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Properly Maintained Plumbing Will Help Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

Emergencies can happen in the home and one of the most damaging is a plumbing emergency. Typical emergencies can be frozen or broken pipes, sewer backups and leaking gas. While properly maintained plumbing will greatly lessen the chances of disaster striking, it is important you have the name of an emergency plumber or emergency plumbing service should the worst happen.What You Need To Know About Emergency Plumbing

Is It Necessary To Call Out The Emergency Plumber?

It is always worth having some plumbing supplies on hand should something go wrong with your system, as you may be able to fix it yourself. Even if you do have problems with your plumbing, and you cannot deal with it, you may be able to get by without having to use a 24-hour emergency plumbing service.

If, for example, you have a problem with a wash basin, the kitchen sink can be used for washing. While you will need to call out a plumber to have the problem with the wash basin dealt with, you will be spared the cost of having to use a potentially much more expensive emergency plumber working on a round-the-clock call out.

Causes Of Plumbing Emergencies And What To Do When They Occur

1. Gas Leak

There may be times when it is absolutely necessary to call out an emergency plumbing service. One of the most obvious needs for an emergency plumbing service is a gas leak. The smell of gas is often the first indication that something is badly wrong. It is very important that an emergency plumber is called out immediately to deal with it as the leak could result in an explosion, death, injury or serious damage to property. The first thing to do when faced with leaking gas in the home is to switch off the main valve, and the second will be to ring the emergency plumbing service.

2. Breakdown In Heating

A breakdown in heating during the depths of winter is also a plumbing emergency. This is particularly so if there are young children in the home, someone who is elderly or ill, or has failing health. Before putting in a call for an emergency plumber, however, it is first worth checking if the problem can be easily resolved. The thermostat should be checked to see if it has been turned down or switched off. The burner switch should also be checked to see if it has been switched off.

The heating might not be working because the circuit breaker has tripped and if it is reset the heating should come back on. If you burn oil, check to see if your oil tank is empty. If, having made all these checks, there is nothing to indicate why the heating is not working, then it is time to make contact with the emergency plumber.

3. Burst Pipes

There are some emergencies where you should take steps before seeking emergency assistance. If you have a burst pipes then you should first shut off the main water valve before calling out an emergency plumbing service. If you don’t know where any of the emergency shut off valves are contact your plumber. Have them come to your home for an inspection and have them tag the valves and explain which ones to shut off first in an emergency.

Contact Horizon Services

With over 20 years of service experience, we have helped thousands of homeowners in the Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Northeastern Maryland areas with their plumbing needs. Our team of plumbing professionals consists of some of the most experienced and most qualified plumbers working today in the Delaware Valley. These are top-notch plumbing technicians who can accurately diagnose and quickly fix any and all plumbing problems. Plumbing emergencies are our specialty!.


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  1. Anonymous August 29th, 2013 at 7:40 am

    If you have a gas leak – you can call your local gas/electric company (e.g., PECO) and they will come out EMERGENTLY – for free.

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  2. Elsie W. Thompson September 1st, 2013 at 3:55 am

    It is okay to do plumbing services yourself if they are easy ones but there are some plumbing problems that will require a professional to do the job. It could be difficult to look for a plumbing service for emergency cases that’s why it is best to have an idea how to deal with such emergency cases while waiting for the plumber. This is a great source of reference on what we need to know and do.

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  16. Dave Thompson March 27th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    So true that it is always good to have some plumbing supplies for emergencies. You can’t fix everything on your own, so for those situations it is good to have the number of a trusted emergency plumber. It would be bad to have a badly leaking pipe in the middle of the night, and have to spend precious time trying to find a number to call.

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