The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

Common Plumbing Emergencies People Experience

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any point, and more often than not, they tend to come at the most inconvenient time possible. These emergencies can be costly, damaging, and more, which can cause a great deal of stress. Fortunately, many plumbers offer emergency plumbing services when immediate attention is needed. Stephens has put together a list of the most common plumbing emergencies that people encounter. 

Clogged Toilets

Your toilet is used frequently every day, and can clog due to too much toilet paper, flushing feminine hygiene products, flushing other harmful items, and more. If the problem isn’t resolved in a timely manner, serious damage can occur to your plumbing, including sewage backup that can also affect your health. 

Clogged Sinks

If the water in your sink is draining very slowly, there is most likely a clog. In your kitchen, this could be due to food debris in your pipes. In your bathroom, a clog might occur because of hair and soap scum. 

Leaking Faucets

Faucet leaks tend to worsen over time, starting as the occasional drop from time to time and eventually progressing to constant dripping. Leaking faucets not only create a continuous (and bothersome) dripping sound, but they also waste water, which can in return affect your water bill and the environment. 

Broken Water Lines

A break in your underground water line is a major plumbing issue that is typically caused by tree roots growing through the water line, corrosion, earthquakes, and high pressure. When a water line breaks, flooding can occur in your yard and it can affect your water quality. 

Burst Pipes

We use a lot of water on a daily basis, and it’s all carried through the pipes in your home. Because of the volume they’re responsible for, burst pipes can cause severe flooding and damage to your home. A pipe could burst because of water pressure, corrosion, freezing, or being displaced from their original position. 

Water Heater Leak

Hot water is used for a multitude of things including taking showers, running the dishwasher, and doing a load of laundry. When there is a leak, water is being wasted and you will be charged more money for usage. It could damage the walls and floors in your home. Water heater leaks are typically caused by corrosion and when the temperature of the heater is too high. 

Gas Leaks

Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous. If you notice a gas leak in your home, it is important to shut off your gas valves and go outside immediately. Never use your cellphone indoors in the event of a gas leak and refrain from turning on any appliances. Once you are away from your home, call 911 and your utility company. 

Call Stephens When You Have a Plumbing Emergency

If an emergency plumbing issue arises, you can count on the technicians at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to be there. We offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clogged drains, water leaks, water outages, and more, we will do our very best to work diligently to prevent damage and bring your plumbing issue under control. For prompt and reliable service, contact Stephens for all of your emergency plumbing needs!