Maybe you’ve woken up to the sound of running water in your house, or even worse, you’ve stepped in your bathroom only to discover the floor is covered in water from an overflowing toilet. Perhaps you had a pipe burst, or even worse, came across an emergency plumbing issue that left you in need of a personal injury attorney. If you’ve experienced any of these occurrences, you’re probably trying to figure out if you need a 24-hour plumber? Before you make any calls and get charged a hefty bill for after hours service, here are some things you can do to access the damage.
A proper assessment will help you determine whether you should hire a 24-hour plumber right away or wait until daylight.
Shut Off the Water
The first thing you should do of course is to shut off the water source that is causing a leak. In certain instances, it’s easy to tell where the water issue is stemming from, like the toilet or the faucet, for example. However, if the answer isn’t that straightforward, you’re going to have to go to the water meter to cut off your home’s water supply.
How Bad Is It?
Now that the water is off, you are able to inspect how severe the problem is, and what kind of damage is being caused. For example, if the overflowing toilet stopped when you shut off the water, you can turn the water back on, and test other toilets in the home.
See what other fixtures in the home might be affected. If the problematic toilet has stopped flooding for now and another toilet is functioning, you can most certainly hold off and wait until it’s normal business hours, a weekday or after the holidays before you pay premium prices for 24-hour plumber services.
What If It Can’t Wait?
If you can’t locate the source and if shutting off the water hasn’t solved the problem, it’s fair to say that this qualifies as an emergency. However, you may not truly be responsible for covering that repair. Why? Because if the cause of the issue is due to a mainline break, sewer blockage or a similar issue, your water company may be to blame. Call them before calling a plumber to see if it’s something they can address relatively quick. If that isn’t an option then by all means, move forward with a 24-hour plumbing option.
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