The Top 3 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

by | Dec 6, 2021

The Top 3 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies 

Of all the repairs that homeowners attempt on their own, plumbing is the most popular. In fact, we receive calls daily from customers looking for help with failed DIY plumbing repairs that turned out to be more complicated than anticipated.  Whatever the situation, plumbing emergencies are never convenient. They can also occur for many reasons, some of which aren’t always obvious. That’s why it’s always best to call a plumber. The following is a quick look at three of the most frequent plumbing emergencies and what they usually entail.

1. Clogged Toilets and Sinks and Tubs, Oh My!

Whether they’re transporting water or waste, clogged pipes are a major headache. Water that hits a full or partial obstruction will reroute itself, causing backups, flooding, delayed drainage, and low water pressure.

Some issues are minor annoyances, while others cause substantial damage and financial losses. Finding and removing a drain clog may appear straightforward, but it can be complicated depending on where the clog is, what it contains, and what must be done to access and remove it. If you attempt to remove the clog yourself with an off-the-shelf drain cleaner, you risk making the problem worse (yes, worse!). 

It’s best to call a professional plumber who can diagnose the clog properly and use safe chemicals or equipment to remove it.

2. Hot Water Failure

Is your water heater not heating properly? Does it take an abnormally long time? If you have a tankless water heater, the lag could be due to heavy use.  Allow your water heater to reheat for a few hours if this is the case. If, however, you still do not have hot water after attempting this technique, it’s time to give us a call as the issue may be elsewhere.

If you have a tank water heater, the issue may be related to its size. Smaller water heaters do not hold as much hot water as larger ones. There are numerous hot water tanks available, and selecting the correct size can be challenging at times. If you live with more than five people, begin by ensuring that you have the appropriate size hot water tank or tankless water heater.

3. Pipe Bursts and Late-night Pipe Leaks

Water leaks can cause severe damage to your home and promote unhealthy mold. Because most of the plumbing in your home is hidden, you may not always notice a leak. Corrosion, faulty pipe joints, excessive water pressure, broken seals, and even invading tree roots are all common causes of significant residential water leaks.

I Need the Plumber & Air Conditioning is your Go-to Emergency Plumbing Service

With over two decades of plumbing repair and maintenance service under our tool belt, we’ve addressed every type of emergency plumbing predicament imaginable. Rest assured you’re in the absolute best hands.

When you need an emergency plumber who can provide prompt, dependable service in Port St. Lucie, FL, contact I Need the Plumber & Air Conditioning. We are your 24-hour emergency plumbing service provider. Call us at (772) 337-3222 to schedule your appointment.