As a homeowner (or landlord) you’ve gotten used to performing do-it-yourself (DIY) work as needed to keep your place tidy and deal with life’s daily annoyances. Minor plumbing repair and maintenance tasks, such as unclogging a toilet or basic leak detection, can be performed quickly and easily by the unskilled and untrained.
However, there’s a limit to the effectiveness of DIY practitioners! When the problem is too complicated for the average homeowner, you need professional plumbing repair. Call a plumber after any of these 3 emergency situations:
1. Clogged drain.
If your drain is clogged and water begins to overflow, the problem can escalate quickly, making simple processes like showering and cleaning the dishes pretty gross and unpleasant. If you notice signs of a clogged drain, call an emergency plumber for help. Avoid the temptation to destroy the clog with Drano-like solutions. These harsh chemicals can damage your pipes and cause leaking and broken pipes later.
2. Overflowing toilet.
Did Uncle Nate come to town and do a number on your guest bathroom? If you have an overflowing toilet, plunging will often solve the problem. However, if the plunger isn’t working, get professional help. You’ll save time and money with professional plumbing repair. A plumber will know where to look and what to look for to solve the problem quickly and to prevent future mishaps.
3. Busted pipe.
When a pipe bursts, you must act quickly or suffer the consequences – mildew, mold, and damage to the structural integrity of your home just to name a few things. You may cause further damage if you try to repair this yourself. Call an emergency plumber immediately to minimize the problem and protect your possessions.
Other issues that can’t be fixed easily, such as leaky P-traps or slow drains, may not require emergency repairs. However, you should still call a Bay Area plumber as soon as you can to prevent the problem from becoming more serious. Gogo Rooter is available 24/7 to service your emergency plumbing needs from Fremont to San Jose and surrounding cities. Call us at (408) 282-7026 – and keep our number handy!