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You rely on the plumbing system in your Newark, IL home multiple times a day; therefore, when something isn’t working correctly, simple daily tasks can be challenging, making your life very inconvenient.
Although all plumbing problems can be frustrating, some issues can wait unit a plumber has an opening in their schedule. However, some plumbing problems are serious and cannot wait, and you will need to call an emergency plumber to have the issue resolved right away.
It can be challenging to know if your plumbing issue can wait or if it should be repaired immediately. If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following problems, you should call an emergency plumber right away.
A leaking pipe is an emergent issue because the leaking water can cause water damage and mold growth. In addition, the leaking water can cause a significant increase in your water bills.
Leaks under the sink are easy to detect because you will see standing water when opening the kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity. Hidden leaks can be more challenging to detect, and you should know what to look for.
For example, if a pipe is leaking behind a wall in your home, it will often leave water spots on the wall or ceiling. Leaks under the house can be even more challenging to detect. The most common signs of a leak under the home include a warm basement floor and puddles in the yard, even though it hasn’t rained. In severe cases, a leak under the house can cause damage to your home’s foundation, which is a serious and expensive problem.
When you call an emergency plumber, they will find the source of the leak. If they don’t see any standing water, the plumber can use drain cameras and acoustic leak detection equipment to find the leak’s location so that the necessary repair can be made.
#2 You Have No Running Water
A lack of water is an emergent situation because you need running water for many daily tasks; therefore, you may need to call an emergency plumber. Before you make the call, check your records to ensure your water bills have been paid and your service wasn’t shut off. Next, ask a neighbor if they have water or check the water company’s website to ensure there isn’t a widespread water outage.
A few reasons can cause a lack of water in your Newark, IL home, and you will need an emergency plumber to find the cause.
- An issue with the water main
- A problem with the main shut-off valve
- Clogged pipes
- A significant leak in the pipes
- Aged or corroded pipes
The sooner you call a plumber, the sooner you will have running water.
#3 Water Heater Issues
Hot water is essential to your daily life; therefore, if the water heater in your home isn’t working, you should call a plumber. Issues with the water temperature can make it impossible to take a hot shower, cook, and clean. In addition, your hot water-based appliances rely on hot water to function at peak performance.
Other water heater problems are also emergent, including:
- Discolored hot water
- Moisture or water pooling around the unit
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Strange sounds coming from the unit
An emergency plumber can repair the problem, so your water heater starts functioning correctly again.
#4 Clogged Drain
Small drain clogs can cause the water to drain slowly, but it isn’t an emergency. As long as the water goes down the drain, you can wait until a plumber has an opening in their schedule.
If the drain is clogged entirely and the water can’t drain, you won’t be able to use the sink or tub until the clog is removed; therefore, you will need to hire a plumber right away.
The plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location, helping them remove the entire clog.
#5 Clogged Toilet
Toilet clogs occur when too much toilet paper and waste are flushed. Clogs can also occur if something was flushed that shouldn’t have been and is clogging the drainpipe. If you have more than one bathroom in your home, a clogged toilet isn’t an emergent situation because there are other toilets your family can use. If you have just one bathroom in your home and the toilet is clogged, you may need to call an emergency plumber.
In many cases, a toilet clog can be removed with a plunger. If the plunger does not affect the clog, it could be too large, solid, or located too far down the drainpipe for the plunger to have an effect.
A plumber can remove the entire clog from the toilet, and you can start using it again.
#6 Frozen Pipes
Newark, IL winters are very cold, putting your pipes at risk for freezing. If the temperature drops below 20 degrees for a few hours, your pipes are at significant risk.
When the pipes freeze, the water in the pipes will freeze as well, expanding in the pipes, causing them to burst. This is a very serious problem because burst pipes can flood your home.
If you try to turn on the water on a freezing day and nothing comes out, the pipes are likely frozen.
A plumber can thaw the pipes quickly and safely, preventing a disaster from occurring.
Why Choose Just In Time?
If you have an emergent plumbing issue and need to hire an emergency plumber, call Just In Time. We are a full-service plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, and remodeling company, serving customers in the area since 2010. Because we provide so many different services, we are a one-stop-shop for home repairs.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, licensed, insured, and are qualified to handle all necessary repairs.
If you have an emergency with your plumbing system, we always have an emergency plumber on call. Most plumbing companies have a machine or an answering service to take our after-hours calls. We are different than most companies and have a live person to take your calls 214 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment with a plumber or any other service we provide, give us a call or book online.