When Do You Need an Emergency Plumber?

Posted by Butter Plumbing

emergency-plumbing-servicesPlumbing problems usually demand a swift response. A simple clog or leak can bring your household grinding to a halt, and in many cases can cause a great deal of damage to your entire household. A good plumbing service can get there quickly to solve the problem, but not every plumbing issue takes place during regular working hours.

The good news is that a number of qualified plumbers offer emergency services: coming to your home in the middle of the night or on the weekend to deal with an issue immediately. That provides a great deal of comfort – knowing that the issue can be corrected no matter when it happens – but because an emergency plumbing call costs more than a regular call, there may be some hesitation involved. When do you need an emergency plumber and when can you simply sit on the problem until you can schedule a regular service call?

Generally speaking, you should always err on the side of caution: better to get the plumbing issue treated swiftly then to allow more damage to take place in the name of saving a little money. At the end of the day, however, only the homeowner can make that decision. A few general guidelines can be very useful when making such determinations.

Can the Damage Be Curtailed?

With many plumbing problems, but particularly with leaks, there’s the question of containing the damage before a plumber can arrive. Everyone in your home should know where the main shut-off valve to your plumbing system is, which can stop the flow of water and contain the damage. If the valve itself is damaged or you’re otherwise unable to stop the flow of water, you need an emergency plumber right away.

How Vital Is the Affected Outlet?

Our plumbing systems are always important, but some systems are more vital than others. For example, if a toilet isn’t working, but there’s another one in the house, it maybe be easier to simply stop using the damaged toilet and waiting for a regular plumbing repair call. If that’s not possible – if the affected outlet is simply too important to let be for even a little bit – then it’s time for an emergency repair call.

How Long Can You Wait?

If it’s a question of a couple of hours before being able to summon a plumbing during normal work days, you can probably just sit tight. But if you need to wait for a longer period of time – putting key components out of commission or allowing the damage to spread – then an emergency repair call might be in order. This is especially the case over weekends or during vacations, when it might be days or more before you can call in a plumbing service during normal working hours.

 Regardless of your particular problem or the specific issues that need to be fixed, you need to call a service you can depend on for plumbing repairs in Henderson, NV. The friendly professionals at Butter Plumbing are on-hand to solve your issue whenever you need us!

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