6 Issues That Require The Assistance Of An Emergency Plumber | Pompano Beach, FL

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Unfortunately, the plumbing system in your Pompano Beach, FL home is not invincible. If it hasn’t happened already, there will come a point where your plumbing system starts acting up. Some plumbing issues are minor and can wait until a plumber has an opening to make the repair. However, certain problems are more serious and would require a call to an emergency plumber.

If you aren’t sure the issue is an emergency, it is relatively simple to distinguish between an emergency and a non-emergency. If the problem is putting your home at risk for a flood or if the issue makes it impossible to get things done.

If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call a plumber

#1 Clogged Toilet

Clogged toilets are relatively common. In many cases, the clog can be removed with a plunger. If the plunger isn’t working, the clog is likely too large or too far down for the plunger to be effective. You cannot use a toilet that is clogged; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber.

You won’t be able to use the toilet until the clog is removed. If you have only one toilet in your home, a clog is a serious problem because you cannot use the bathroom until you call a plumber.

A plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location and to determine the size. This will help the plumber decide the best way to reach the clog so it can be removed.

#2 Completely Clogged Drain

Slow drains are annoying; however, you can still use the sink or tub if the water drains slowly. If the water drains slowly, you can wait a day or two for a plumber to have an opening in their schedule.

You may be tempted to use a liquid drain cleaner to save money, but it won’t work. If the drain is completely clogged, the liquid drain cleaner won’t reach the clog, rendering the drain cleaner useless. If the drain is completely blocked, you should call an emergency plumber because you cannot use a sink or tub that is clogged completely.

A plumber can use one of a few different methods to remove the entire clog. The method they choose depends on the information they receive after a drain camera inspection.

When the clog is removed, you can start using the sink and tub again.

#3 Burst Pipes

If a pipe in your home will cause a large amount of water to come rushing from the part of the pipe that has burst. Because a burst pipe can quickly flood your home, you should turn off the main water supply and call a plumber.

Frozen pipes are the most common cause of burst pipes; however, because Pompano Beach, FL is so warm, your pipes shouldn’t freeze. 

If your pipes have burst, it is likely due to old pipes. Clogs can also cause burst pipes. Large clogs that remain in the pipes for too long, the clog can wear the pipes down, resulting in a burst pipe.

An emergency plumber can repair the pipe that has burst and then turn the water main back on. You should call a plumber right away because a burst pipe can cause extensive damage to your home, and you cannot use the water when the pipes have burst.

#4 No Hot Water

You need hot water to shower and for many daily tasks. A lack of hot water is inconvenient and can bring life in your home to a screeching halt; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber immediately.

A lack of hot water is often due to a faulty water heater. If the heating mechanism fails, you won’t have hot water. The same is true if sludge has built up in the water tank or the dip tube is broken.

It will take the knowledge and experience of a licensed plumber to find the source of the problem so it can be fixed. If the plumber determines the issue cannot be repaired, you will need a plumber to replace your existing water heater.

#5 Broken Water Line

The water line delivers water from the primary source, either the city water supply or a well, directly to your home. If the water line breaks, it can cause reduced water pressure. It can also cause the water to sputter. Water pooling or soggy patches in the year are also signs of a break in the water line.

A broken water line would require the assistance of a licensed plumber. Ignoring the problem will allow water to continue leaking before it reaches your home, which will result in high water bills. In addition, the water will continue flooding your yard, which can cause lasting damage and can even damage your home’s foundation. You can prevent these issues by calling an emergency plumber immediately.

#6 Sewage Backup

A sewage backup is a very messy and smelly problem. It will also require the immediate assistance of a plumber.

Sewage is waste, which can be hazardous to your family’s health. When the sewer line backs up, the sewage can back up into your sinks, tubs, and washing machine. In addition, the smell of the waste can fill your home.

An emergency plumber can figure out why the sewage is backing up to make the necessary repairs.

Why Choose Mainline Plumbing?

If you have a plumbing issue in your Pompano Beach, FL home and need an emergency plumber, call Mainline Plumbing. We have been serving customers in South Florida for almost a decade. Over the years, our team has handled simple jobs and some of the most complex plumbing repairs in the industry. This can give you peace of mind that we can handle your plumbing emergency.

We are a full-service plumbing company and offer a variety of services, including:

  • Clog removal
  • Drain cleaning
  • Water leak detection
  • Water heater installation, maintenance, and repair
  • Repiping service
  • Gas repiping service
  • 24-hour emergency services

When you call us, we will offer a free in-person consultation. After the consultation, we will let you know what needs to be done and the cost. We will also put this in writing. When it comes time to pay for the plumbing service, you don’t need to worry about being unpleasantly surprised when you get the bill.

To schedule an appointment with an emergency plumber or any other plumbing service we provide, give us a call today.

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