What Are the Top Two Most Common Plumbing Emergencies?
Most of us will never have the nightmare of our ceiling bursting open with a cascade of water exploding from the bathroom above. That’s good; but did you know an overflowing bathroom toilet is one of the most common reasons people need an emergency plumber?
Overflowing Toilet or Sink
It sounds cliché, but the most-listed reason for calling an emergency plumber is a clogged toilet or sink that begins to overflow. When the water starts pouring onto the floor, it doesn’t matter what time it is – you need a plumber right now. Every minute lost is more water damage to your home or business. First, you need to stop the water by turning off the water to the toilet. The valve is located just below the tank.
Once the water is turned off, the biggest problem is solved. But, depending on how long the overflow of water continued, you could be in big trouble. If hours go by while people are sleeping or out for a day of work and school, this amount of water creates problems. You need someone who can help immediately.
When a pipe bursts, every minute counts. Much like the overflowing toilet, only bigger, you need to find a way to stop the water flow into the house. Call an emergency plumber immediately to get professional help on the way. In the meantime, use whatever you can find to start soaking up water from the floors. This step is critical if the burst pipe is above basement level. Any large accumulation of water can weigh enough to cause the floor beneath it to collapse into the room below.
These are only two of the ways you can experience a need for an emergency plumber. In the middle of dealing with an emergency is NOT the time you want to figure out who to call. Instead, put your local Orlando plumbing company on speed dial now.
One of the best ways to make sure your home or business is not destroyed from a plumbing emergency is to have your go-to plumbers on speed dial. (407) 930-7309 is our number at Absolute Best Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Orlando area’s plumbing needs since 2008. We offer competitive rates for superior service.
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