Plumbing emergencies are some of the scariest system malfunctions that you will ever experience. Plumbing emergencies can affect any part of the plumbing system and they can occur at any time of the day, any day of the week. Responsible for some of the most frantic service calls in any household, plumbing emergencies can cause messy inconveniences and extensive and costly damages in a residential or commercial setting. Most plumbers, who offer both residential and commercial services in a professional capacity, advertise emergency plumbing services as part of their service offerings. Typically, emergency plumbing services refer to conditional service calls that are placed to plumbing companies requesting immediate deployment of plumbing technicians to a client’s home or premises to fix an abrupt crisis regardless of the time of day or day of the week — and at no extra cost. There are many types of plumbing crises that can force you to call a DC emergency plumber in the wee hours of the night. Some of the most common include the following.
Leaks can occur in any plumbing appliance or installation including fixtures, water heater systems, pipes, or even the sewer lines. The most common leaks that can cause you to request for emergency plumbing services past midnight on a weekend are pipe leakages. If ignored, leaking pipes can become burst pipes, especially if the water pressure is high. Pipe leaks can be caused by many different incidents including accidental damage when fixing nails into a wall to hang stuff, old age and wear, poor maintenance. To avoid an adrenaline-filled experience following an emergency pipe burst, you should inspect your piping network regularly. Consider both the interior and exterior pipes and check for “sweating” walls and floors for signs of internal pipe leakages. Fix the pipe leakage as soon as possible to avoid water loss and prevent pipe bursts.
Water Heater Problems
Water heaters are sensitive and functional plumbing installations that can turn out to be quite hazardous if handled carelessly and left unmaintained for long. Old water heaters are especially prone to dramatic stalls, leakages, and emergency malfunctions. A malfunctioning water heater can cause you to skip vital business meetings because you cannot take a cold shower in the freezing winter season. Water heaters, particularly gas and electric-fired models, can be quite hazardous if they are denied proper maintenance. They can shock people or even short electric systems if they are neglected and left to “rot” for too long. If you are dealing with such a water heater, do not hesitate to call an emergency plumber as soon as possible.
Drain Cleaning Problems
Clogged drains and sewer backups are some of the most common plumbing problems in a typical American household. Poor garbage disposal habits coupled with a variety of other causes like root pipe damage and grime buildup can cause drains to get clogged intermittently. Simple clogging problems can be resolved quickly using various DIY fixes, such as using a plunger or hot water to flush the blocked drainage pipes. However, serious drain clogs require expert skills and special equipment to fix. If you try the usual DIY unclogging fixes only to discover that the situation is deteriorating instead of improving, call an emergency plumber immediately. You will save yourself a lot of trouble in terms of unforeseen complications, unnecessary inconveniences, and costly repairs by doing so.