Burst water pipes
People who live in regions that experience extremely cold winters know the risks that they are exposed to should the inclement weather cause pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes burst very easily and it does not help matters if your pipes are aged. Exposure to the elements coupled with natural wear and tear could make pipes a real risk and water from such pipes is capable of causing unimaginable damage. Should your pipes be aged then, it is important to schedule regular inspections with a plumbing pro to obtain confirmation that the pipes can withstand adverse weather.
A malfunctioning hot water system
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a home and there might be nothing as frustrating as going there to shower only to discover that the hot water system has failed. The trouble with this kind of problem is that there are so many factors which could have led to the failure that you might have real trouble deciding what the real problem is. Could it, for instance, have been caused by leaks in the pipes? Could it have been caused by failure in the boiler? There are a myriad other possibilities and the only way to get to the bottom of the problem is to seek help from a plumbing pro.
Leaking or dripping taps
Dripping taps might not appear like a big deal in the beginning but could cause real irritation if they are not attended to soon enough. Things will get truly complicated should one or several taps start leaking. Such taps will ultimately drive up your water bill and could also make metal surfaces rust. Moreover, the taps will make the home permanently damp and provide ideal conditions for the growth of mold. It won’t take too long thereafter to see home residents suffering from allergic infections and respiratory diseases which will naturally make you incur medical expenses.
A leaking toilet can present a real emergency. First, such a toilet will waste vast amounts of water which you’ll have to pay for. Water from the toilet could also make you incur many other expenses. Such water damages floors and walls and could ultimately lead to flooding. This is what would happen if, for example, you were away from home for a lengthy period without knowing that you have a problem with the toilet. You might therefore return to be welcomed by ankle-high water which could also have caused immense damage.
Most emergency plumbing problems are capable of causing more damage, the longer they persist. and that is why you should call us as soon as possible.