What Services Do Emergency Plumbers Offer?

If you have never needed to use the services of an emergency plumber, you are very lucky that you've never encountered a plumbing problem that needed professional help right away. However, you may be wondering what service an emergency plumber can help you with if the need does come up. Here are some emergency services that a plumber will rush to your home to help fix.

Burst Pipe Repair

A pipe burst can be a homeowner's worst fear. It can happen unexpectedly due to an old galvanized plumbing pipe finally busting through due to corrosion or a pipe freezing in the winter and splitting open as the ice expands. These situations are not fun to deal with, since water will be flowing into your home until you are able to shut down the water. Not only are you dealing with a plumbing repair that needs to be made, but potential water damage as well if the pipe burst was not caught quickly enough.

An emergency plumber will handle replacing the burst sections of pipe for you, and even put safeguards in place to prevent it from happening again. For example, if you had an outdoor spigot that burst in the wintertime, the problem will need to be addressed to prevent it from happening again. This may involve putting a special kind of shut off valve on the spigot where the action occurs deeper into the pipe that is located inside your home where it is warmer, which prevents water from being trapped in a portion of the pipe outside your home. Without the knowledge of why pipes can burst in this nature, a DIY fix by yourself may result in the exact same type of pipe burst in the future. 

Sewer Line Clearing and Repair

Have a problem where your drains are no longer moving and getting rid of the water? This can be caused by a clog in your main sewer line. If the sewage cannot make its way to the main sewer system, the water levels in your toilets, sinks, and bathtubs are not going to lower since the water has nowhere to go.

The first step in unclogging a sewer line is to take a look inside the pipe with a camera. If the plumber can verify the clog, they'll try to remove it with a sewer snake or hydro jetting. If the camera reveals that the pipe collapsed underneath your yard, you will need to have the yard excavated in order to replace the damaged pipe. 

For more information, contact a 24/7 emergency plumbing service in your area.