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5 Plumbing Issues That Require A Licensed Emergency Plumber | Knoxville, TN

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When an issue develops with the plumbing system in your Knoxville, TX home, it can make your life very inconvenient. You rely on your plumbing system from the moment you wake up and use the bathroom until you brush your teeth before bed. If something isn’t functioning correctly, things can become chaotic.

Although all plumbing issues are inconvenient, some can wait until your plumber has an opening in their schedule. However, certain issues shouldn’t be ignored for even one day and require a call to an emergency plumber.

The following issues are considered a plumbing emergency and should be repaired immediately.

#1 Leaks

Any leak in your Knoxville, TX home’s plumbing system can be very damaging; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber. Leaks can cause substantial water damage and can cause mold growth, which can be very expensive to repair, and you should wait to call a plumber.

A leak under the sink will cause water to pool in the kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity and are easy to detect. Leaks behind the walls are more difficult to detect but may leave water spots on the walls. Underground leaks are also difficult to detect and can cause water to pool in the yard. Underground leaks can also cause the basement floor to be warm, and in severe cases, the leak can damage your home’s foundation. Finally, the only signs of a leak in some cases will be a high water bill due to the wasted water.

A plumber can find the leak quickly using acoustic leak detection equipment. The plumber can tighten or replace the leaking pipe when the leak is found, preventing any further water damage.

#2 Toilet Clogs

Toilet clogs are not uncommon. Clogs occur when you try to flush too much toilet paper and waste. A clog can also happen if something is flushed that shouldn’t be flushed. Trying to flush a clogged toilet will result in a messy overflow; therefore, trying to flush repeatedly won’t help.

A plunger can often break up the clog enough to be flushed. If the clog is too large, too solid, or located too far down the drainpipe, the plunger will be useless, and you will need to call an emergency plumber.

A toilet clog makes it impossible to use the toilet; therefore, it is an emergency. The issue is even more urgent if you only have one bathroom in your Knoxville, TX home. A plumber can use a drain camera to get a good look at the clog and its location, and this information will help them decide the best way to reach the clog and the best way to remove it.

#3 Drain Clogs

Drain clogs can make it challenging for the water to go down the drain. Small clogs cause the water to drain slowly, which can be frustrating when you let the water run for a while. For example, the sink will fill quickly when you brush your teeth and will take time to drain. Also, when you shower, there will be several inches of water in the tub when you finish. Small drain clogs are a nuisance; however, you can wait a day or two until your regular plumber has an opening in their schedule. However, large clogs are more serious and require a call to an emergency plumber.

Large clogs can prevent the water from draining at all; therefore, you can’t use the sink or tub until the clog is removed, making this an urgent issue.

A plumber can use a drain camera to find the location of the clog and determine the size. This information is essential for the plumber to remove the entire clog, preventing drain issues in the future.

#4 Water Heater Issues

Technically, your water heater is an appliance; however, it is an integral part of your home’s plumbing system. Without the water heater, you won’t have hot water coming from the taps in your Knoxville, TN home, which you need to perform many everyday tasks.

Issues with your water heater can cause a lack of hot water or make the hot water unsafe for use. In addition, some problems can cause 50+ gallons of water to flood your home; therefore, you should call a plumber if your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues.

An emergency plumber can inspect your water heater to determine whether the issue can be repaired or if replacing it is the best option.

#5 Frozen Pipes

If you turn on the water and nothing comes out on a very cold night, your pipes have likely frozen, and you should call an emergency plumber right away. The lack of water makes this an emergent issue, but this isn’t the worst consequence of frozen pipes. When the pipes freeze, the ice inside will expand, causing the pipes to burst. If this happens, the pipes can burst, causing a major flood in your Knoxville, TN home.

An emergency plumber can thaw the pipes as quickly as possible, preventing a disaster from occurring. They can also put heated tape on the pipes, which will keep them from freezing again in the future. Because burst pipes can be damaging, it is essential to call an emergency plumber as soon as you suspect your pipes have frozen.

Why Choose My Professional Plumber?

Call My Professional Plumber if you have an emergent plumbing issue and need to hire an emergency plumber. We are a full-service plumbing company, and our plumbers have over 70 years of combined experience.

Our plumbers are formally trained, skilled, licensed, and insured. They also must pass a drug test and background checks so you can feel safe when you let our plumbers into your home.

We have earned an excellent reputation over the years and have been recognized in the awards we received. We won Home Advisor’s Best Of award in 2017. In 2018, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award and Cityiew’s Best of the Best award. In 2019, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award again. We also have a 5-star rating on Google.

To schedule an appointment with an emergency plumber or any other service we provide, give us a call today.


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