good way to avoid calling an emergency plumber is learning to recognize plumbing problems in the early stages. Some warning signs to look for:
- Rising water bill
- Low water pressure
- Unexplained wet spots in the yard
- Unusual sounds (dripping or running water)
Additionally, many of the problems that cause these warning signs can be prevented with regular plumbing maintenance in your Waterford, MI home.
Kotz is here to help
Whether it is a plumbing emergency or routine plumbing work to prevent future emergencies, Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can do the job for you. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great heating, cooling & plumbing information like this.