How Can an Emergency Plumber Protect Your Home?
A burst pipe or a flooded home is every homeowner’s nightmare. It is also why 24-hour plumbers exist, to help homeowners in an emergency scenario before too much catastrophic damage happens. Instead of waiting until a home-wrecking plumbing emergency happens, here is some helpful information about what a 24-hour plumber does and why one should be called.
What Exactly Is an Emergency Plumber?
While there are true plumbing emergencies (discussed below), there are also less urgent issues that can wait. If the home is experiencing things like slow drains, running toilets, or leaking faucets, do not contact a 24-hour plumber.
These things can wait until the morning, which will also save money in emergency fees. In any case, all plumbers will need to be appropriately licensed and insured to protect both the plumber and the customer.
The Average Wait Time for a 24 Hour Plumber
Unfortunately, there really is no “average” time, as it depends on a lot of different factors. The clock starts with the phone call to the 24-hour plumber. They will briefly take the homeowner’s information and ask a few questions to get a handle on what the emergency is and how quickly they need to respond.
In some cases, a plumber may already have other emergencies that they are dealing with. This will increase response time but, in general, plumbing emergencies get triaged so that the plumbing company can deal with the most emergent first.
It’s important for homeowners to focus on finding a plumbing company near them as well. If a situation like a burst pipe happens, time is of the essence. Having a company located 20 miles away isn’t helpful when the 24-hour plumber is needed right away.
What Is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?
One of the most common questions homeowners have is about the difference between what constitutes a plumbing emergency or the need for plumbing maintenance. Generally speaking, the following are definitely considered appropriate reasons to contact a 24-hour plumber.
- Flooding Risks
- Burst Pipes
- Leaking Sewage Lines
- Gas Leaks
- No Water Flow
- Ruptured Water Heater
These issues are considered emergencies because they can damage your home and also put the safety of your family at risk.
In every case, the 24-hour plumber will come out to evaluate the home and diagnose the exact source of the problem. From there, they will work quickly to address and fix it, restoring the home to its full function.
About Plumb Perfect Plumbing
Plumb Perfect Plumbing is based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Opened in 2015, their staff are reliable and experienced plumbers who perform both residential and commercial services.