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When the plumbing system in your Cleveland, TN, home is functioning correctly, it is the furthest thing from your mind. As long as the water is coming out of the faucets clear and at the desired temperature, you have nothing to worry about. As long as the water is flowing down the drain properly, you don’t think about your plumbing system. If you experience a plumbing issue, it is best to call a professional. The plumbing system in your home is a delicate and intricate system; therefore, repairs should not be a DIY project. Some repairs can be handled when the plumber can fit you into their schedule. However, there are some plumbing issues that cannot wait and should be handled by an emergency plumber as soon as possible.
#1 Clogged Drains
Slow drains can be annoying, but in most cases, you can wait for an appointment. If your drains are entirely clogged, you will need to call an emergency plumber. A clogged sink will make doing dishes, brushing your teeth or washing your hands impossible. Since these are things that you need to do multiple times a day, you will need to call a plumber immediately. If your bathtub drain is clogged, you won’t be able to shower until the clog is removed.
Many homeowners will try liquid drain cleaners to remove clogs. This isn’t always a good option. These products don’t always work, and if the drain is completely clogged, the drain cleaner won’t get into the pipes to remove the clog. Also, these products can be harmful to your plumbing system. An emergency plumber will use a drain snake. They might also use a snake with a camera on the end to figure out what is keeping the water from flowing down the drain. The sooner you call a plumber, the sooner life in your home will go back to normal.
#2 Clogged Toilet
A clogged toilet is a significant problem and would require the assistance of an emergency plumber. If you have just one bathroom in your home, you won’t be able to use the bathroom until the clog has been removed. Because you and your family need to use the bathroom multiple times each day, a clogged toilet is a real plumbing emergency.
#3 No Hot Water
Without hot water, you can’t take a shower, wash your hands and face, do the dishes, and use appliances that require hot water. Because of this, having no hot water is considered a plumbing emergency, and would require an emergency plumber. The issue is likely with your water heater. Because water heaters are complex, you should never try to repair the problem on your own. Not only could you cause more harm than good, but if your water heater is under warranty, DIY repairs will void the warranty. An emergency plumber can make the necessary repairs and get your water heater functioning properly.
#4 Water Around the Water Heater
If you are like most people, the water heater in your Cleveland, TN home, is out of sight. Some people put the water heater in a corner in the basement, and others have it installed in a closet. Since your water heater is out of sight, you may not know that there is a problem. It is a good idea to check your water heater regularly for water and moisture around it. If you notice water pooling around the water heater, you should call an emergency plumber immediately. The problem could be due to a loose or broken hose. This can result in water damage in the home and mold growth. The problem could also be due to the tank itself failing. If this is the problem, it can cause a complete tank failure, causing hundreds of gallons of water to flood your home. Because this is such a serious issue, it is imperative that you call a plumber immediately. A small amount of water can quickly worsen, causing serious damage to the structure of your home and the things inside.
#5 Frozen Pipes
If you try to turn your water on when it is freezing outside, and nothing comes out, you should call an emergency plumber immediately. There is a good chance that your pipes have frozen. Not having running water is an emergency; however, this isn’t what you should be concerned about the most. You should be worried about your pipes bursting. When the water in your pipes freezes, the ice expands. This will push the water toward the closed faucet. This can create a significant amount of pressure, causing the pipes to burst. When this happens, it can cause a flood and considerable damage to your pipes. Because frozen pipes are such a serious issue, you should call an emergency plumber as soon as you suspect that your pipes have frozen.
#6 Broken Water Lines
A broken water line is a plumbing emergency. It is often caused by a tree root or a poorly aimed shovel. When a water line breaks, it will cause water to pool in the yard. It will also cause low water pressure in the home. The longer you wait to call an emergency plumber, the worse the damage in the yard will be.
#7 Rusty Water
If you turn your faucet on and the water comes out brown and rusty, it is a plumbing emergency. Rusty water is dangerous to drink and to bathe in; therefore, you need to call a professional immediately. If the hot and cold water is coming out rusty, it likely means that the pipes are corroding. If just the hot water is coming out rusty, the issue probably lies within your water heater. The sooner you have the problem repaired, the sooner it will be safe to drink the water and bathe in it.
If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, you should call Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air immediately. Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle your plumbing emergency. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.