What constitutes a plumbing emergency? Only the customer can answer that question. The most significant issue is peace of mind. The fact is plumbing problems pop their ugly heads at the most inopportune times, and they never take a day off. You’re coming home from work and BAM!!!! Water is all over the laundry room floor. So what’s the homeowner to do, pay a little extra and call for emergency plumbing services? If the customer doesn’t mind waiting until the next day, they could temporarily shut off the water and call for an appointment the next day. Then there is work, kids and fitting the plumber into your schedule.
A Plumbing Emergency Just Can’t Wait
Realistically some issues can’t wait, such as a broken pipe, slab leak, or any flood-related problems; they’ll need prompt attention. On the other hand, there are smaller issues like a broken garbage disposal, leaky faucets, and in some cases a clogged drain. For some, you can even throw in a broken water heater, if you don’t mind taking a cold shower. But honestly, only you know your level of discomfort. You may also have special circumstances that merit an emergency plumber. One thing, for sure, if you decide to call your plumbing company after hours, the problem will be fixed promptly.
Some Easy Steps Can Save You A Few Bucks
If you decide you want to save a few bucks and your problem can wait until the next business day, then you’ll want to take a few precautions. First, if your plumbing issue is in an isolated to one area such as a bathroom then avoid using it altogether and turn off all the shut-off valves including the toilet. In the case of a faucet, the shut-off valves are under the sink, and the toilet valve is usually behind the toilet on the left side. For a significant plumbing issue, you’ll need to turn off the main shut-off valve to your home. In case of any plumbing emergency, everyone should know where their home shut-off valves located.
In The End, It’s About Peace Of Mind
When faced with any plumbing emergency, your comfort level is paramount. Whether you choose to wait until the next day or call in reinforcements, peace of mind and a good night’s sleep is always best. At Big B’s Plumbing, you’ll find a team of highly skilled plumbers that can coach you over the phone to put your mind to rest license #986152.