The plumbing in even a small family home is complex, consisting of extensive piping made of different materials, a water main, a sewer line, numerous fixtures and appliances, valves, and more. Plenty can go wrong with plumbing, and it’s only the skill of modern plumbing installers that makes plumbing problems only occasional issues. Drain clogs and leaky faucets are among the most common repair issues that you will encounter with your household’s plumbing, and these are troubles you can easily have fixed by calling a plumber to schedule repairs at your earliest convenience.
There are other plumbing problems that require fast action—the types of plumbing malfunctions that can lead to massive water waste, extensive water damage, or a ruined appliance. These emergencies can’t wait for convenience to arrange. When they strike, you must call a licensed, professional plumber right away. Below are some these issues that require moving fast to have emergency plumbing repairs done.
This plumbing trouble is one that’s most likely to cause panic when it starts. Fortunately, you can create a stopgap measure to prevent further flooding in the bathroom by shutting off the valve on the feed line behind the tank. If the toilet is an older type without this valve, open up the tank and rig up the chain to shut off water flow. (We also recommend installing a new toilet if your current one is this old.) Call for plumbers to have the problem fixed right away, since broken toilets are huge problems for a household and there’s the potential for water damage and bacterial contamination.
You probably think of bursting pipes as something that only occurs in cold climates when the pipes freeze, and therefore they aren’t an issue in Florida. But we can suffer from burst pipes as well. Corrosion weakening old pipe material can lead to this, but extreme heat can heighten pressure in pipes leading to later cracks. If you have a burst pipe sending out water, shut off the water main to your home. (Make sure you know where this is.) You’ll be without water in the rest of the house, but that’s why you’ll want to already have made a call to a professional plumber.
Water spots on the ceiling
Never ignore this! And don’t wait to “get around” to having it repaired. Rusty reddish stains on ceiling material means a leaking pipe is allowing water to eat through building material. If the discoloration is underneath one of the bathrooms in the house, there is a serious danger of structural collapse and one of the major fixtures in the bathroom falling through. It takes plumbers with leak detection skills to reach the leaking area and have it fixed.
These are all problems that can’t wait for repairs. That’s why you need 24-hour plumbing in Winter Springs, FL from a contractor with the skill and experience to get the fixes done fast and right. Taking care of your plumbing issues, whether a scheduled installation/maintenance service or one of these emergencies striking late at night, is what we’re here to do!
Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has proudly served Central Florida since 1975.