What Is Emergency Plumbing?

Pipe Leak With Towel Over It Bin Under It

Know When To Get An Emergency Plumbing Service

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time and anywhere and can often cause a disruption to the property where the issues reside. Essentially there are two lines of pipes that will enter and leave your property, main water will bring in water from treatment facilities while main plumbing lines will flush wastewater out of your property and into greater city sewage lines. Problems from the outside can occur to affect these pipes and your indoor plumbing productivity. What more, natural age and use can encourage build-up which can form clogs. When other appliances or factors stack on top of one another a plumbing emergency can occur. These factors can be hidden by the untrained eye until an emergency plumbing service is needed. In order to properly gauge the number of damages with a plumbing emergency, it’s best to have a plumbing inspection conducted by a certified plumber. When you’re in need of an emergency plumbing service contact your local plumbing company. As of such, here is some helpful information that may be convenient for you in the future.

How do I know if my plumbing is bad?

There are outward signs that can point to plumbing issues, some so severe that you may need an emergency plumbing service. Other issues may be the culmination of small signs such as lower water pressure than normal or slow draining sinks. There are some signs that can point to bad plumbing such as higher or lower than normal water bills which can point to leaks or clogs that are blocking water from entering the property. Other signs can be seeing discolored water which can point to pipe corrosion or build up in your water heater. With aged pipes or water heaters, you’ll typically see these signs emerge along with regular appearances of clogs or leaks in multiple locations of the property. The regularity of these issues will typically alert a plumber that piping materials or water units need replacements with newer and more improved materials.

What are the most common plumbing problems?

Common plumbing problems that may befall your property can range from your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, pipes and more! The most common issues can be thought to be clogs and leaks. Clogs can be formed through the build up of soap scum or with things going down the drain that form a block in the water flow of the pipe. With kitchen sinks, you may see jammed garbage disposals from sticky items such as oils or coffee grounds sticking to the inner lining of the pipes. Other times you may have fruit pits or other items jamming the blades. Other plumbing issues can concern leaks, this can be due to pipe punctures, corrosion, cracks or loosened connections. Typically the location of a leak can point to different issues such as worn faucets, plumbers putty or other aged connections. Emergency plumbing and drain issues can be common from slow draining sinks to lower water pressure. These can signify build-ups, faulty water heaters, clogs or leaks within the pipe system. Shower or bath drains can also be susceptible to standing water when clogs are deep within the pipeline.

How do you unclog a drain naturally?

You can unclog a drain naturally with baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. First, you will pour boiling water down the drain, then you’ll add half a cup of baking soda. Let that rest for a few minutes and then pour a mixture of one cup of hot water and one cup of vinegar. Cover the drain with the plugin order to keep the reaction below the drain surface and let that sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the time has passes flush the drain one more time with a pot of boiling hot water. Basically, the initially hot water and baking soda will loosen the grime on the drain, then the chemical reaction with the vinegar will separate it from the drain. The final hot water step will rinse the remainder of contaminants down the drain.

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Emergency Plumbing Issues

  • Burst Pipe
  • Freeze/Thaw
  • Leaks
  • Clogs
  • Corrosion
  • Rust
  • Build-Up
  • Root Invasion
  • Breaks

How much is emergency plumbing?

Since an emergency plumbing service requires immediate assistance emergency plumbing cost will typically be more than a standard scheduled appointment. In general, they can charge a call fee of $50-$100 with hourly rates such as $50-$75 an hour more than their regular rate. 

Contact A Professional

When you find your property in the middle of a plumbing emergency be sure to contact an emergency plumbing service for your emergency plumbing repair. Your emergency plumbing issues will be handled with the utmost care with attention to detail and modern techniques. Emergency plumbing parts can be ordered and carried over depending on your emergency so you can get replacements where necessary in a speedy and concise manner. Just like your indoor air quality needs to be checked routinely, be sure to have a professional inspect your plumbing system annually to see if any areas need attention before issues arise.

If you’re in need of an emergency plumbing service in Santa Clarita and Granada Hills, CA call (661) 347-4478 with On Call Plumbing!