Top Reasons Home Owners Need Emergency Plumbing Services
One of the biggest mistakes home owners make is trying to make a repair or correct a problem with their plumbing instead of calling a professional. They might want to save money or the problem may occur at night or on weekends when they assume no one is available to help. At Lemarg, we make our emergency plumbing services available 24/7 so we are here whenever you need us. When a toilet starts leaking on Friday night, don’t wait until Monday morning to call to find out your options.
Although the home owner is only likely to see the end result of a water problem, the cause often starts with the pipes that run into their home. Once water starts to back up in the shower, the pipes carrying water out of the home may have already become significantly clogged. When the problem becomes sever, the pipes may break. Some of the most common problems with plumbing occur from clogs, breaks, and leaks.
Plumbers are often called for emergency plumbing services after the home owner has poured grease down the drain. Grease that is liquid while hot turns into a solid as it cools. All types of grease are sticky and adhere to food particles that may get poured down the drain by mistake. The end result is a clog that can occur anywhere between the kitchen and the area where the pipe empties.
When residents of a home are leaving on vacation or they have placed their house for sale, they may greatly reduce the temperature of the furnace because the house is empty. Many home owners have returned from vacation only to find that their pipes have frozen and busted in their absence. For two-story homes, this often means a flooded first floor. Keeping the thermostat above freezing at all times will prevent you from needing the emergency services to clean up and repair the mess.
There are a number of things that can compromise the pipes running in and out of your home including:
- Old or Inferior Pipes
– Pipes tend to be something that are installed at the time a home is built and not thought about again until a problem develops. If pipes are old, they are at a much greater risk of breaking. Kitec plumbing that was made until 2007 which has proven to be corrosive at an excessive rate. Homes built or which had replacement plumbing installed from the late nineties until the mid-2000s may have faulty pipes that have deteriorated.
- Tree Roots
– When you planted that little sapling years ago, it may have seemed like the perfect spot. Now, the root system has extended many feet into your yard and found its way into your water pipes.
- Harsh winters
– Canada is known for severe winters and warm summers. When temperatures change drastically, it increases the stress on water mains and the lines delivering water to your home.
Taking some precautions to prevent pipe problems and calling us for emergency plumbing services at the first sign of trouble can save you a lot of worry and expense. Give us a call any time at 1-855-753-6274.