A burst pipe can release 100 gallons of water in 8 hours thus causing flood damage to the floors, ceilings, adjoining rooms, and structure of the home. Quick action is needed when a pipe bursts. Common culprits of a burst pipe are negligence and corrosion over the years and can be solved with simple home care. If you are in an emergency situation, immediately turn off the main water shut off valve to terminate the water supply. Turn the cold water taps on to quickly drain the trapped steam and water from the pipes. Remove any furniture to minimize damage. Once you have done your damage control, call your 24-hour emergency plumber to solve the problem.
When water freezes, the pipes expand and can crack. First, turn off the main shut off valve. If the pipe has not burst yet, use hot water bottles to gently melt the water (not a naked flame). To prevent frozen pipes during cold winter months, insulate them. In an emergency, Plymouth Plumbing and Heating can help you.
When there’s a leaky pipe, turn off the fixture’s shut off valve and remove any food particles such as hair, soap or debris that may be clogging the pipe’s arteries. If the leak emanates from a joint, tighten it with a wrench or use waterproof tape over the leak. Make sure to call an emergency plumber if the problem persists.
Blocked Toilets and Drains
Everyone’s nightmare is the overflowing toilet or clogged sink drain. Like with most emergencies, shut off the water valve at the bottom of the water line on the side of the toilet. Use a plunger to unclog the toilet or an auger (snake) for more serious clogs. If these remedies do not remove the blockage, call your emergency plumber immediately. Plymouth Plumbing and Heating can help you with toilets.
Stopped up Sink Drain
To avoid this nuisance, be very careful about dumping food, coffee grounds, or grease down your kitchen sink drain. If you are not able to remove a blockage with a plunger or auger, emergency plumbing may be required. When it comes to fixtures and faucets, Plymouth Plumbing and Heating has got your covered.
Evacuate your house immediately if you smell gas. This is a life-threatening situation, so do not even attempt to fix it yourself. Once safely off the premises, immediately call your emergency plumber. Plymouth Plumbing and Heating offers gas line services.
Sump Pump Failure
First, remove the screen to make sure debris is not preventing the movement of the impeller. If the impeller is clear, check to make sure you are getting enough electricity or don’t have a defective float switch. Thermal overload may also be an issue if the pump has been running for some time. Plymouth Plumbing and Heating solves sump pump problems.
Water Heater Malfunction
If your water is leaking, too hot or too cold, has a strange color or odor, or your water heater is making unusual noises, you may have a water heater malfunction. Plymouth Plumbing and Heating is always ready to get your hot water flowing again.
Do plumbers work 24/7?
While not all plumbers work 24/7, Plymouth Plumbing and Heating offers this convenient service! We are on-call nights, weekends, and holidays. We maintain the largest ratio of master plumbers in the county, and they are completely licensed and insured. We’ve even received 94% customer satisfaction in an independent survey. But don’t take our word for us, check out our happy customer testimonials. If you have an emergency, request a free quote today.