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What Counts as a Plumbing Emergency?

You can’t predict when a plumbing emergency might pop up. That’s what makes it an emergency. But it is possible to watch for signs that you have plumbing issues and stay ahead of emergencies. Of course, it’s always possible that surprises will pop up. After all, a majority of your home’s plumbing isn’t visible because it’s inside your walls, ceilings, and in the foundation of your home.

And plumbing emergencies never happen at a convenient time. You may come home to find a leak that is out of control, or go to turn on your water and find out that it’s not working. If you need assistance with your plumbing in Salt Lake City, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can read on to learn the difference between a plumbing emergency and a less serious plumbing problem. 

Plumbing Emergencies

If you have a true plumbing emergency, it will be very obvious. There may be a leak that is causing extensive damage that you are unable to stop. Or maybe sewage is backing up into your home through drains. These are problems that you cannot ignore and wait for service another day. In fact, you could say that you needed plumbing services yesterday in these cases. Waiting until tomorrow is just not an option. If there is not a short-term solution for your plumbing problem, then it is considered an emergency. 

Plumbing Non-Emergencies

Plumbing problems are not an emergency if service can wait. For example, you may have a faucet that drips, but isn’t causing any damage to your home. Or you may have a pipe leaking that you can put a bucket under. You definitely don’t want to ignore these problems, but they don’t need service right this second. You can call our team and have us come out at a time that’s convenient for you.

Plumbing Services During an Emergency

When you do have a plumbing emergency, you want to get service as soon as possible. Keep in mind that emergency plumbing services often cost more than standard plumbing services because your appointment is being expedited. If your plumbing problem is not a true emergency, you may want to wait and schedule a more standard plumbing appointment.

If you’re not sure whether your plumbing problem is an emergency or not, you can give our team a call. After you explain what’s going on, we can offer temporary solutions or schedule you for immediate plumbing service. Ideally, you want to give us a call before a plumbing emergency ever happens.

Our team does offer services like drain cleaning and plumbing inspections. Scheduling a service like this once per year is a great way to prevent plumbing emergencies. Our team has an expert eye and can identify signs of problems that you might otherwise miss. If we see anything concerning, we can make recommendations for fixing or replacing parts that may be problematic. 

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