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How to Know if Your Plumbing Problem is an Emergency Call or Not

Unfortunately, plumbing problems do not come with a warning sign that says this is an emergency. Call for help now! But, you can pay attention to your plumbing and stay ahead of problems, including plumbing emergencies. Even though a majority of your plumbing is not visible in your home, there are still signs that show up when plumbing problems are happening.

But how do you know if your plumbing problem is an emergency or not? Some emergencies are pretty obvious, like major leaks that are causing damage around your home. Others are not as obvious. If you suspect that you need an emergency plumber in Athens, GA, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the signs that you have a plumbing emergency.

Understand Plumbing Emergencies

If there’s something wrong with your plumbing that cannot wait until another day, then it is likely an emergency. For example, sewage may be backing up into your bathtub or sinks. Another example includes leaks that are significant enough to damage your home, which we already mentioned above. If it’s not a problem that you can put a Band-Aid on and deal with tomorrow, it’s an emergency.

Understand Plumbing Non-Emergencies

If you can put it off for another day, it is not an emergency. For example, you may have a minor faucet leak that is dripping into your sink or a minor pipe leak that you can put a bucket under. That doesn’t mean that you want to allow the plumbing problem to go on forever, it just means that you can create a short-term fix until our team can arrive and solve the problem.

Emergency Plumbing Services

You can call for emergency plumbing services, day or night. However, you can expect to pay a premium if you need service immediately. If your plumbing problem is not a true emergency, you may not want to pay the premium. Schedule a plumber to come out to your house at your own convenience and don’t rush.

If you’re not sure whether your plumbing problem is a true emergency, you can always give us a call and troubleshoot over the phone. We can ask you questions about what you are seeing, hearing, or experiencing. Then we can offer our expert opinion, and let you know when we can come out to address the problem. We may even be able to offer some short-term fixes that can make a difference until we arrive.

Preventative Maintenance

The best way to prevent a plumbing emergency is to stay ahead of any plumbing problems. Plumbing emergencies don’t just crop up overnight. They start as small problems that get worse and worse until you cannot ignore them. When you address problems early, you can prevent emergencies from ever happening. Examples of early plumbing problems that can lead to emergencies include clogs, drains, bad odors coming from a water source in your home, and unusual sounds, even if they are in your walls. A plumbing check-up is a great way to find any plumbing problems and address them early on.

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