Whether it’s a clog so bad you risk flooding the house every time you shower or a pool of water forming under the sink, it’s natural to be alarmed when faced with serious plumbing problems. After all, water damage is extremely expensive to repair, and, depending on the area of the house, could lead to other serious safety concerns. However, emergency calls to a Fort Worth plumber can be expensive, too, and should only be made in cases of a real emergency. So, how can you tell if your problem is serious enough to warrant calling Clearwater Plumbers for immediate assistance?
Addressing the Issue
Before calling for help, try to determine where the problem is located. If it is in one specific area of the house, you may be able to turn off the water supply to that specific area. While there are ways to shut off water to the house as a whole, there are valves that allow you to limit the water flow within your home as well. If you can successfully isolate the issue without impacting the rest of your plumbing, then the situation can likely be considered a non-emergency issue.
Alternatively, if you are noticing severe problems spread throughout the house, such as multiple plumbing fixtures backing up to the point of overflowing in various different rooms, it’s time to call in a professional for emergency services. In the meantime, you can still shut off the water supply to your home; however, this is just a temporary solution until someone can be dispatched. Leaving your house without any water is a serious health and safety issue and should only be done to prevent further damage while you wait.
When to Call a Plumbing Pro
Another cue to call in an emergency is the rate at which the issue is becoming worse. For example, a moderate increase in your water bill could indicate a potential leak in your home, but a substantial increase is a sign that the leak is out of control and should be attended to immediately.
If the situation is dire, there’s no need to panic. Clearwater Plumbers has a team of experts ready to work with you 24 hours a day. For non-emergency situations, you can also contact Clearwater Plumbers at our regular number.