It's easy to tell when there are minor plumbing issues that need to be taken care of. For instance, your faucets might spring a leak, or the toilet might take longer to complete a flush. It's also easy to identify some plumbing emergencies such as sewage backing up into the bathtub or puddles in the middle of your yard. Unfortunately, there are some plumbing emergencies that aren't quite as easy to identify. That doesn't mean they don't require immediate plumbing repairs. It just means that you need to pay closer attention to the hints that your plumbing is providing. Read the information provided below. If you experience any of the issues described below, it's time to get emergency plumbing repairs.
Your Carpet Is Wet
If an area of your carpeting seems to always be wet and you think the problem is related to spills, that might not be the case. The problem could be related to a leaky water pipe. Most homeowners don't realize that there's a system of water pipes that run under the foundation. When any of those pipes rupture, some of the water is absorbed through the concrete foundation. When that happens, the carpeting can develop puddles of water. If you can't keep your carpet dry in one particular area of the house, call an emergency plumbing service right away.
Your Water Pipes Are Frozen
Winter is notorious for causing ruptured water pipes. When your pipes rupture, you know to call for emergency repairs. However, pipes don't rupture right away. Instead, they start by freezing. As the water freezes, the pipes expand. Once the pipes can no longer expand, they rupture. Unfortunately, once the pipes rupture, the damage to your home is done. Luckily, you can avoid the rupture by paying close attention to your pipes during the winter. Whenever you experience freezing temperatures, monitor your water pipes, including the ones in your attic. If you notice them expanding, call your plumber right away.
Your Garbage Disposal Is Jammed
If you're like most people, you think a jammed garbage disposal is a minor issue. In some instances, that might be the case. However, there are times when a jammed garbage disposal can become a plumbing emergency. If your garbage disposal is jammed, attempt to dislodge the mechanism using the end of a broomstick. If that doesn't dislodge the jam, call an emergency plumbing service. A jammed garbage disposal can cause clogs deep inside your pipes, especially when small particles of food waste are still being sent down the drain.
Contact a local plumbing service to learn more.