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When To Go For An Emergency Plumber | Knoxville, TN

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Even the best-maintained homes in Knoxville, TN will need an emergency plumber some time. But where do you find a good dependable one then that emergency strikes? A lot of plumbers will not work weekends or will finish early. It is not easy to find one at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Checking online for a trusted review site is a good start, and you should find My Professional Plumber. We have had many satisfied customers who have left us positive reviews.

If you want an emergency plumber, then call My Professional Plumber. All our plumbers are highly trained and can deal with all plumbing problems. We have won a hard-earned reputation for high standards of work at very competitive prices.

When Do You Need an Emergency Plumber?

Burst Pipes

A burst pipe can cause a lot of damage in a short period. Before you call us, you should locate and turn off your main water valve. A lot of people waste time and allow more water damage to happen because they do not know where their valve is. If you are one of them then find where it is located now. The quicker you turn the valve off, the sooner people can start repairing the water damage. Another tip is to turn off the mains electricity supply as well, to avoid the chance of electrocution.

Slowly Draining Sinks and Bathtubs

Once a clog starts to form in your drainpipe then you will notice that the water will take longer to drain from your sink or bathtub. If you do nothing the drainpipe will slowly block and you will have standing water. You may have noticed this in the shower tray as the slowly draining water will lap over your feet while you take a shower. Once you reach this stage you need an emergency plumber to safely remove the clogs.

Dirty Water Is Backing Up Into Your Sink and Toilet

Clogs are not the only cause of standing water in your sink and bathtubs. If your sewer line is damaged or blocked this too will have the same effect. Any problems with your sewer line will mean the wastewater from your home will be unable to enter the main sewer network. As a result, the wastewater will back up into your home. If this happens, you will start to notice dirty brown water gurgling into your sink or toilet along with the awful smell of sewage. You need an emergency plumber as sewage in your home represents a major health hazard. The plumber needs to first locate and assess the extent of any damage. Hopefully, it is only a blockage and that will be more straightforward to sort out.

Your Water Heater Is Not Providing Enough Water

If you have a young family the last thing you want to happen is to have your water heater break down. This is the time to call My Professional Plumber for help. When everything is repaired, you may want to consider scheduling a regular service for your water heater.

A routine service will discover any minor issues and remedy them before you need to call out an emergency plumber for a repair. The cost of an emergency water heater repair is often many hundreds of dollars, so the regular service represents excellent value. Further good value comes in the form of lower energy bills as the water heater will be running more efficiently.

How old is your water heater? If it is between ten and fifteen years old, it may be beginning to show signs of wear and tear. It may be taking longer to provide that hot water and the hot water may not even be that hot. It may be starting to need more repairs, in which case you may want to have it replaced.

It will not be cheap to have a new install, but you will recover that investment over time as the new heater will be cheaper to run, require less maintenance, need fewer repairs, and help protect the environment.

Your Water Heater Keeps Shutting Down

An emergency plumber will often get called out when a water heater shuts down. Often the cause is that too many demands are being made on the water heater. The water heater is probably the same one that was originally in your home when you moved in. In that time your family may have grown, and you likely have had more water appliances installed.

If everyone decides to have a shower or use a water-based appliance at the same time like the dishwasher and washing machine running all at once, then the water heater may shut down as it is unable to cope with the workload.

To avoid having to call out an emergency callout you either must stagger the use of your appliances over the day or invest in a more powerful water heater.

Other Leaks

A dripping tap is not normally an emergency but ignoring leaks will only mean that they will get worse and cause water damage. You would be surprised how much that dripping tap pushes up your water bill.

As water pipes are often hidden behind the wall and under floors, a leak can be very hard to detect. A giveaway sign is damp smells under kitchen cabinets and carpets. If you suspect that you have a leak, we suggest that you turn off all your taps and water appliances and check whether the water meter is still running. If it is running, you need an emergency plumber.

My Professional Plumber of Knoxville, TN

My Professional Plumber strongly suggests that you have your plumbing system regularly serviced at least once a year. A lot of problems can be detected and put right before you need an emergency plumber. All our plumbers are experienced and fully licensed and bonded. They are carefully vetted before they are hired. We do provide other services for the Knoxville, TN community as well as emergency ones, so please give us a call so we can help you at a price you can afford!


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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