Three people should always be on your speed dial, besides your family:
- An ambulance service
- The fire brigade service
- An emergency plumbing service
All three of them help you save up on your expenses and lives in their own capacities.
Here’s when an emergency plumber can help you:
It’s not normal for water to gush out of the pipes when the mainline is turned off. Source or no source, rushing water is an issue. There could be many reasons behind this. The most common causes are clogged drains and burst pipes. Although water line bursts are not common, you should be quick to act when it happens. The first thing to do is look for the cut-off valves near the leak and turn the water supply off. If you can’t find the valve, try turning off the water supply to the entire house. Once you’ve safely done so, call up a plumber and wait for them to address the issue.
Make sure you don’t delay calling up a plumber because the damp environment serves as an excellent breeding ground for mold and mildew. Over time, this can lead to a wide range of health issues like respiratory problems, eye irritation, and skin rashes. If the issue remains unaddressed, these conditions can progress into more severe plumbing problems.
There’s no water in the house
This is another typical situation that triggers an emergency plumber’s visit.
It’s rare for water to stop flowing throughout your house. Such instances are usually localized around a single fixture or area. You can diagnose the issue by checking all the water outlets in the house that are receiving water. Always make sure that the cold and hot water supplies are working. If the hot side is not working, but the cold side is, there may be something wrong with the water heater.
However, if both the sides are not working, it’s possible that the main water pipe (near the streetside water meter) that enters your house has been severed or has burst. In this case, only an emergency plumbing service can help you.
There’s a gas leak
It’s not always to locate the source of a gas leak. Most homeowners attribute the smell of leaking gas to a stove or a gas-lit fireplace, but it’s not always the case. Some telltale signs of a gas leak include:
- The smell of rotten eggs
- Grass suddenly turning brown
- Dead houseplants
- The color of the flames is turning orange or yellow
If you notice any of these signs, turn off all the gas lines in the house and immediately open the windows and doors. Natural gas is highly flammable. Make sure you don’t light any spark that could combust it. This could lead to an explosion!
Evacuate the place and call up an emergency gas leak repair service as soon as possible.
If you’re based in Arlington or Fort Worth, TX, reach out to us at Pro Serve Plumbing. Call us up, and our representatives will rush to help.