Emergency Plumber

When problems arise with your plumbing, you don’t have time to waste. In many cases, you have enough time to at least schedule an appointment that you can prepare for. However, sometimes emergencies happen, and you need help fast. That’s why A+ Plumbing & Rootering, Inc has friendly customer service at the ready to take your call and dispatch an emergency plumber 24/7. We won’t leave you wondering what to do or who to turn to. Instead, we’ll guide you through the process and quickly arrive to alleviate your concern.

We Provide All Emergency Plumbing Services

Some services simply cannot wait until the next morning. Whether you were woken in the middle of the night by a pipe bursting, or you’ve got family over for a national holiday when the water suddenly stops working, give our team a call for a rapid response.

Some of the common plumbing emergencies we’re called upon to handle include:

No Running Water

If you’re turning on tap after tap and finding no water running anywhere, this can certainly be considered a plumbing emergency. You can take the extra steps to call your neighbors and see if they’re experiencing the same issue, which would indicate a municipal water supply problem. Otherwise, we’ll send out an expert plumber to assess where this problem is stemming from. Potential reasons include clogs in the tap connection, old or poorly set up water lines, or corroded pipes.

Water Dripping From Ceiling

Even a few minor drips coming into your home can indicate a hidden problem that’s more massive than you can see. Water dripping consistently will lead to mold and mildew growth, which can be toxic. Ignoring signs of pipe leaks can lead to future water damage remediation and restoration costs. A+ Plumbing & Rootering, Inc plumber can inspect the issue to determine whether it’s a faulty faucet, poor sealing, cracked pipe, or something else.

Toilet Overflowing

Overflowing toilets are never a fun situation to be in – somewhere in your drain, there’s likely a blockage causing the water to come right back out. If you notice your toilet clogging more frequently leading up to the overflow, it could be a blockage in the vent pipe that moves air into the plumbing system to replace the air that pumps with each flush.

On the other hand, if water is overflowing from the tank rather than the bowl itself, it’s a sign that your filler float is set too high. This means that your tank will fill with too much water before hitting the filler float, causing the sides of the tank to leak water.

Freezing Showers

If you unexpectedly step into a freezing shower in the morning, check the rest of your taps to see if any of them will emit warm water. You may also want to see if anyone else has showered recently, using up the hot water supply in your water heater. If you’re unable to determine the source of freezing water, it’s time to call an emergency plumber.

Flooding

When flooding occurs in your home, every minute counts towards quickly recovering with minimal damages. Not to mention, if dangerous bacteria are in the floodwater, it becomes unsafe for you to be in. There are several ways that flooding can happen, whether from severe weather, defective dishwasher, overflowing toilet, malfunctioning washing machine, or failing water heater.

Blocked Drains

Whether there’s root growth in the sewer line, something was flushed that shouldn’t have been, or a broken drain line, our plumbers can quickly diagnose the source before letting you know what the solution options are. We’ll inspect the drains with a camera and utilize the most effective means of repair, including rooter service, Hydro Jetting, or our proprietary BioBen solution. If none of these methods will do the trick, our experts will talk you through replacement options.

Blocked Toilets

If your blocked toilet isn’t draining at all, your safest bet is to call an emergency plumber. With the proper equipment and training to handle such situations, we’ll dislodge the block without causing further damage to your toilet. The last thing you want is to accidentally damage the pipe or push the blockage further into the toilet.

Burst Pipes

As soon as you notice water from a burst pipe, there are steps you can take to help stop damages from worsening. First, you should shut off the water main and if the pipe is near any electrical equipment, turn off the electricity. Then you can help alleviate pressure buildup by turning on your faucets. Once you’ve taken steps to prevent things from getting worse, call our team to repair your pipes.

No Hot Water

While no hot water may not seem like an emergency call, if you’re dependent on it, or if your water heater is powered by gas, it warrants an after-hours appointment. If your water heater uses gas, lack of hot water could indicate a problem with your gas line. This is a danger that should not be ignored as it could lead to a fire hazard.

Wet Yard

Have you found large wet spots in your yard even though it hasn’t rained or been watered recently? Your home’s plumbing system has a pipe buried that leads to the sewer, and if this pipe breaks, you’ll likely find soggy or sunken areas throughout your lawn. You should address this immediately to avoid sewage bacteria permeating your grass and potentially getting into your drinking water.

Sewer Line Stoppages

Signs that your sewer line has a stoppage include foul odors that don’t dissipate, multiple clogs throughout the home, and unusually slow draining. While regular clogs can often be handled without hiring after-hours help, a main sewer line block is considered a major plumbing emergency – it’s the single plumbing line that routs all water drainage out of your house. You can clean up excess water carefully, but don’t use any over-the-counter drain cleaner as this could continue causing damage. Keep everyone away from contaminated areas, shut off your water, and contact our team quickly to inspect the problem.

Burst Washing Machine Hose

One of the leading causes of home flooding and insurance claims, washing machine hoses bursting should be addressed right away. If you notice dripping or pooling water under your washing machine, check to ensure the hose is properly connected – it may just need to be tightened. If this isn’t the case, make the emergency plumber call before water can spread. Even if flooding hasn’t happened, consistently leaking water can lead to major water damage to your walls and ceiling.

Other Common Plumbing Emergencies

Learning the signs of emergency repair services is important for handling these situations effectively.

Here are 6 more indicators of plumbing emergencies:

  1. Sump Pump Failure
  2. Downspout & Duct Obstruction
  3. Gas Leaks
  4. Rusted Pipes
  5. Loud Gurgling Sounds
  6. Foul Odor Throughout the Property

24/7 Emergency Plumbers Available

You need a plumber you can rely on for emergencies – our friendly and highly knowledgeable plumbers all undergo background checks and drug testing for safety purposes. We diagnose quickly and accurately, always providing recommendations that are in your best interest. We’re not like other plumbers who make guesses in diagnoses or try to sell you on a full replacement when a smaller repair will do the trick. We have a strict code of ethics that we adhere to so that we can provide 100% satisfactory services.

Emergency Plumbing Costs – Thorough Assessments & Upfront Pricing

While every emergency plumbing service cost varies depending on the situation, you can rest assured that A+ Plumbing & Rootering, Inc Plumbing provides a transparent rate upfront before any work begins. Our affordable costs keep your wallet happy, while upfront pricing keeps you fully informed.

Human hair (as well as animal fur, or other stringy stuff, such as dental floss) is often a common contributor to clogs, especially in shower, laundry, bathtub, and bathroom drains. It’s particularly bad because it can knot up, combine with other substances like soap and grease, and attach itself to parts of the drain. Many of the most stubborn clogs have hair involved, in my experience, especially bathtubs, showers and bathroom sinks.

Plumbing leaks can be expensive, not to mention an inconvenience. Turning your water supply off at the stopcock is the best way to prevent a leak from seriously damaging your home. It’s also good to have emergency home cover so you can limit repair costs and get expert help right away. But do you know what’s even better? Preventing plumbing leaks from happening in the first place. Prevention is always better than cure! Here we’ll talk you through several ways you can prevent plumbing leaks in your home…

Have your boiler serviced regularly

Boiler leaking problems are common, particularly in older models that have not been regularly serviced. Boiler dripping may not seem like a big emergency but it can end up costing you a significant amount in wasted water. Not to mention, on-going boiler leaking can compromise your machine’s internal components. If you leave it too long, repairs may not be an option and you’ll end up having to fork out for a new machine. The best way to prevent your boiler leaking is to have it regularly serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This will allow any underlying problems to be identified before they get serious (and more expensive!) Some home cover policies include an annual boiler service, so be sure to take advantage of it. If you don’t, you may find that it renders your policy or even your boiler warranty invalid.

Check your water pressure

Another easy way to prevent leakage from your water pipes is to regularly check the water pressure. Obviously, you can’t have it too low, as you won’t be able to wash the dinner dishes or enjoy a hot shower but at the same time, if it’s too high it can put a strain on your water pipes. High water pressure can seriously reduce the life expectancy of all your plumbing components, including the valves and joints, where leakages are most likely. If you notice an overly powerful spurt of water when you run your cold tap, the pressure may be a little high. You can try turning the stop tap down a little to see if it makes a difference. In some cases, you may need a plumber to install a pressure-reducing valve in your home.

Insulate your pipes

Here in the UK, it can get pretty chilly in the winter, with temperatures dropping below zero for weeks on end. It’s important to remember that when temperatures outside fall below zero, any water in your outside drain pipes will freeze. When water freezes it expands, which can put a strain on your plumbing system and cause it to crack. Drain pipe lagging is the best way to insulate your plumbing system and prevent leaks in the winter. You can attempt drain pipe lagging yourself, however, it can be a bit of a tricky process. It’s much more time-efficient to hire a contractor to do it for you. Drain pipe lagging will not only prevent plumbing leaks but also help you save on energy costs. It’s definitely a worthwhile preventative measure to invest in. Wondering about gas pipe insulation? It’s not a common practice as unlike with water pipes, freezing and expansion is unlikely.

Nobody likes to deal with a clogged toilet. While they’re not uncommon, random or recurring clogs can indicate an issue. If you have an old, lowflush toilet, you may experience stoppages far too often. If you experience clogs more than once a week, or the clogs seem random and odd, you should probably replace your toilet.

If you don’t want to lose the water-saving benefits of a low-flush toilet, simply replace your current toilet with a more efficient and effective commode. Modern technologies have come a long way, and low-flush toilets are much better than they used to be.

The P-Trap’s function is to protect your house from odours by creating a water seal that prevents sewer gas from coming up and out of your drains. Take a look under any sink in your house and you will see the trap – it is simply a piece of curved pipe that holds a small amount of water – effectively sealing off the drain from sewer gas.

When your P-Trap is damaged or incorrectly installed, sniff out any odours when flushing the toilet or when water is flowing down your shower or sink drain. If you can smell sewage, it’s time to replace your P-trap.

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