If only leaks and clogs could make their presence known in business hours—yeah, that would be great. But that never happens.
It’s either in the middle of the night or when the office is full that someone comes up to you and says, “Houston we have a problem. . . in the bathroom.”
Deciding if it Really is a Plumbing Emergency
It’s possible that the problem is nothing more than a small faucet facing a small leak. But if the bathroom is full of water on the floor, like the scene from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, you need to decide if the local plumber should be summoned or not.
Here’s how you can identify if you have a plumbing emergency brewing in the bathroom or the kitchen:
- You detect leaking water, and the problem only grows worse. This indicates a burst pipe.
- You can’t block the burst pipe and have to shut off the main supply.
- You can’t change the temperature of the water.
- You detect backup and deposited sewage.
- You’re using far too much water—the meter is a good way of knowing if you are.
How to Act
Here’s what you should do:
- Shut the water off: try shutting off the main water supply. This keeps the problem from escalating. If your commercial building has an individual plumbing unit, ask them to shut off the supply for the specific bathroom where the problem arose.
- Decide if you can wait: you need to assess the extent of the damage, especially if you discovered the issue in the wee hours of the night. If you feel like waiting will worsen the problem, call an emergency plumbing service.
Why You Can’t Sit on a Plumbing Emergency
Americans spend 30 minutes out of every 24 hours in the bathroom. So depending on the number of people in a commercial building at any given time, there’s always someone in the loo. And if the bathrooms are malfunctioning, that’s going to be a big problem.
In fact, the problem is already big enough that President Trump made news when he said the government was looking into why Americans need to flush toilets “10 times, 15 times.” The President said they’re looking into it—but it’s not the President you need. It’s a plumber. And a professional one at that.
Finding a Professional Plumber in Texas
Given our experience as one of the leading plumbing services providers in Texas, we understand that plumbing emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere.
This is exactly why we offer emergency plumbing services, 24/7, 365 days a year. We serve Aledo, Alvarado, Arlington, Fort Worth and several other areas!
Call us at +1-817-244-0614 if you have a plumbing emergency!
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