Common Plumbing Emergencies Require Immediate Help

emergency plumbing raleigh, emergency plumbing services raleigh, emergency sewage removal raleighAny water damage is a serious concern for homeowners. Not only do you want the immediate problem addressed, you want to make sure your property is dried properly, minimizing the damage and warding off any potential mold growth. In Raleigh, the most common plumbing problems requiring emergency plumbers are:

Leaky Faucets and Worn Out Fixtures

In homes with older or original fixtures, parts of the faucet  eventually wear out. Faucets, showerheads, valves, handles, and spigots should be replaced on a regular basis to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. The older your fixtures become, the more prone they are to issues like leaks, breaks, and water waste. 

When you discover a leak, call Proven Professional Construction Services now, before the problem leads to damage to your walls, cabinets, and floors. 

Backed-Up Sewer System

For the majority of homeowners, a backed-up sewer is a literal nightmare. Sewer issues can cause raw sewage to back up into your home through multiple drains, including the toilet, bathtub, and kitchen sink. Whether you are on city sewer system or septic, you need an emergency plumber on location immediately. 

Slow Sinks

The best way to prevent a clogged sink drain is to avoid dumping grease, coffee grounds, and other dense material down the drain. However, even the most careful homeowner sometimes needs a plunger to clear material from the drain. If that does not work, an auger (or “snake’) may be required.  Clogged sinks are plumbing emergencies because they severely impact your daily activities, from cooking and cleaning to basic hygiene.

Clogged Toilets

Toilets are the most commonly used plumbing fixtures in the average household. Worse, these clogged toilets can lead to toilet overflows.  Minor clogs can often be taken care of at home with a plunger, but major clogs or deep clogs should be handled by a licensed plumber. They will be able to assess where the clog is and avoid damaging ceramic, metal and wooden materials in the bathroom. 

Water Heater

As your hot water heater ages, it becomes more prone to leaks and drips. If you notice a puddle of water under the water heater, see water dripping from the surrounding pipes, or hear a dripping sound coming from the heater, you need to have emergency repairs performed right away. Proven Professional team members will do a thorough inspection of the unit and let you know which option is the best- a repair or a  replacement. Then the team will get busy cleaning up the water damage to walls, floors, baseboards and cabinets. 

Burst Pipes

In Raleigh, burst pipes are most common during winter when water freezing inside the pipes expands and causes the pipe to crack. By far the most damaging plumbing emergency, a burst pipe can release up to 100 gallons in an 8 hour period. Burst pipes are often caused by corrosion over the years. 

Running Toilet

While a running toilet isn’t an emergency that will damage your home, it can raise your utility bills fast. A running toilet can use up as much as 200 gallons of water each day. Running toilets are typically caused by a worn-out flapper valve. If your home has “hard water,” sediment buildup can cause trouble.

Shower Drain Issues

It is unpleasant when the shower water level rises to your ankles. Trash, hair, pieces of plastic and even dead bugs can constrict the outflow of water.  In most cases, you’ll be able to pull the blockage out by hand after removing the shower drain cover.

Wear gloves when unblocking the shower drain to protect your skin. When you are finished, flush the drain with hot water to ensure it is flowing properly once again. If the blockage is stuck farther down the pipe than you can reach, call for some professional emergency services. 

For Emergency Plumbing In Raleigh

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. Contact Proven Professional Construction Services for 24-Hour Emergency Service. Or book a non-emergency appointment.  You can also schedule ahead for:

  • Preventative maintenance such as a furnace tune-up or water heater flush
  • Slow running drain clogs
  • Remodel work
  • Inspections
  • Appliance installation, such as garbage disposal replacement or ice machine hook ups

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