Is It Truly An Emergency Plumbing Situation?

Calling For Emergency Plumbing At The Right Moment

Of course you want anything that goes wrong with your plumbing to be fixed as soon as possible, but that doesn’t mean every repair is a plumbing emergency. Sometimes, it really may be, but other times, the problem can wait till business hours. Here are some questions to ask yourself to decide if you have a true emergency on your hands that needs attention right away.

Can The Issue Wait?

This might sound like a simple question, but the answer can be complex. Some of the issues are going to be obvious. If you have a water leak in the basement that isn’t slowing or stopping, it’s best to get help right away. But if you have a broken sink that you don’t really have to use until the next day rolls around, you can wait. The season of the year plays a role as well. If the outside temperature is cold and frozen pipes are an issue, emergency plumbing repairs are likely to arise. No matter what the issue, it’s best to shut the water to that fixture, or the whole house, off to prevent further damage before you make the call.

Are Your Responsible For The Repair?

Emergency plumbing situations aren’t always things you can fix. Perhaps it’s something your water company or utility provider needs to address. If nothing else, they can tell you that the problem is just within your home and something you need to deal with on your own.

Use Common Sense

Most of the time, you can get away with using common sense and your gut to tell you what can wait and what can’t. If your toilet is leaking and waiting on repairs is going to cause further damage and a leak unlike anything you want in your house, it’s best to call for emergency plumbing right away, even if you don’t really need to use the toilet.

Ask About Fees Upfront

Before you have an emergency plumbing situation, or something that could be such a situation, choose a plumber you know does emergency plumbing and is available at all times. That way, if the need arises, you know who to call. Check the company out and ask about their emergency fees. Sometimes, they charge more for after-hours calls. That extra fee can help you determine whether or not your situation is something that has to be dealt with right away. If you are willing to pay, you must be in a bind.

Getting Emergency Plumbing Anytime You Need It

Plumbing issues are never going to happen at a good time and that’s why Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers emergency plumbing. You can get the services you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the experienced technicians can pinpoint the issue and get it fixed for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing next day. Whether you have a burst pipe, a majorly clogged drain, a water leak, or something else, preventing damage and fixing the situation is key.

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