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When to Call an Emergency Plumber

plumber-smiling-at-workWhile it’s tricky to predict exactly when you’re going to need plumbing repairs, determining when a problem requires a call to an emergency plumber in Lynnfield, MA may feel even more difficult.

We don’t want you to have to hesitate. To help, we’ve provided a few cases when you’ll want to call an emergency plumber to mitigate any damage to your home and prevent your plumbing issues from disrupting your household.

Your Floor Has Hot Spots

Hot spots on your floor can indicate a slab leak. A slab leak occurs when your plumbing system leaks or one of your pipes cracks, allowing water to run underneath your home’s slab.

The water will erode the soil under your home’s foundation and will chip away at the foundation itself. This puts added strain on your slab which leads to cracks. A slab leak that is left long enough can compromise the foundation of your home which can be extremely expensive and laborious to repair.

You Notice Serious Signs of a Leak

Walls with damp areas, discolored spots, or peeling paint or wallpaper are signs that you have a pipe leaking behind your drywall. A leaking pipe can lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage if not promptly fixed. Almost any pipe leak can create the risk of damage to your home’s slab over time. Beyond this, a leaking pipe can and will create the risk of mold and mildew growth.

 

Your Toilet is Overflowing

When you flush your toilet, the last thing you want to see is water filling up and pouring out of your toilet bowl. Sometimes, you can fix an overflowing toilet on your own by turning off the water supply and plunging the toilet.

However, if the clog refuses to budge, you’ll need to call an emergency plumber to clear the clog. Otherwise, you’ll have an unusable bathroom with the potential to flood. What’s more, an overflowing toilet can lead to health hazards in your home so make sure to clear that drain line with our help ASAP.

Your Kitchen Sink is Completely Clogged

If your kitchen sink is completely clogged and not draining at all, you can first try to fix the issue by plunging your sink. Should the sink continue to refuse to drain, you need to call an emergency plumber to eliminate the clog.

A sink that’s slowly draining isn’t necessarily an emergency, but you should schedule an appointment with a professional plumber to have it checked out. They should be able to clear away the debris that is slowly building up in the drain, helping to prevent a full clog.

Avoid using a drain clearing product to fix your clogged sink. Many times, these products don’t work and you’re left with standing water that’s filled with dangerous chemicals. What’s more, those chemicals can eat away at the drain pipe that you’re trying to help!

Dealing with a plumbing emergency? Contact Cooling Unlimited, Inc. to have your plumbing services taken care of quickly and correctly.

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