Plumbing

4 Types of Emergency Plumbing Problems

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Emergency plumbing calls at Mesquite Plumbing are usually only made once but get the problem fixed right away. But when is it justifiable to make that second call? When should you incur the extra expense of emergency plumbing? It really depends on several factors, so let’s break them down one by one.

Gas Leaks – While gas leaks are a legitimate reason for calling in an emergency plumber, they are more common with electricity than with water. This means that you can have a serious problem with your gas lines if you don’t have an expert look at it. If your gas lines are leaking and you don’t have the expertise to fix it, then you might have to pay someone else to come out and do it. And in the case of electric appliances, you might even have to hire an electrician to come repair the problem, which can run well into the hundreds. So, it’s worth the expense to have an emergency plumbing company come look at your gas lines for leaks, but it’s definitely not necessary to spend that much on repairs. Just use a reliable appliance serviceman to check your faucets and washing machines.

Main Leak – Another reason to call an emergency plumbing service is when your main sewer line breaks and you don’t have an expert plumber to repair it. A burst pipe can be a serious hazard that won’t only spreading from one area of the house to another, but can also spread through the sewage system as well. You could end up having a broken main sewer line in your basement, and while your family is safe from immediate danger, you could find yourself paying for expensive tank replacement and repairs in the future. Your best bet is to call a local emergency plumber to fix your main break, so you don’t have to worry about the damages to your home and to your pocketbook.

Leaking Kitchen Pipes – Plumbing emergencies can also occur when your sinks or cooking ranges get plugged. This can happen regardless of how new a set of pots and pans are. You may be using the pots and pans, but leaks can still occur, even if they were properly sealed in the store. Instead of waiting until you buy a whole new set, call an emergency plumber to take care of the leaking pipes. They’ll be able to fix the problem and make sure that it doesn’t turn into a major plumbing problem later.

Drenched Bathroom – Even if you have a good toilet and bathroom in your home, you may still experience flooding from a clogged toilet. Sometimes when there’s no plumbing emergency, a clogged toilet just won’t stop filling with water. In some cases, the water may just be sitting in the toilet for days. Instead of waiting for a leaky pipe to occur, call an emergency plumber to solve your clogging problem now.

Leaky Plumbing – Small leaks can sometimes be fixed by simply replacing the toilet. However, there are times when a leaking toilet can cause serious damage to your plumbing system. Before calling a plumber, find out if the toilet can be repaired by yourself. If it can, you should consult with a professional to determine if the damages are too severe to fix on your own.

Gas Leaks – There are different types of plumbing issues that might involve gas leaks, such as broken lines. A professional repair service will know what type of gases are responsible for the problem. Some of these gasses can be hazardous and require special treatment. In situations where you are unsure what type of gasses is causing your leak, call a plumber to determine what steps need to be taken to repair the problem.

Clogged Drains – If you have clogged drains in your toilet, you need to call a professional plumber to fix the problem before it becomes more dangerous. Certain chemicals can build up in your toilet overtime and not enough water can flow through the pipes causing a clog. Professional plumbers are able to remove the blockage using a drain snake. This allows them to reach inside the pipes and fix the clog.

Plumbing

Slab Leak Repair – Do Not Try it Yourself!

Slab leaks often occur when the waterproofing membrane or pipe breaks down. Usually, the cause of slab leaks is the improper installation of sub-slab pipes. The possible causes of such slab leaks are: * Poor quality of pipes used in an underground pipe (silver-coated copper pipes are highly prone to corrosion) * Incorrect application of underground pipe pressure (pipes which are under excessive pressure can break down and leak) * Excessive soil movement, which may occur if the soil is being lifted by heavy rains * Faulty piping system – for example, some older pipes were designed with small holes, or the pipe joints may not be sealed tightly. * Groundwater leakage – groundwater is usually pumped from beneath the surface, but when the pipe becomes too weak, this water may get inside and begin to move around inside the pipe.

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Some of the most common causes of slab leaks include: * Poor installation of sub-slab pipes * Incorrect sub-slab pipeline sealant * Poor sub-slab pipeline connection * Incorrect sub-slab pipeline pressure * Incorrect sub-slab pipeline connection – for example, some older pipes were designed with small holes, or the joint may not be sealed tightly. * Faulty piping system – for example, some older pipes were designed with small holes, or the joint may not be sealed tightly.

There are three main steps involved in slab leak repair. The first step is to check and detect any damaged parts of the pipe. If this is found, the pipe is simply inspected for cracks or damage. A damaged pipe may need to be replaced, or repaired, with the help of a qualified technician. It is important to repair a damaged pipe before the damaged part ruptures, otherwise damage will be done to the leak.

After repairs have been made, the second step is to check for leaks. If the leak is already large and deep, it is necessary to dig the leak out and remove it as quickly as possible. Then the damaged part of the pipe needs to be repaired. When the slab or pipe has been repaired, the final step is to seal it backup to the underlying concrete and waterproof it again.

In order to repair a slab leak, you should never try to repair a leak by yourself. This is because it may not only be dangerous but also very expensive!

Professional repair professionals have the experience and the equipment required to repair a lot of pipe problems, including: * Metal detectors for detecting leaks * Cutting tools for cutting and shaping * Pliers for removing damaged pieces of pipe * Flush-able sponges that can clean and clear the pipe of debris * Heat sealers for sealing backup of damaged pipe * Drill presses to enlarge cracks in damaged pipes * Hacksaw to enlarge the damaged area and remove damaged pipes * Cutting torches to widen the affected area The cost of repairs depends on the severity of the damage, the extent of the leak, and the type of pipe being repaired. The more damaged the pipe, the higher the cost of repairs.

If you choose to try to fix the leak yourself, make sure to wear appropriate safety gear such as gloves, eye protection and a mask if the damage to the pipe is large. If the pipe has already reached the end of its pipe, don’t open the valve of the drain until a qualified technician arrives. Don’t try to dig through the pipe until you have been properly trained.

Before calling a professional, have all the details about your pipe repair prepared. You should also ask any questions you might have and ensure that you are able to call for assistance immediately. Most of all, follow all directions given by the professional to the letter!