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The plumbing system in your home is essential to your everyday life. Your plumbing system brings clean, treated water into the home for bathing, drinking, cooking, and cleaning. It also drains water and waste from the home. If there is an issue with your plumbing system, it can make daily tasks in the home a challenge.

Although all plumbing issues can be a hassle, some can wait until your plumber’s normal business hours, while others would require emergency plumbing service. If you are having any of the issues listed below, you should call a plumber immediately.

#1 Pooling Water Under the Sink

If you look under the kitchen or bathroom sink and notice pooling water, you should call for emergency plumbing service. The pooling water signifies a leak in one of the pipes under the sink, and it should be repaired immediately. Before calling for emergency plumbing, you should turn off the water supply to the leaking faucet.

#2 A Completely Clogged Drain

Slow drains can be an inconvenience and rather frustrating, but this is not considered a plumbing emergency. If you have a slow drain, you can wait until your plumber’s normal business hours to remove the clog. However, if a drain in your Knoxville, TX home is completely clogged, and the water won’t go down at all, you should call for emergency plumbing service.

If water doesn’t go down the drain at all, liquid drain cleaners aren’t going to work. You will need emergency plumbing to remove the clog so that you can start using the sink again.

#3 Running Toilet

A running toilet may not seem like a serious issue, but it is more serious than you might think. When your toilet is functioning properly, it will run until the tank is full, then it will stop running. If it continues to run after the tank is full, you should call for emergency plumbing help.

This is considered an emergency because a running toilet can waste up to 26 gallons of water per day. Not only is this harmful to the environment, but it will also cause a significant increase in your water bill. If the problem persists, you can expect to pay as much as $50 more per month.

There are a couple of issues that could be causing your toilet to run. The toilet tank’s plunger could be faulty, or the seal on the toilet tank could be failing. Whatever the cause, you should call for emergency plumbing service to avoid receiving an expensive water bill in the mail.

#4 Sudden Poor Water Pressure

If you have never had an issue with the water pressure in your home, and suddenly, it is poor, you should call for emergency plumbing. This issue could be something simple like a clogged aerator in the faucet or showerhead. However, the problem could be due to a broken water line, which is very serious. As the water leaks from the water line behind the wall, it can cause water to pool. This can cause water damage behind the walls, and it can promote mold growth. A broken water line can also waste a great deal of water, causing your water bill to increase.

Poor water pressure may not seem like an emergency issue, but if you don’t call for emergency plumbing service, you could end up needing to make some very costly repairs.

#5 Sewage Backup Inside the Home

If there is an issue with your plumbing system and the normal flow of wastewater from your home backs up, it can create a very unhealthy, unsanitary sewage backup inside your home. This is a very serious situation that would require emergency plumbing.

Raw sewage contains harmful bacteria such as E. coli, fecal coliform, viruses, and other toxic substances. This can be harmful to the health of everyone in your home.

If there is a sewage backup, you should stay away from the mess and call for emergency plumbing. When the problem has been repaired, you can then start cleaning up the mess using the necessary safety precautions.

#6 You Have No Water

If you turn on the water in your Knoxville, TN home and nothing comes out, you should first check to make sure that your water bill has been paid. If it has, you should call for emergency plumbing service. A lack of water in your home will make it impossible for you to use the bathroom in your home. It will also make cooking and cleaning difficult. The sooner you call for emergency plumbing service, the sooner you will have running water again.

#7 Frozen Pipes

Winter nights in Knoxville, TN, get very cold. It isn’t uncommon for the temperature to drop below freezing most nights. When this happens, your pipes are at risk of freezing. If you have no running water on a frigid night, your pipes could be frozen, and you should call for emergency plumbing service. When the water in the pipes freeze, it expands. This can cause the pipes to burst, which can cause a major flood in your home.

A licensed plumber will know how to defrost your pipes quickly and safely. Calling for emergency plumbing is the best way to prevent major plumbing and water damage.

Why Hire My Professional Plumber?

If you have an emergency plumbing issue in your home, contact My Professional Plumber. We are a full-service plumbing company with decades of combined experience in the plumbing industry.

All of our plumbers are highly-trained, highly-skilled, and very professional. Before they are hired, every potential employee must pass a background check and a drug test. This will ensure that you can trust the person you let into your home.

We have an excellent reputation within the community and have a 5-star rating on Google. We also have an excellent reputation within the plumbing industry. In 2017, we won Home Advisor’s Best Of Award. In 2018, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award and Cityview’s Best Of the Best Award. In 2019, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award again. These are prestigious awards that should give you peace of mind that you are hiring the best in the business when you hire My Professional Plumber.

To schedule an appointment for emergency plumbing service or any other plumbing service, give us a call today.


118 North Peters Road
Knoxville, TN 37923


8:00 am–5:00pm