Emergency Plumbing in North Austin, TX
Whether pipes have burst or a water heater has failed, a quick call to a plumber can prevent the problem from escalating and prevent property damage. Not sure if it is an emergency? When in doubt, make the call. Peace of mind and perhaps preventing a larger problem from developing is worth the price of a plumbing visit.
North Austin Plumbing can help you with any emergency. We often take it for granted that our toilets will flush, our showers will be hot, and our sinks will drain. Since we never know when problems may arise, it is important to have a plan of action.
6 Reasons to Call a Plumber
1. If you see puddling water, call a plumber. Look to see, if you can see the source. If the leak is from the ceiling, floor boards or wall, do not start tearing into the possible source. The source could be a simple leak that is seeping through, which would only require a simple fix, with no damage to your home.
2. The smell of gas requires immediate assistance. Do not try to find the source, unless you have a gas stove. Unless the problem was your gas stove, turn off the gas valve to the house and leave immediately.
3. Loss of hot water. Although not everyone would consider cold water an emergency, taking care of your water heater as quickly as possible could mean a repair rather than a replacement.
4. Brackish or smelly water comes out of the drain in your bathtub, shower, or toilet or a gurgle coming from your toilet between flushings. This is the sign of a clog in the pipes leading to the sewer. Call a plumber immediately to prevent further unpleasantness and damage.
5. The sound of running water under the house in the crawl space or in the wall. This can be the sign of a broken pipe in the main pipes that bring water into your home.
6. After wind or winter storms, be sure and check for damaged pipes or signs of underground leakage that could indicate broken pipes from freezing. Also, check the walls near the outside faucets to make sure that no pipes have broken inside the walls. One customer noticed that when she walked on her flooring small drops of moisture appeared in the cracks. Turns out the outside faucet had burst and begun dripping water down the wall and leaking under the flooring. Since the flooring forced the water to spread out, the entire bathroom was flooded, but the only signs of flooding were the small drops of water.