Plumbing emergencies have a tendency to put the most relaxed person in a panic. We end up talking about it for weeks, because it usually happens at the worst of times, such as the middle of the night, or shortly before we host the office party at home. But let’s face it – there really is no convenient time for a plumbing emergency.
Have you ever wondered what the most common plumbing emergencies are? Today, Anta Plumbing will let you in one our call list.
Anta’s Top 9 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies
1: Clogged Sink
Slow drains can be extremely annoying, although it doesn’t necessarily qualify as an emergency. However, severe clogs can completely inhibit the flow of water, resulting in serious clogs and severe plumbing issues.
2: Clogged Toilet
Your toilet is probably the most hard working fixture in your home, so it’s no wonder that a clogged toilet is one of the most common culprits leading to emergency plumbing call outs. If your toilet is clogged, making strange noises, leaking or not flushing, it is probably clogged. Ignored, it can lead to major issues and flooding that may result in structural damage and raw sewage backups. Deal with clogged toilets as soon as you notice them in order to avoid major health hazards.
3: Clogged Drains
Hair fall and soap scum are two of the most common causes of clogged drains in the shower and bathtub drains. It is also one of the most common plumbing emergencies, so use a strainer to remove stray hairs and rinse the drains with hot soapy water once a month.
4: Plumbing Leaks
A faucet that constantly drips is annoying, but more than that, it can increase your water bill significantly. The same applies to toilet leaks. However, more significant than the mess, the noise and the cost, is the fact that standing water can cause rust and result in the growth of mold.
5: Water Heater Leaks
Leaks and other hot water issues can cause you to waste plenty money heating water. However, it could also end up causing property damage. In most cases, replacing a damaged water heater valve will solve the issue cheaply and effectively. However, in severe cases, the wall of the water heater may have rusted through completely, which means that you will have to have the entire water heater replaced.
6: Broken Water Lines
There are many issues that may lead to broken underground water lines. Normal deterioration, soggy areas, roots in pipes, and poor water pressure are just some of the reasons.
7: Burst Water Pipes
Burst water pipes are particularly common in winter, when the freeze-thaw cycle places significant pressure on the pipes.
8: No Hot Water
Issues with the water heater may cause that you don’t have any hot water. It could be a plumbing leak, electrical issue or water heater malfunction, and should be fixed immediately to restore your supply.
9: Sewer Backup
If you have multiple drain clogs, gurgling toilets, water pooling around the floor drain in the basement, or bad odors coming from the drains, you may well have a sewer system backup.
If you have a plumbing issue that could result in property damage, or in exposure to gray or black water, you should definitely get in touch with a professional plumber right away. Anta Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency plumbing call outs to deal with your plumbing emergencies.