Plumbing repairs will often be high on your list of issues to fix when you have the budget. But what brings a plumbing repair from a priority to an urgent fix? Here are some signs that your plumbing repair is extremely important.
When There's a Leak
The first urgent problem with a plumbing system is leaks. They can release a lot of water into your home in a short amount of time, doing water damage and racking up a tab on your water bill. It's worth calling a plumber out on the same day to shut off water and fix the issue before it gets out of control.
You may notice a leak in may ways. Sometimes, it's obvious if you can see the leak. But if you hear water running continuously in one of your crawl spaces, that could also be a leak. It's especially likely if the plumbing fixtures in the area of the potential leak are behaving strangely. Another way that you can tell when there's a water leak is if your water meter's readings are much higher than normal.
When It's Connected to a Septic System
Plumbing problems present an additional risk when they are connected to a septic system. If your faulty plumbing is flushing excessive amounts of water into your septic system, that could cause the septic tank to overflow. Then you would have not only a plumbing issue on your hands, but also an expensive septic tank cleanup and repair. That makes these types of plumbing problems urgent.
But not so fast: you'll want to make sure that your problem is actually related to plumbing and not to your septic tank. The two can sometimes look similar. A plumbing problem is more localized to the area of a faulty plumbing fixture or a broken pipe. But a septic tank backup would cause many or all of the plumbing fixtures in your home to act up.
When You're Exposed to Sewage
Sometimes a plumbing backup problem leads you being exposed to sewage in your home. An overflowing toilet is a hazard to your health because of the potential pathogens that you can come in contact with. In addition to being a gross problem that you'd probably like to go away quickly, you can certainly consider this a plumbing emergency. When any of these problems emerge, look for an emergency plumber who can make same-day visits to your home, hopefully within the next hour.Share
28 February 2017
Hi and thanks for visiting my website. My name is Bob. I am 32 years old and single. And like many of you, I am barely making ends meet on my own. That's why I decided to create this website. I've run into a few plumbing problems in my home, and in order to save money, I found some remedies that I could do myself, rather than calling a plumber. I decided to share these secrets with you, as well as tell you when a plumber is absolutely needed. I hope my website helps all of you do-it-yourselfers when it comes to fixing your plumbing.