The Importance of Having an Emergency Professional Plumber

professional-plumber-illustrationMany times, a homeowner can accomplish basic plumbing tasks at home. It is, however, important to have an emergency plumber on hand to call if and when you encounter a serious plumbing issue. Imagine coming home to a flooded downstairs in the dead of winter or a broken air conditioner during the summer months. Having the contact information for a professional plumber gives you the peace of mind to know that you can contact them quickly and that the problem will be fixed correctly.

COLD WEATHER
Freezing weather conditions are one of the most common plumbing emergencies. No matter how well your pipes are wrapped, the potential for breakage during a freeze does exist. There could be a problem when the water in your house does not run or you find a puddle in your yard that shouldn’t be there. You must find the frozen pipes immediately so that you can restore water to your house. Calling a professional plumber will ensure a quick resolution to this issue.

GUSHING WATER
Any time you see water gushing in your yard, regardless of the season, that is a sign of major trouble. If you are unsure as to how to fix the problem, it is important to contact a professional plumber right away to alleviate water waste. If the water gushing is inside your home, this is obviously even more urgent. Your first step when this happens should be to turn off the water supply to the affected area. Your next step is to contact an emergency plumber to do the necessary repairs.

WATER HEATERS
Water heaters can be a big job to replace. Despite whether replacing a water heater is an emergency or not, it is a giant undertaking. It can be challenging to figure out how to even get the correct permits for the job. Hiring a professional plumber can save you time and frustration. A professional plumber can replace your water heater quickly and they have the expertise to ensure the new system is installed safely.

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HIGH UTILITY BILLS

If you notice that your utility bills are higher than normal all of the sudden, this could be a sign of a potential serious plumbing issue. If you haven’t noticed a change in your usage then it is important to analyze your property for any leaks. You can do this by simply looking at your water meter to see if water is running out. You should shut off all water outlets and make sure your toilets are not running before you check your meter. If the water meter is moving, you have a leak somewhere on your property. A professional plumber can help you locate and repair any leaks you may have.

RURAL PROPERTIES
If you live on rural land, well and septic systems can cause additional plumbing challenges. Well and septic systems can cause not only problems outside, but can cause major headaches indoors. If the water in your home is backed up, that could mean you have an overloaded septic system. A professional plumber can help you with a short term solution and, if needed, will advise you if septic service is needed.

Although not every problem in your home is an emergency, having a professional and reliable plumber in mind is vital for those situations that happen suddenly. North County Plumbing is here to help with you all your plumbing needs!

North County Plumbing has been in the service business since 1970 providing quality plumbing services including leak detection and drain service in northern San Diego County. Our qualified technicians are available 24 hours a day to help with emergency plumbing repair services… with no overtime charges!
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