Any time you are experiencing a plumbing problem, you may wonder when you should call for emergency plumbing services. Should you try to resolve the plumbing concern on your own, wait to see if it gets better, or call for a plumber right away?
Luckily, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if your plumbing problem requires emergency plumbing services.
- Is the problem causing immediate threats to me or my home? If you have water spraying onto the floor or another major problem, this is definitely a plumbing emergency! You’ll want to call for emergency plumbing services sooner rather than later if the issue poses an immediate threat to you or your living spaces.
- Is the issue sudden or ongoing? Determining whether your plumbing concern is sudden or ongoing is another way to decide whether you need emergency plumbing services. For example, if you have a slow drain with a partial clog, you can probably schedule a routine plumbing appointment. If you have something happen suddenly, like a faucet that breaks or pipes that burst, you will likely want to call for emergency plumbing services.
- Can I apply a temporary fix? One last question you may be able to ask before calling for emergency plumbing services is whether you can apply a temporary fix to resolve the issue until a plumber can arrive. For example, can you shut off the water to the toilet that is broken while continuing to use the rest of your plumbing? If you can buy yourself time, you can probably avoid emergency plumbing services and opt for a standard appointment time.
At Anytime Plumbing & Solutions, we know that a plumbing problem can feel overwhelming. The good news is that we offer 24-hour plumbing services to meet your needs. Call us today whether you need routine or emergency plumbing repairs.