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How to Know if Your Plumbing Problem Is an Emergency

You may think that any plumbing problem that occurs in your home is an emergency. After all, you want your plumbing to work right every time, without any issues. But plumbing problems such as leaks are very common. The trick is knowing when you have a true plumbing emergency and when you have a plumbing problem that can wait.

After all, emergency plumbing services can cost more than standard plumbing services because of the immediacy of the need. If you think you need an emergency plumber in Frisco, TX, give our team a call. You can also keep reading to learn more about five plumbing problems that you should consider an emergency and shouldn’t wait to contact us about for prompt repairs. 

Major Leaks

If you have a water leak that is major, you need to call a plumber right away. Leaks can cause damage to your home, even impacting its structural integrity. Water damage remediation is costly and stressful. Some leaky pipes are a slow drip that you can put a bucket under until the next day. This is not a true emergency. Leaking water that you cannot control in the short term is an emergency. 

Developing Water Stains

If you begin to notice water stains on your ceilings, walls, or floor, that’s a sign that you have a significant leak. The leak has probably been going on for a while since it has had time to leave a stain. You may not be able to determine the extent of the water damage if the leak is out of sight. In this case, you definitely need emergency plumbing services. 

Pipe Damage

This is a greater concern in the winter when pipes can freeze and burst. However, homes are subject to their pipes incurring damage throughout the year. If you notice that you have a damaged pipe, you want to get it addressed right away. If a pipe bursts, it can flood your home and lead to a very expensive repair project. If it’s possible, turn off the water to your home to reduce the chance that a burst pipe does lead to flooding. 

Losing Water Pressure

If you notice a drastic change in your home’s water pressure, you might have a leak that you don’t know about. If water is leaking out somewhere in or around your home, that leaves less water to enter your home through faucets. Don’t write off low water pressure as a problem that you can deal with another day. 

Gas Leaks

If you have any gas lines and gas-powered appliances, a potential gas leak is an emergency that a plumber can address. Plumbers are certified to work on the same pipes that gas runs through because they are similar to water pipes. Signs of a gas leak include hissing and whistling sounds along with unusual odors such as sulfur or the smell of rotten eggs. While gas does not have a smell, many companies add chemicals so that you will be more aware of leaks when they do happen.

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