Six of the Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

No one wants to experience unfortunate plumbing issues – but accidents happen, often when you least expect them. We have put together a list of the six most common plumbing emergencies we see. If you find yourself struggling with one of these – give us a call!

1. Burst Pipes

One of the most common emergency calls we get is about burst pipes. Pipes can burst for many reasons, including being frozen, extreme water pressure, age, or corrosion. Burst pipes can cause substantial water damage to a home or building and cost a lot of money to fix. Knowing where your main water shut-off valve is will help prevent further damage. Turn the valve off and contact Eastern Plumbing to get your pipes repaired.

2. Clogged Toilets/Drains/Sinks

Toilets, drains, and sinks are the most used appliances in your home, so when they clog it can be annoying and disruptive. Sometimes, all it takes is one plunge to fix – but sometimes the clog persists, and you are unable to use your toilet or sink. This can be frustrating, and lasting clogs can lead to unsanitary conditions. If you continue to see clogs, or you have a clog that will not go away, it may be time to contact a professional.

3. Water Heater

There is nothing worse than waiting to get in the shower, finally stepping in—and being welcomed by ice cold water. The main reason your water may be cold is because you are having a water heater issue. Whether you notice a leak from your water heater, or you constantly find yourself taking an unintentional ice bath, Eastern Plumbing can help you figure it out.

4. Leaking

Faucets that continuously leak can cost you hundreds of extra dollars in water bills. Leaks can occur for many reasons, and can lead to things like water damage, rust, and mold. Save your home and money and contact us as soon as you notice a leak.

5. Running/Overflowing Toilet

You can always tell when your toilet is constantly running because of the noise. This may not seem like a huge deal, and you may even think it does not need to be fixed – but this subtle noise can raise your water bills quite a bit. Around 200 gallons of water is wasted every day from a running toilet. An overflowing toilet can also lead to an expensive repair bill. As soon as you notice a toilet overflowing, turn the toilet valve off and contact a professional.

6. Sewer Line Backups

Sewer line backups are fairly easy to notice… you may smell foul odors or experience slow draining in your sinks or toilets. Backed up sewers can cause raw sewage to come through your pipes, including your bathtubs and kitchen sinks. This is messy and unsanitary—and needs to be fixed ASAP!

Plumbing issues can be complicated and much more intricate than you think. Eastern Plumbing offers prompt service and professionalism when working with you. With our emergency services, we provide 24/7 residential and commercial services, because we know the importance of a quick response!