A badly clogged drain can cause considerable disruption if you’ve invited a couple dozen of your closest friends for dinner. On the heels of that dilemma, an overnight guest who steps into an ice-cold shower may never come to visit again. You may consider these issues important enough to warrant a call to emergency plumbers, first thing in the morning. Then again, there are other, more serious issues that might prompt you to call for help in the middle of the night.
Tree Roots and Shovels
If you are beginning to become a bit anxious about all that water collecting in your back yard, it might be time to call a plumbing professional. A small lake seems to be growing out there near the old oak that marks the northern edge of your property. The problem turns out to be a broken water line, caused by the spreading roots of that tree. However, the plumber who fixes the problem tells you that since there’s a very nice vegetable garden nearby, it could just as easily have been caused by someone shoveling in the wrong place.
In areas of the country that experience bitterly cold winters, emergency plumbers are often called upon to deal with pipes that have burst. Caused by the freeze/thaw cycle, this problem is normally associated with exposed pipes and is another one of those plumbing disasters that may occasion a call for help at three in the morning.
Not Exactly an Emergency
Some homeowners feel that a leaky faucet constitutes an emergency situation. It might, but then again this isn’t a burst pipe or a sewer system backup, and, in fact, it happens to be a problem that the homeowner can actually fix without professional assistance. Basically, it’s a matter of shutting off the water, identifying where the leak is coming from and dismantling the faucet. You then take the parts to the home store where replacements can be purchased−all this without a single call to the plumber unless, of course, your leaky-faucet-repair-project just plain doesn’t work.
A Friend in Need
After you have experienced one or two clogged drains or faulty water heater disasters, and had them fixed successfully, be sure you keep your plumber’s number handy, especially if your new best friend is among the emergency plumbers who are available around the clock. After all, you never know at what time of day or night the next pipe is going to burst. For more information contact BenjaminFranklinPlumbingBillings.com at 406.534.1970. You can connect with them on Facebook for further details.