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6 Issues That Require Emergency Plumbing Service | Knoxville, TN

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You rely on the plumbing system in your Knoxville, TN home all day long. From the time you wake up and take a shower until you brush your teeth before bed, your plumbing system is in use.

Unfortunately, plumbing systems aren’t invincible; therefore, it isn’t uncommon for plumbing issues to arise from time to time.

All plumbing issues should be repaired by a licensed plumber, but many can wait until your plumber has an opening in their schedule. However, some plumbing issues require immediate attention and require a call to an emergency plumbing service.

The issues below are emergent and should be repaired by a plumber right away.

#1 You Have No Water

A lack of water is considered a plumbing emergency because you need running water for many daily household tasks; therefore, you may need to call an emergency plumbing service. Before you make the call and waste time on an unnecessary service call, check your records to ensure your water bill has been paid. You should also check with a neighbor or the water company’s website to rule out a widespread water outage.

There are a few issues that can cause a lack of water in your Knoxville, TN home.

An emergency plumber can inspect your plumbing system to find the cause of the problem so it can be repaired, restoring the water to your home.

#2 Leaks

Plumbing leaks can cause serious water damage, mold growth and can waste a significant amount of water, causing your water bills to increase. Because leaks can cause so many problems in your home and with your bank account, you should call an emergency plumber right away.

Water pooling in the kitchen or bathroom cabinet indicated a leak in the plumbing under the sink. However, a leaking pipe behind the wall, above the ceiling, or underground usually won’t result in visible standing water, but there are other signs to look for. Hidden indoor water leaks can leave water stains on the ceiling and the wall. Leaks underground can cause pooling water in the yard, a warm basement floor, or in severe cases, damage to the foundation of your home.

Because plumbing leaks can cause so much damage, calling an emergency plumbing service right away is best.

#3 Poor Water Pressure

Poor water pressure is an annoying issue because, without adequate water pressure, simple daily tasks can take longer than they should. In addition, your washing machine and dishwasher won’t function at peak performance without proper water pressure.

If the hot and cold water pressure is suddenly poor, you should call an emergency plumbing service. The most common causes of this problem are leaks in the plumbing system, an issue with the main water line, or aged corroded pipes. Each of these issues can cause water damage to your home and property; therefore, it is best not to wait until your plumber has an opening and call an emergency plumber instead.

#4 Clogged Drains

Slow drains are a nuisance, but you can live with a slow drain until your plumber has an opening in their schedule. However, a drain that is completely clogged will require a call to an emergency plumbing service. If the drain is clogged completely, the water won’t go down; therefore, you won’t be able to use the sink or tub until the problem is resolved.

An emergency plumbing service can use a drain camera to determine the size and location of the clog, allowing them to remove the clog quickly and safely. When the clog is removed, you can start using the tub or sink again.

#5 Clogged Toilet

A clogged toilet isn’t an uncommon plumbing issue; however, it doesn’t make the problem any less frustrating. A clogged toilet can be inconvenient, especially if you only have one bathroom in your home.

In many cases, a plunger can break up the clog enough to allow it to pass through the drainpipe when you flush the toilet. However, if the clog is located far down in the drainpipe or it is very large, the plumber might not work, and you will need to call an emergency plumbing service.

A plumber can remove the entire clog so you can start using the toilet again.

#6 Frozen Pipes

When the nighttime temperature drops below freezing, your pipes are at risk for freezing. This is a serious issue, requiring an immediate call to an emergency plumbing service.

When your pipes freeze, the water inside expands, which can cause the pipes to burst. Burst pipes can cause a damaging flood in your home that can cause mold growth, and the water damage can be expensive to repair.

An emergency plumbing service can thaw the pipes quickly and safely, preventing the pipes from bursting.

Why Choose My Professional Plumber?

If you have a plumbing issue that requires emergency plumbing service, call My Professional Plumber. We are a full-service plumbing company, and our employees have over 70 years of combined experience in the plumbing industry.

We provide a variety of services, including:

Our plumbers are professionally trained, highly qualified, licensed, and insured. We want you to feel safe when you let our plumbers into your home; therefore, they are required to pass a background check and a drug test before they are hired.

We have been providing excellent service to our customers since we opened our doors years ago and have an excellent reputation in the community and the 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 and have a 5-star rating on Google.

If your plumbing issue is emergent and we aren’t in the office, don’t panic. We provide emergency service and are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do our best to get a plumber to your home as quickly as we would if you had called during our regular business hours.

To schedule an appointment for emergency service or any other plumbing issue in Knoxville, TN, give us at My Professional Plumber a call today.


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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