In light of the coronavirus, there has been a lot of discussion over what qualifies as “essential” work. This is especially true in light of service providers: am I allowed to go to a dentist? Is my landscaping company still operating? What about plumbers? Plumbers are always essential, whether there’s a pandemic or not. There are several reasons why we consider plumbing services to be essential services. Here, we take a look at why plumbers are so essential—and why they are continuing to offer services despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sewer lines can back up in a home or commercial building, which causes major issues. If unresolved, you’re likely to see flooding, pooling sewage, and an inability to use your water. Without access to running water or even a useable toilet, one faces serious health concerns that start to stack up. Bacteria, fecal matter, and other kinds of diseases can wind up in sewage, which needs to be flushed out of your home as soon as possible to help preserve the health of you and whoever else resides in your building.
Uncontrolled Water Flow
Your plumbing is always susceptible to damage. In the instance that a pipe bursts or a fitting gives out on you, water can begin gushing, which is a serious emergency. All of that water can end up causing damage to your property, and it must be shut off quickly in order to prevent any flooding. After the water is shut off, a plumber can go in and make any other necessary repairs so that your water bills don’t stack up and your property is protected from any potential water damage.
There are other issues that may not be as pressing, but we believe they’re still a big part of why plumbers are considered essential. Leaks, for example, can cause rotted floors or cabinets and even lead to mold growth. Visible leaks need to be handled right away, but if you suspect one is happening elsewhere, a plumber can help you track it down. You also need to be aware of general maintenance requirements: as any property owner knows, keeping water heaters, pipes, and drains in top-quality shape is an essential part of keeping properties in order.
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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, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!