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6 Signs You Need To Call An Emergency Plumbing Service | Knoxville, TN

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All plumbing issues are frustrating and inconvenient; however, some problems aren’t emergent, and you can wait until a plumber can fit you in their schedule. There are also issues that are serious and would require emergency service.

If the plumbing system in your Knoxville, TN home experiences any of the following issues, it is best to call an emergency plumber immediately.

#1 No Water

You rely on running water to perform many daily activities in your home; therefore, a lack of water is serious and may require a call to an emergency plumbing service.

Before making the call, check your records to ensure your water bills have been paid. Also, check with a neighbor to see if they have water or check the water company’s website to rule out a widespread water outage.

If everything checks out, it is time to call an emergency plumber. A few issues can cause a lack of water, and you will need a licensed plumber to determine the cause.

The sooner you call an emergency plumbing service, the sooner you will have running water again.

#2 Leaks

A leak in the plumbing system can cause significant water damage and mold growth. In addition, a leak can waste a considerable amount of water, causing your water bills to increase; therefore, you should call a plumbing service right away.

A leak under the sink is apparent because you will see pooling water when you open the kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity. Leaks behind the walls can be more challenging to detect, and water spots on the walls signify a leak. If there is a pipe under your house that is leaking, it can cause your basement floor to feel warm, create puddles in the yard, and in severe cases, cause damage to your home’s foundation.

An emergency plumbing service will send a plumber to your home right away to find the source of the leak so that the pipe can be replaced. Waiting to make the call can cause significant damage to your home and can be very expensive to repair.

#3 Clogged Drain

A small clog that causes the water to drain slowly can wait until a plumber has an opening in their schedule. However, a large clog in the drain can prevent the water from draining, which is an emergent issue because you can’t use the sink or tub until the clog is removed.

A plumbing service can send a plumber to remove the clog, so you can start using the sink or tub again.

#4 Clogged Toilet

Toilet clogs can be frustrating because if the toilet is clogged, it can’t be flushed; therefore, you can’t use the toilet. If you only have one bathroom in your Knoxville, TN home, you won’t be able to use the bathroom in your own house, and a call to an emergency plumbing service may be necessary.

Before you make the call, try plunging the toilet. The plunger may break up the clog so that it can be flushed.

If the clog is large, solid, or located too far down the drainpipe, the plunger will be useless, and you will need to call an emergency plumber. A plumber can remove the clog entirely and safely, so you can start using the toilet again.

#5 Water Heater Issues

The water heater in your home is an appliance, but it is also an essential part of your plumbing system. The water heater heats the water and stores the hot water, so it is there when you need it. Most water heater issues require a call to a plumbing service because some issues affect the temperature of the water, some affect the safety of the water, and some can damage your home.

If you are experiencing any of the following water heater issues, it is best to call an emergency plumber right away.

Waiting to call a plumber can result in further damage; therefore, it is best to call an emergency plumbing service right away.

#6 Frozen Pipes

Winter days in Knoxville, TN are relatively mild; however, the temperature drops significantly at night. If the temperature outside drops below freezing, your pipes can freeze, which is a very serious issue and requires a call to a plumbing service.

When the pipes freeze, the water in the pipes freezes and expands, causing your pipes to burst. Burst pipes can cause a major flood in your home, resulting in significant water damage and mold growth.

An emergency plumbing service can send a plumber to your home right away to thaw the pipes, preventing a disaster from occurring.

Why Choose My Professional Plumber?

If you have an emergency plumbing issue in your home and need to call an emergency plumbing service, call My Professional Plumber. We are a full-service plumbing company, and our techs have over 65 years of combined experience in the plumbing industry.

Before we hire anyone, they must pass a drug test and a background check so our customers feel safe when they allow our techs into their homes.

We provide many plumbing services, including:

We have earned an excellent reputation in the community and the industry over the years, and we have been recognized for our hard work. We have a 5-star rating on Google, with close to 5,000 reviews. We were the 2017 winner of Home Advisor’s Best Of award. In 2018, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award and Cityview’s Best of the Best award winner. In 2019, we won Angie’s List’s Super Service Award for the second time.

To schedule an appointment for emergency plumbing service or any other service we provide, give us at My Professional Plumber a call today.


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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