If you’re dealing with a pipe bursting in the middle of the night, a clogged toilet overflowing just before guests arrive at your home, or any other inconvenient and stressful plumbing emergency, don’t worry. Quick Quality Plumbing is here to help.
Our experienced Orem, UT, plumbers are on call 24/7 to respond to any plumbing emergency you may encounter. We’ll come out to your home or business as soon as possible to assess the damage and repair the problem.
If you’re dealing with a plumbing issue, you may be wondering whether it rises to qualifying as a plumbing emergency or not. The most common plumbing emergencies we see in residential plumbing systems include clogged drains, burst pipes and frozen pipes.
Burst or frozen pipes: Pipes that have burst or frozen are some of the most severe plumbing emergencies we encounter. Until a plumbing expert arrives, your best option is to attempt to stop water from flowing out of the hole in a burst pipe by shutting off the water flow to your home. These issues may require full pipe replacement if the damage is significant enough. If they have not yet split, frozen pipes can sometimes be thawed.
Clogged sink and shower drain: Clogged drains that are simply draining slowly may not warrant an emergency plumbing call, but if drains start to back up and stop water flow, it may be necessary to call on our emergency plumbing response services. The best way to deal with this emergency is to notice the slow drainage before it stops draining completely, calling in a professional at that stage. Once sinks or bathtubs stop draining entirely, you’ll have to simply stop using those faucets until a plumber can get to your house.
Sewer system backups: No one wants to deal with a sewer backup. They typically are marked by water pooling around your basement drain, bad odors coming from drains and clogged drains. There is little you can do to solve a sewer system backup without calling in a professional.
While some plumbing emergencies like burst pipes or frozen pipes can happen no matter how much preventative maintenance you undertake, many plumbing emergencies can be prevented by simple routine plumbing maintenance. Many people put off completing services and repairs for their plumbing systems until a problem arises. This can lead to plumbing emergencies, extensive damage and costly repairs.
Preventative maintenance instead involves servicing your plumbing systems about once a year, helping the system run smoothly and detecting problems early on before they rise to the level of an emergency and create significant damage.