How to Know If You Need an Emergency Plumber

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Nobody wants to encounter a plumbing emergency, but it’s best to be prepared for it if it happens. Major leaks or breaks can pose a risk to you and your family’s health as well as the stability of your home.

How to Know If You Need an Emergency Plumber

Here are a few signs that you need an emergency plumber:

  • A Pipe Has Burst or Is Leaking. This can cause major water damage to your home and belongings. It can also lead to mould and mildew growth, which can cause major problems. Leaking water is also a fire hazard, should it reach any electrical items.
  • Sewage Has Backed Up in Your Home or Yard. If sewage is backing up through your toilets and sinks or into your yard, you need an emergency plumber. This is caused when there is a blockage in the pipes. Besides the mess and damage this causes, this is also a risk to your health.
  • You Have No Hot Water. This is a definite problem that will need to be solved by an emergency plumber. If your water heater has failed, there can be a risk to your health and safety.
  • You Have a Gas Leak. After reporting the leak to your gas provider, you will need an emergency plumber for this repair. Gas leaks are a risk to your family’s health and safety, and it will require everyone to evacuate your home to not risk headaches, irritated eyes or skin, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. A gas leak will smell like rotten eggs or sulfur. You may also hear a hissing sound.

No one wants to be in a position where they need an emergency plumber, but if you ever are, call us at Anytime Plumbing & Solutions.