It’s 2:37 am, and you awaken to the unlikely sound of running water. Alarmed, you hurry through the house looking for the source of the worrisome noise. As you enter a hallway, you feel frigid water splash onto your feet. Looking down, you realize the floor is covered in water coming from the bathroom! You discover a badly leaking toilet, so you immediately shut off the water supply valve to the toilet. But that only slows the leak rather than stopping it.
What do you do?
Sometimes, in the course of every-day life, plumbing emergencies happen. Occasionally, you can apply a “quick fix” that may allow you wait until business hours to seek assistance from your plumbing service. But many times, your issue needs immediate attention, requiring Fite Plumbing’s Emergency Plumbing Response, available to customers 24 hours and day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including on weekends, holidays, and even in the middle of the night!
But how do you know if something qualifies as a true plumbing emergency? Here are some guidelines to help you decide when to call for after-hours emergency plumbing assistance.
First and foremost, a gas leak is always an emergency. If you smell gas in your home, call for assistance right away, as your personal health and safety – and that of everyone in the household – could be in jeopardy!
Also, anytime you have significant flooding, call for emergency plumbing response immediately. Trying to “quick fix” until business hours in a flood situation can cause more damage to your home, belongings, and plumbing system. Burst pipes and frozen pipes (that can cause bursting) often lead to flooding, so these are plumbing needs that require immediate attention as well.
Other common plumbing emergencies include water leaks, backflow or damaged water heaters. Each home’s situation is different, but keep in mind potential damage to your home when determining if your plumbing issue is a true emergency. But if you decide that it is, call Fite Plumbing right away and let us provide you with quality emergency service when you really need it!