In general, you never want to leave a plumbing issue unsolved for long because the problem can only worsen. While not all problems need to be fixed immediately, you may occasionally have a plumbing issue that requires emergency plumbing outside of your plumber’s regular business hours. Here are some common plumbing emergencies:
- Large Water Leak – Often, a water leak will be small enough that you can place a bucket underneath it for the night. However, if the leak is so large that a bucket won’t contain all the water, you should call an emergency plumbing service.
- Gas Leak – If your gas line is leaking, this needs to be addressed immediately. Gas leaks are extremely dangerous because inhaling the gas can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas can also cause a fire or explosion. If you notice a natural gas smell, everyone in the building should evacuate at once. Afterward, you should call the gas company and then your plumber for emergency repair.
- Sewer Backup – If there’s a rotten egg odor in the building, your sewer line may be clogged. You’ll likely want to remedy this issue as soon as you can or else you’ll have to tolerate the awful stench for who knows how long.
- Deteriorating Water Heater – One sign that your water heater is on its last legs is that the running water in the building is brown. This means part of the water heater is rusting. You’ll want to call for emergency plumbing, so you can have clear drinking water again.
If you need emergency plumbing, contact us anytime at East Atlantic Plumbing LLC. You can rely on our 24-hour plumbing service as well as our 35+ years of experience and exceptional customer service.