When You Have A Plumbing Emergency

emergency plumbing raleigh, sewage removal raleigh, emergency sewage removal raleighEvery family has an innate list of DIY assignments. The one with the green thumb gets all the yard work. The tallest person usually changes the lightbulbs. Maybe the Roomba has inherited the vacuuming, but someone still has to clean the toilets.  However, when you have problems with water, you need a reliable partner to protect your home from further damage. Proven Professional Construction Service, located in Raleigh, has years of experience with many common problems that require an emergency plumber. Here are several reasons why:

Emergency Plumbing In Raleigh

Broken Pipes

By far the most damaging plumbing emergency, a burst pipe can release up to 100 gallons in an 8 hour period. Sometimes the failure is immediate: frozen pipes, ‘water hammer’ moving pipes, water pressure problems.

Or, a minor issue that can progress over time, corrosion can be caused by a pH imbalance in the water.  If you have hard water and your lines are made of galvanized iron, the minerals inside the water slowly wear down the galvanized coating (which itself can cause dangerous lead poisoning) and expose the iron pipe beneath. In time, your pipe may rupture or it may just close itself off and prohibit flow altogether.

Misuse Of The Toilet

Toilets are designed for simple waste; solid flushes are ANY objects flushed into your sewage system that do not decompose. Garbage, toys, and diapers are common items that commonly fall into the toilet or sink and then get stuck in the sewer systems. When the plumbing backs up, you will need an expert to clear the problem quickly and avoid more damage from toilet water.   

Root Infiltration

Another common cause of sewer back up is when tree roots penetrate the plumbing system. They enter into sewer lines at joint points and continue to grow and spread throughout the sewer line. This inevitably leads to sewer backup and damage. Sewer pipes can also be cracked and broken by growing tree roots which can lead to even more problems.

City Sewer Backup Or Surge

During severe rainstorms, water in the street may exceed the capacity of the system under the street. A backup in the city sewer could cause  wastewater to overflow into the lowest opening of the line. This is most likely to affect your basement if you have one, or come out through toilets and drains in your home.

Appliance Repairs

Emergency plumbers also work with all kinds of appliances: washer, dishwasher, faucets, drains, or even sprinkler systems. Water heaters are notorious for failing with no notice. Problems include a leaking tank, water that is either too hot or too cold, water that has a strange color or odor, and noises coming from the water heater. When the tank corrodes and 40 gallons of water burst onto your floor, you need help immediately. 

Arrange for a qualified firm that specializes in water damage restoration like Proven Professional Construction Service to come out and assist you in your emergency protection efforts. Proven Professional Construction Service is the company to call for a plumbing emergency. The technicians will arrive with the equipment and experience to correct the problem plus keep your family safe.

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