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What are the Most Common Types of Plumbing Emergencies?

Last updated 1 year ago

No matter how well you take care of your home, a plumbing emergency is bound to occur from time to time—and when it does, it’s important to leave the repairs to a professional plumber. Even if you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, you probably don’t have the tools or experience needed to quickly and successfully repair a plumbing emergency. The faster your plumbing issue is dealt with, the sooner you can return to your daily routine. Here is a look at some of the most common emergencies that require a plumber

Clogged Pipes

If your pipes become clogged with debris, they will be unable to deliver and remove water from your faucets, sinks, and toilets. Common clogs include hair, oil, heavy paper, and mineral build-up associated with hard water. You may be able to use a plunger or plumbing snake to remove a small blockage near the drain, but you will need to contact a plumber for buildup further along in the pipes.

Leaky Faucets

A leaky faucet is no big deal, right? Wrong! Even a minor leak can waste hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water in just a few days, so contact a plumber at the first sign of a leak. The longer you wait to repair a leak, the greater the chances of incurring water damage. Leaky faucets are the most common culprit, but a leak can also develop around a toilet or inside your water heater.

Sewage Backup

An overflowing toilet is never fun, but add sewage into the mix and this plumbing nuisance quickly becomes a plumbing emergency. If sewage backs up into your home, it can expose your entire family to harmful bacteria that can cause serious health issues. Contact a plumber as soon as possible to avoid a bigger disaster than you already have.

For all of your home’s plumbing emergencies, contact Beacon Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services in Seattle. Our plumbers are standing by to assist you with same-day service, so contact us online or call us at (206) 720-2040 if you have any questions. 


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