What Would be Considered an Emergency Plumbing Service?

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Emergencies happen. That’s what Liberty is here for! However, you may be wondering what constitutes an emergency plumbing situation, and what types of situations can wait. If something is an emergency and you wait too long to get it repaired, not only is it inconvenient for you, but it can result in larger and costlier repairs down the line.

Toilet Overflowing

There are many reasons your toilet may be overflowing- you may have flushed something down the toilet that shouldn’t have been flushed, there may be an issue inside the toilet tank, or there may be a larger overall plumbing issue. However, if it’s overflowing and you can’t get it to stop, it’s certainly considered a plumbing emergency.

Immediately turn off your toilet’s water supply and contact an emergency plumber.

Burst Pipe

In the winter, if the water in your pipes freezes and then melts back into water once temperatures warm up, the pressure from the water can cause the pipe to burst. This is one of the most urgent plumbing emergencies, as the gallons of water released from the pipe can cause severe damage to your home. You should immediately shut off your main water supply and call a plumber.

Failed Sump Pump

Sump pumps are vital in keeping your basement from flooding, especially if you live in an area with a lot of rainfall. If you notice flooding in your crawlspace or basement, wet spots on your wall, or weird, loud noises coming from your sump pump, it’s most likely failing and needs a repair or replacement. To ensure it gets fixed before more water can accumulate and cause damage, you should contact an emergency plumber as soon as possible. 

Broken Water Heater

While your water heater not effectively heating up your water is a problem we can solve, it doesn’t typically constitute an emergency. However, if you notice bubbling or dripping from the main tank, consistent and strange gurgling or clanking noises, or water that has an odd color or smell, your water heater should be checked out by a professional as soon as possible. There may be a water leak, unhealthy mineral deposits in your tank, or an issue with the water supply.

Contact Us Today

If you have a plumbing emergency, you can count on the experts at Liberty Plumbing to take care of it. With 24/7 emergency service and no extra costs or overtime charges, the choice is clear. For plumbing repairs in Covington or surrounding areas, call Liberty Plumbing.