What is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?
Whenever you experience emergency plumbing issues, you typically feel you need to take care of it immediately to prevent further damage. However calling emergency plumbers in Aurora on a night, weekend, or holiday can come at a high premium. It’s important then to know when to call a plumber and when to wait.
1) When There is a Risk of Flooding
Flooding due to a failed sump pump, burst pipe, sewer backup, or water shut-off valve failure, are all examples of plumbing emergencies. Flood damage can cause significant damage to structures and is a safety concern, therefore should be addressed as soon as possible.
2) Multiple Drains Clog at Once
When one drain clogs, it is not an urgent matter, but if drains throughout your house become clogged all at the same time, then you have a plumbing emergency on your hands. Ignoring clogs in multiple drains may lead to a sewer backup, another serious plumbing emergency.
3) When There is a Sewer Backup
When a sewer line backs up, the sewage sits at its backup point, creating a health hazard that could endanger your family. Ignoring a backed-up sewer may cause raw sewage to go back up through the drains in your home. It prevents the ability to use the facilities or run water, which makes living difficult as well.
4) You Are Without Water
Not having access to clean water or running water is a safety concern because, like a sewer backup, it prevents you from using the facilities and affects cooking and cleaning. If your water is discolored or smells strange when it is running, contact an emergency plumber right away.
5) There is a risk of a burst pipe
Frozen pipes and/or spigots lend themselves to two of the above concerns: risk of flooding and no water. If a pipe is frozen, not only is water not able to pass through it, but it expands, causing it to crack, which means once it thaws, it presents the risk of flooding. It’s important to know where your water shut-off valves are located and how they work. As your plumber during his or her preventative maintenance visit to show you, if you don’t already know.
Less Urgent Plumbing Problems That Can Wait
It’s better to schedule ahead for plumbing problems like:
- Preventative maintenance such as a furnace tune-up or water heater flush
- Slow running drain clogs
- Remodel work
- Appliance installation, such as garbage disposal replacement or ice machine hookups
- Minor repairs, such as for leaking faucets or running toilets
If the problem can wait, then it isn’t a true emergency and you should consider the additional expense and determine if it is worth the call. Keep in mind that just because your emergency plumber arrives after-hours, or on a holiday or weekend, doesn’t mean they will have access to the required parts to complete the job.
A benefit of waiting for a standard business day is that plumbers then have access to supply houses which allow them to get the exact parts and supplies needed to do the job. Other than needing to order a specialty part, plumbers can get the needed parts the same day to do a repair job.
Your Trusted 24-Hour Emergency Plumbers in Aurora
Now that you know WHEN to call an emergency plumber, you need to know WHO to call when you have a plumbing emergency. The answer is simple; turn to the experienced technicians at Sunshine Home Services. Having emergency plumbers near you, in Aurora and the surrounding areas can provide great benefits. You can always rest assured that, no matter when the emergency happens, the 24-hour emergency plumbers from Sunshine Home Services will be able to assist. All you need to do is call, and one of our professional emergency plumbers will be on their way as quickly as possible, providing you with timely and effective solutions for a wide variety of plumbing emergencies.
Since 2006, our woman-owned, family-friendly plumbing and HVAC company has proven itself to be a trusted name in Aurora and throughout Colorado, providing quality yet affordable services to residential and commercial customers.