When To Call The Emergency Plumber
JMS Re-Pipe Santa Monica
Plumber, Commercial Plumbing, Residential Plumbing
Plumbing emergencies can happen in the home or business at any time. In the case of our family it is usually right before a holiday or special event. Typical emergencies can be frozen or broken pipes, sewer backups and leaking gas.
While properly maintained plumbing will greatly lessen the chances of disaster striking, it is important you have the name and number of an emergency 24/7 plumber such as JMS Express Plumbing to help you during an emergency.
Causes Of Plumbing Emergencies And What To Do When They Occur
1. Gas Leak - One of the most obvious needs for an emergency plumbing service is a gas leak. The smell of gas is often the first indication that something is badly wrong. It is very important that an emergency plumber is called out immediately to deal with it as the leak could result in an explosion, death, injury or serious damage to property. The first thing to do when faced with leaking gas in the home is to switch off the main valve, and the second will be to ring the emergency plumbing service.
2. Heating Breakdown - A breakdown in heating during the depths of winter is also a plumbing emergency. This is particularly so if there are young children in the home, someone who is elderly or ill, or has failing health. Before putting in a call for an emergency plumber, however, it is first worth checking if the problem can be easily resolved. The thermostat should be checked to see if it has been turned down or switched off. The burner switch should also be checked to see if it has been switched off.
3. Clogged Sewer Lines – The average homeowner probably knows that sewer lines help transport waste water from the home to underground sewer mains. Beyond that, most homeowners give little thought to their sewer lines until they have some type of clog.
A sewer line clog could lead to a raw sewage backup coming out of the drains, which could lead to significant damage to the home and an expensive sewer line repair or replacement.
Tree roots are the primary cause of a clogged sewer line, especially in an older home. In newer homes, common sources of clogging include feminine hygiene products, paper towels and even certain types of thicker toilet paper.
JMS Express Plumbing recommends periodic sewer line inspections to avoid having a sewage related emergency.
3. Burst Pipes
There are some emergencies where you should take steps before seeking emergency assistance. If you have a burst pipes then you should first shut off the main water valve before calling out an emergency plumbing service.
If you don’t know where any of the emergency shut off valves are contact your plumber. Have them come to your home for an inspection and have them tag the valves and explain which ones to shut off first in an emergency.
Contact JMS Express Plumbing
Plumbing emergencies are our specialty. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services for the greater Los Angeles & Ventura county areas. No task is too big or too small—we will tackle any plumbing installation or repair tasks with customer satisfaction in mind.
Our objective is not only to take care of you during emergencies but also to be your plumber for a lifetime, not just for one call. Here at JMS Express Plumbing, we pride ourselves in being knowledgeable, reliable, and fast. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded and we look forward to serving you.
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