What Constitutes an Actual Plumbing Emergency? 3 Examples to Consider

by | Sep 5, 2019 | Plumbing

There are plumbing issues that can wait until standard business hours to resolve. Others need attention right this minute. That’s one of the reasons that the team at Apex Plumbing & Sewer Inc. offer emergency plumbing services to the community. Do you know when it’s okay to wait and when you need to call emergency plumbers Chicago now? Here are some scenarios of emergencies that will provide some food for thought.

Broken Pipes

Whether the broken pipe is the result of freezing weather or some type accident, the outcome is still the same. You now have water that’s escaping from the pipe at an alarming rate. While you do want to shut down the water flow as quickly as possible, that pipe needs attention now. Until it’s repaired, there’s no using the bathroom shower, the kitchen sink, or whatever else is supplied with water from that particular line.

A Flooding Basement

The water heater breaks down and there’s water everywhere. To be more specific, the basement is flooding. The only cut-off valve that involves the water line to the heater is the one that shuts down water to the entire house. You need help immediately, since you can’t do without water and you want to prevent permanent water damage to the basement. Emergency plumbers in Chicago know this scenario well and can take action that has everything back to normal quickly.

A Damaged Exterior Faucet

Even if the damage has to do with an outside spigot, quick help from emergency plumbers in Chicago will come in handy. Fortunately, you do have a valve that allows you to cut off the water to that outdoor faucet. Once that’s done, call for help immediately. Doing so ensures no one will cut the water back on and try to use the spigot until it’s repaired or replaced.

When in doubt, call the team at Apex Plumbing & Sewer Inc. and describe what’s going on. Your description plus answers to a few questions will make it easier to determine if there is an emergency or if a couple of quick actions will make it possible to wait until the next day. Rest assured that whether you have an emergency or not, the team will have things back to normal as quickly as possible. You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.

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