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What Is Considered A Plumbing Emergency?

When you find yourself in these situations act quickly!

plumbing North Attleboro, MA It is pretty safe to say that the vast majority of us utilize modern plumbing in one way or another. And what comes along with using modern plumbing is knowing and understanding what constitutes a plumbing emergency. After all, understanding this will help you know when you need to spring into action and could help you avoid a major plumbing issue.

Major plumbing problems

The basics to understanding what is considered a plumbing emergency is fairly simple: if your plumbing issue could cause serious damage to your property or if it is a potential health or safety risk, consider it an emergency. Give this problem your immediate attention and make whatever repairs necessary.

Now let’s look at some specific emergency plumbing situations:

  • A loud banging noise: Otherwise known as a water hammer, you will hear this loud banging noise when a water valve is suddenly shut off. Hearing this noise is a pretty big warning sign that there is an issue with your plumbing system that needs immediate professional attention.
  • A pipe that has burst: A burst pipe can cause a flood and flooding can lead to extensive water damage in your home or on your property.
  • Water lines that are leaking or damaged: When water lines are damaged or are leaking, this wastes water, increases your utility costs and has the potential to cause major destruction to your property.
  • A blocked or overflowing sewage system: This can cause raw sewage to back up in your house and no one wants this. You will find yourself with an incredibly unsanitary and hazardous situation if this occurs.
  • Pipes that are frozen: Anyone who lives in an area where the weather gets super cold is at risk of their home’s pipes freezing. If a frozen pipe was to burst, you could get water damage once the pipes thaw.
  • Blocked drains: A clogged drain in a sink, toilet or bathtub can cause flooding, which can potentially damage your property.
  • A malfunctioning water heater: When a water heater is not working properly you can experience leaks, water that is dangerously hot or not get any water flow at all – all issues that you want to avoid whenever possible.
  • Zero water supply: A sign of a water main break or another serious plumbing issue is not having any water flow coming from your home’s taps.
  • A toilet that is overflowing: It will probably come as no surprise that an overflowing toilet can lead to a flood and then water damage in your bathroom.
  • Gas leaks: If not attended to promptly, a gas leak can lead to an explosion or a fire. If you ever think you smell gas or sense that there is a gas leak, leave the area immediately and contact emergency services.

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