Plumbing emergencies have a knack for happening at the worst possible time. Late at night or on a Sunday afternoon when you would rather relax than deal with plumbing issues. When faced with plumbing emergencies most people look for quick remedies to fix the problem. However, there are certain Las Vegas plumbing emergencies that cannot wait, among them are:.
Las Vegas Plumbing Emergencies
Pipes can become clogged with debris and this affects the delivery and removal of water from the sinks, toilets and faucets. Common clogs are caused by oil, heavy paper, hair and mineral buildup from hard water. A plumbing snake or plunger can help remove a blockage, however, to get to the root cause of the problem you will need to call in a professional.
A leaky faucet may not appear as an emergency. However, the thousands of gallons of water lost each day warrant it to be an emergency. The services of a professional Las Vegas plumber should be sourced as soon as you notice a leaky faucet. Leaks left un-repaired can lead to serious water damage.
Wrestling with a faucet that won't stop running can be overwhelming; perhaps what's worse is trying to sleep with a dripping sink next door. Dripping faucets also drive your energy bill high. Messy water heater leaks or freezing water is the last thing you want to deal with when in a hurry to leave the house. A single sink can cause gallons of water loss per year. Over time, it is common for washers to become dislodged, torn or stiff, allowing water through and creating annoying drips. Replacing washers and the valve seat necessitate specialized tools and it is a job best left to professional plumbers.
A gas leak in the pipes can cause an explosion or a fire. When you suspect that your pipes are leaking you should first shut off the main valve. The main gas valve is located near the gas meter. Gas leaks should be repaired immediately. A professional plumber should be called in immediately. Fixing a gas leak is a dangerous operation that should only be left to experts. You may be advised to evacuate your home until the plumber detects the source of the leak.
While fixing clogged toilets is easy, backed-up sewer lines are complicated. Inspection needs to be done to ascertain whether the lines need to be replaced or a repair will suffice. If you notice that your main sewer is clogged, turn off the valve and contact a professional plumber. Professionals will offer green cleaning and superior repair products.
Broken Water Pipes
A minor burst can cause severe damage. If a pipe bursts, your first course of action should be to shut off the main valve to prevent flooding. Fixing broken water pipes can be complicated because some digging may be involved. In light of this, it is important to call in a professional because you may hit the gas line instead of the water line.
Pure Plumbing understands the nature of Las Vegas plumbing emergencies. We have a qualified team on standby to handle all your emergencies.