Unexpected plumbing emergencies are unpredictable and should always be prepared for, with a phone number of an experienced plumber on-hand in case one arises. Being prepared will reduce stress when an issue arises if something goes wrong; having one’s number handy could prevent all sorts of troubles down the line.
Emergency situations, like burst pipes, water heater repairs, clogged drains or gas leaks are best handled by professional emergency plumbers in Dallas – they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year!
Frozen water pipes can be a serious threat if they remain frozen for too long, and must be addressed quickly in order to minimize further damage. To identify frozen pipes quickly and appropriately, look out for areas of reduced or no water flow from any plumbing fixture; typically these will be in cold locations such as against exterior walls or where your home’s water service enters through an underground crawl space.
To thaw out frozen pipes, it is vital to increase their temperature first. This can be accomplished by opening faucets to let a trickle of water flow from them, turning up your home heating or using an alternative such as a hair dryer or space heater. Furthermore, insulating pipes may help protect them against future freezing events.
Always have your main shut off valve easily identifiable so it can be found quickly in an emergency situation. Make sure all family members know where it is situated so they can shut off water access in an instant if necessary.
Water leaks are one of the most prevalent plumbing emergencies and can quickly lead to costly damage if left unchecked. If you notice sudden increases in your water bill, damp patches on walls and floors, musty smells or other telltale signs that a leak may exist, call us immediately so we can send out one of our plumbers to investigate and repair it quickly.
Leaks may also be caused by high water pressure, which puts strain on pipes and fittings. Therefore, it’s wise to have your water pressure regularly checked – you can do so yourself by switching off all water-using appliances, then checking your meter’s dials – any movement means there may be a leak somewhere between your meter and stop tap.
If there is a water leak in your home, shutting off the main shut-off valve can help stop its flow and minimize damages until a plumber can arrive and address them.
Gas leaks are an ongoing threat that should never be ignored, as they could lead to an explosion and ultimately take down your entire house. If you detect a gas leak, immediately turn off all gas appliances, evacuate the area immediately, open windows if possible to release the smell, and contact local authorities or your gas provider immediately – otherwise immediate evacuation may not be an option!
If your home features a gas line, one way of detecting leakage could be the strong odor of mercaptans added to natural gas. You could also check for discolored grass or plants as gas escaping can reduce oxygen availability for plants which ultimately causes them to die off.
Some problems can be addressed quickly with emergency plumber dallas service, like burst pipes or gas leaks; it is imperative that you find one as soon as possible.
Clogged drains are another frequent plumbing emergency that can quickly escalate. They’re typically caused by hair, soap scum, grease build-up and other items clogging the pipes – when these build up for too long they cause back ups of water that cause extensive property damage to occur.
When your drain becomes completely blocked, it may be time to call emergency plumber Dallas; but in many cases the issue can be addressed without professional intervention. You could try plunging or using chemicals like Bio-Clean to clear away debris clogging up your pipe system – these all-natural products introduce good bacteria that consume any debris that builds up and leave your pipes fresh and clear!
If the problem lies within your main sewer line, it should be treated as an immediate emergency and addressed as quickly as possible to avoid wastewater and sewage entering your home, potentially leading to health risks for both yourself and your family.