We believe that your plumbing services should be in reach in the event that you need them. Here at Affordable Plumbing, Rooter and Water Heaters, we guarantee your peace of mind in knowing that we will get the work done right every time, the first time. Day or night, our promise to you is that we will take care of your plumbing issues when you need us to.
Read about our repiping service for solutions to leaky lines.
Why Is a Pipe Burst Considered a Plumbing Emergency?
As a pipe weakens, small amounts of moisture can seep through hairline cracks. As this occurs, pressure begins to build behind the damaged spot and weaken it more. These small leaks lead to the unfortunately common potential of hundreds of gallons of water gushing out of indoor water lines, filling foundations, soaking insulation, and damaging electrical wiring. Even small amounts of water are detrimental to your home, as mold and mildew decrease air quality.
So, how do pipes lose their strength? Freezing temperatures can cause the water inside pipes to freeze and expand. Major clogs can put unnecessary force on the pipe as it becomes more obstructed and water pressure builds. Age plays a role, too--corrosion leads to cracking. Nearby tree roots or shifting earth conditions can be the culprit of a lot of outdoor water line breaks, along with construction and human error.
Why Should I Install a Sump Pump?
We will answer your call day or night, but one of the best things you can do for preventative measures is to install a sump pump. These units automatically pump water out of your home upon contact with it. Even if water gets in, a sump pump will stop water levels from rising and damaging your basement. Standing water can encourage mildew growth and other allergens, not to mention that it also poses a hazard for shock risk and electrical shorts. Combat severe property damage and costly repairs with something as simple as a sump pump.
We also perform professional drain cleaning to keep your pipes strong and clear.
How to Prevent a Clogged Toilet
Clogged toilets are considered a plumbing emergency as they can cause massive property damage. Even worse, they can pose health concerns if the toilet overflows. To avoid an issue, never flush disposable diapers or wipes. Avoid placing big wads of toilet paper into your bowl and never dispose of paper towels in the toilet. Q-Tips and other hygienic products should never under any circumstances be flushed, and hair and nail clippings don’t travel well through your pipes either. It is a good idea to keep a wastebasket near your toilet so that non-flushable items can be disposed of properly.