24-Hour Emergency Plumbing Services
At one point or another, an emergency plumbing situation will eventually happen. Plumbing emergencies usually happen without warning and often when your local plumbing businesses are already closed, for instance, on nights and weekends. Not only are plumbing emergencies an inconvenience, but they also can have consequences on the home if they’re not taken care of right away. While some plumbing issues can find a resolution with the help of tools you have in the home, many issues may be too significant or unable to be fixed by doing it yourself. Contact us anytime; we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing repair!
How To Know If It’s A Plumbing Emergency
Plumbing emergencies can be difficult to identify, as some issues, such as a clogged toilet, could be solved without a professional. However, there are certain signs that you need to call for expert help immediately, including:
One of the most obvious signs of a plumbing emergency involving flooding is water, where there isn’t supposed to be any. Puddles and pools of water on your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room floors are clear indicators that something is wrong. Other likely effects of a plumbing emergency related to flooding include significant leaking from pipes or faucets and strong odors caused by mold and mildew seeping out due to excess moisture.
You have no water in your home
When there is no water in your home, it can be pretty alarming. Without water, not only showers impossible but also washing dishes becomes problematic. Too little water in the house can result in some less-than-desirable effects on your home environment; for example, you won’t be able to use the toilets if there’s no water, and this will cause a major mess. If there is not enough water pressure in the house, you may need to replace your pipework for better flow.
There is a risk that a pipe can burst
If you do end up experiencing a burst pipe, what it looks like can vary depending on the size of the pipe and the pressure behind it. While you may expect some water spilling from the damaged pipe, other signs of a burst pipe are low water pressure in your home and extensive dampness in certain areas, like around the base of the toilet or sink.
A Sewer Has Backed Up
A sewer backup is particularly nasty. It can happen anywhere but typically occurs where there’s aged infrastructure or an obstruction that builds up in the pipes over time. When the pressure caused by this buildup isn’t relieved, a sewer can back up into your home or business premises. A sewer backup isn’t pretty; expect to see wastewater flooding through toilets, sinks, bathroom fixtures, and drains before spreading out into other areas of the property. Not only is it disgusting, but it can also cause significant structural damage if left unchecked for any time – not to mention health risks from exposure to hazardous materials.
Common Plumbing Emergencies
A clogged toilet can be an incredibly frustrating and embarrassing experience, but recognizing the signs of a clogged toilet can help you to address the issue efficiently before it worsens. Typically, a clogged toilet will exhibit symptoms such as a slow flush, rising water levels, frequent gurgling noises, and larger-than-normal amounts of water in the bowl between flushes. If your toilet exhibits any or all of these signs, you may have a serious blockage. It’s important to take action quickly if you suspect a clog because further delay could cause cracks or damage to the interior parts of your toilet.
On initial inspection, it is typically difficult to diagnose the problem; however, certain signs can help identify a clog. Signs may include difficulty draining water from your sink or tub, gurgling sounds as you empty the sink, pools of standing water around the sink or tub drains, nasty odors from the affected area, and an overflowing toilet.
Leaking Water Heater
A leaking water heater can be an inconvenient plumbing emergency. It’s important to pay attention to any signs that could signify a water heater leak, like pooling water around the base, lower than usual hot water temperature and pressure, or even a musty smell coming from the area near the heater. Another common symptom of this issue is rust-colored water from nearby faucets.
Leaks can come in many forms, from a slow drip to a full-fledged gusher. Homeowners should be aware of two types of water leaks: visible and hidden. Visible signs may include discoloration on walls like water spots, peeling paint on the ceiling or over fixtures, or even drips onto the floor. Additionally, you may hear dripping sounds or experience increased water bills without explaining the rise in usage.
No Hot Water
Having no hot water is one of the most inconvenient plumbing emergencies a home can face. In this case, it’s important to recognize the signs that something is wrong before your shower turns into an icy experience. Common symptoms include your water heater making strange noises, leaking from around the bottom or sides, lukewarm water coming out of taps, and insufficient hot water pressure when multiple fixtures run simultaneously.
Frozen pipes can cause serious damage to your plumbing system and lead to costly repairs. Recognizing frozen pipes before they burst is essential, as this emergency can be harder to control the longer it persists. Some tell-tale signs of frozen pipes include decreased water pressure, discolored water, or a slight hissing sound. Furthermore, you may notice a frosty covering around exposed pipes if warm air isn’t circulating to keep them from freezing.
What To Do In A Plumbing Emergency
As any emergency would, plumbing emergencies often incite panic in the household. During these unfortunate events, it is best to keep as calm as possible. You can have peace of mind knowing that North Peachtree Plumbing Co. is available 24/7 for emergency plumbing service! Here are a few things that you should do in case of a plumbing emergency:
Turn Off The Water Source Quickly
In any plumbing emergency, turn off the water source as quickly as possible once you’ve located it. The shut-off valve will likely be behind the toilet for emergency toilet issues. For more significant emergencies, the main water valve in your home should be off immediately.
Turn Off The Water Heater
Turning off the water heater in a plumbing emergency is beneficial to ensure no damage to it or your home. Turning off the water heater will prevent hot water from rising inside of it and causing a potential explosion. If you have a gas water heater, be sure to turn the gas off before anything else.
Locate Any Leaks And Address Them
Small leaks may be easier to address than more significant emergency leaks that may occur. If you have any, plumbers’ tape can be helpful while waiting for the emergency plumber to arrive. If you do not own plumbers’ tape, small rags and towels can be helpful in this situation to prevent water damage in other areas of the home. Once the plumber arrives, inform them about the leaks and how you have addressed them.
Open Up Your Outdoor Drains
Even after you shut off the water valves, water may still be in your pipes. Opening the outdoor drains and fixtures will ensure any leftover water will move out and away from your home.
Call 24/7 Plumbing Assistance
When an emergency is happening, it is common for panic to take over and make us forget some of the most important things to do. Calling a plumber right away for 24-hour emergency plumbing service & repair is the best way to ensure that no further damage affects your home or the people in it.
How To Help Prevent Emergencies
There is no such thing as a possible emergency you can avoid. You can, however, schedule ahead for any plumbing maintenance that seems to be running slow or on the verge of having an issue. Scheduling ahead for things such as slow-running drains, a water-heater flush, minor plumbing repairs, and leaking faucets can benefit in the long run. Call us before you need our emergency plumbing service!
“Fast and prompt service and reasonably priced. Would definitely call for anything else we need.” – Daren from Atlanta, GA.
“We love Tom! He’s the best! He is always available, on time, and has been able to do things other plumbers told me were not possible. I have referred him to friends and family and they love him, too. I wouldn’t use anyone else for our plumbing needs.”- Steve from Atlanta, GA.
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North Peachtree Plumbing Co. At Your Service
Here at North Peachtree Plumbing Co., we have provided plumbing repair services in North Atlanta for over 25 years. We have almost 50 years of experience in Repair, Training, Manufacturing, and Customer Relations. Our team understands that your plumbing problem may or may not be an ordinary situation, as every plumbing system is different. Not only that, but we believe that we have the experience and expert training to resolve your problems, whether big, small, or unusual. North Peachtree Plumbing strives to assist each of our customers with their professional plumbing repair while making every effort to leave our customers with a feeling of true satisfaction.
Contact Us For Emergency Plumbing
If you find yourself in an emergency plumbing situation, North Peachtree Plumbing Co. Inc. is at your service. We cover the areas of Cumming, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Roswell. To contact us for emergency and non-emergency plumbing services, please call us at (678) 234-8385. You can also contact us via email at Tom@north-peachtree-plumbing.com or by using our contact form. Connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Linkedin to keep up with company news or just to say hello! We look forward to hearing from you.
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From Our Happy Customers
Great work at a fair price. Tom replaced all our toilets with low flow ones and we could not be any happier. He cleaned up the areas and left no mess like other plumbers we have used.
— Cliff Roswell, Ga
Called with a leaking water heater. These guys came out the same day got it replaced and hauled off the old heater. I called around and this company was the best priced and have great reviews. Will use it again.
— David Johns Creek, Ga
We love Tom! He's the best! He is always available, on time, and has been able to do things other plumbers told me were not possible. I have referred him to friends and family and they love him, too. I wouldn't use anyone else for our plumbing needs.
— Steve Atlanta, Ga
He’s the best around! Not sure what I would have done without him!!!!
— Jason Brookhaven Ga
Fast and prompt service and reasonably priced. Would definitely call for anything else we need.
— Daren Atlanta, Ga
Very happy with the service. We have used North Peachtree for years. They replaced my kitchen faucet and then replaced my water heater with a tankless heater when my old heater started leaking.
— Derek Johns Creek, Ga
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