There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to a plumbing problem or coming home from vacation to discover something has gone wrong with your plumbing while you were away. But having a plan in place and being prepared in case of a plumbing emergency can lessen the blow if something happens. When a plumbing emergency occurs in your home, it can be tempting to call a plumber for emergency repairs right away, but this may not always be necessary and might be able to wait until the next business day. Assessing the situation and looking at what the damage is will help you figure out if it is a plumbing emergency or not.

Can the Problem Wait?

The first question to ask yourself before calling for an emergency plumber is: “Can the problem wait?” This is not always the easiest question to answer, but knowing what questions to ask can help.

Does this problem immediately affect your plumbing?

If you have a major leak in your home or if your basement is flooding, you will want to call an emergency plumber immediately. But if it is a situation such as a broken toilet or sink and you can simply avoid using it until the morning then you can wait and call a plumber during regular business hours.

Can you shut the water off to the fixture or the house?

It is important that you know where your water shutoff valve is located to turn off the water in your home. Being able to stop the flow of water quickly when there is a plumbing emergency could save your home from even more damage.

Will leaving the problem overnight cause more damage?

Even if you are able to shut off the water, are you able to deal with damage throughout the night? Buckets and rags can help clean up a leak on the floor but if not addressed as soon as possible it could cause significant damage. A serious leak could affect the floor, ceiling, and walls of your home.

Emergency Plumbing Services

Plumbing emergencies never happen at convenient times. If they were to happen on a weekend, you would not want to wait until Monday to have it repaired. This is why emergency plumbing services exist. To prevent emergency plumbing problems, find a trusted plumber that can do a full home inspection. Every time you call a plumber to do work on your home, they should complete a full home inspection to make sure that the initial problem is not a cause from a larger issue.

Call Wellbrook If You Have An Emergency

Wellbrook Plumbing offers emergency plumbing services for weekends and evenings. We understand that plumbing emergencies can rarely wait until the weekend. Whatever your emergency, we will send our licensed plumber quickly to your home to address the problem. If you have an emergency, please call us at 289-686-4695.