When to Call a Plumber: 3 Common Plumbing Emergencies

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Do-it-yourself can only get you so far when it comes to repairs and maintenance in the home. How do you know when it is time to call for professional services? Some homeowners mistakenly think that the only time to call a pro plumber is when a major catastrophe has occurred: flooding in the bathroom, an overflowing sink that won’t drain, etc.

The truth is that there are plenty of plumbing issues that fall in the “emergency” category where you could benefit from professional services. Here are some of the problems that might merit a call to a professional plumbing service:

  • True Emergencies: This first category of plumbing problems encompasses anything that is obviously a true emergency: the toilet won’t stop running, water is leaking from the pipes, or any other leak or water issue that is going to damage your property. Even a small leak in the wrong location can lead to rot, mold, and more… so you shouldn’t hesitate to call for help.
  • Interruption of Daily Activities: Whether the leak is in your home or your office, the timing of the problem could have an impact on your daily activities. For example, a clogged sink might not seem like a show-stopping emergency. But when that sink is affecting your business activities or making it hard to cook dinner for the family, it’s important to restore function ASAP so that you can continue with regular business or personal activities.
  • Creature Comforts are Affected: Do you take it for granted that you can take a hot shower on demand, until the water heater goes out and you find yourself washing your hair in freezing cold water? Don’t hesitate to call for professional plumbing services if your home or office is affected by plumbing issues. If you don’t have hot water, the faucet isn’t working, or the kitchen isn’t functional, then the quality of your life is being impacted by the plumbing issues.

At Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, we are just a phone call away if you need plumbing, heating, or AC services. We invite you to call us right away if you are dealing with an immediate need in the home or office: (951) 375-6856.