Plumbing problems happen all the time, but what is the difference between a plumbing problem that can be treated at any time to a plumbing emergency that has to be treated immediately? It can be a bit weird trying to define the difference between the two. That is where we step in. Read on for a helpful guide for you to know what to look out for when it comes to all plumbing emergencies in your home!
Clogged Up Sinks
You’re doing the dishes in your kitchen or brushing your teeth in your bathroom, and you notice the sink refuses to drain. A sluggish drain is annoying, but it is not necessarily an emergency that must be treated right away. However, if the vlog becomes serious, water flow might stop entirely, which could cause a slow down of your daily activities. You need to be able to have a functioning sink, so this is one of those plumbing emergencies to avoid.
Sewer System Backup
This is one other plumbing nightmare that nobody wants to experience. Sewer backups are costly, messy, and inconvenient, to say the very least. Signs of a sewer backup include various drain clogs, foul sewage odors rising from your drains, gurgling toilets, and water pooling around your basement floor drain. If you notice any of these telltale signs, give B&D Plumbing a call right away.
The freeze-thaw cycle can cause any exposed pipes to burst entirely. This issue could turn into a total pipe replacement, which would have to be handled by the professionals at B&D.
Broken Water Lines
Tree roots, poorly aimed shovels, and earthquakes are all things that can cause underground water lines to snap. This can cause soggy wet patches in your yard and overall poor water quality or little to no water pressure at all in your home. If this happens, don’t ignore it and give us a call immediately.
Leaking Water Heater
If you find a leak or other issue interrupting your water heater supply, you could potentially be wasting a lot of money on your water heating. A leak could also cause some serious property damage. A leaking water heater valve can be replaced relatively easily, but if the water heater wall has totally rusted through, you need a new water heater to overcome the issue.
Leaking Washing Machine Hose
Washing machines are sturdy and durable appliances, but the water hoses are typically the weakest link. If you ever discover a crack or bulging hose behind your washer, do not ignore it, or rust and mold could develop and cause some serious issues.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!