Emergency Plumbing Kingston
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of being on the receiving end of a nasty plumbing emergency, this blog is for you. This is one thing that you would not even wish on your worst enemy. Plumbing emergencies are called emergencies because even small things can escalate extremely quickly. That small leak in a pipe can cause major damage very fast. Water damage can wreak havoc in your home and can even cause health hazards if left too long because of mold. Keeping your plumbing in good working order is a necessity.
Frozen Pipe Emergency
Frozen pipes are one of the most common plumbing emergencies here in Kingston. Water expands when it freezes. Any water trapped in a confined area (like a water pipe) in our Kingston winters will expand and can cause a fissure or a crack. You may not even notice it until the big spring thaw in Kingston as temperatures go up and all of a sudden your pipe bursts and there is water everywhere. This is an emergency that can sometimes be avoided by properly winterizing your plumbing in the fall. Unfortunately, sometimes pipes just crack and that’s when you need to call John the plumber Kingston.
Your sewer system backing up is another cause for alarm and a phone call to an emergency plumbing service. Sewer backups are nasty and they don’t go away on their own. As we mentioned earlier, water can quickly start causing health hazards in your home. Sewer water makes this issue a lot more of a problem, and very quickly. Sewer lines get clogged for all sorts of reasons and they need to be dealt with right away. Along with your sewer system backing up there are also other issues on your drain lines. If you’ve ever seen sewage coming up through your bathtub you’ll know what we’re talking about. Again, this problem needs to be treated as an emergency and getting a plumber out there as fast as possible is imperative.
Spring Flooding Emergency
When you live in certain areas of Kingston, you will know that spring is a dreaded time because of flooding. You may have a sump pump (or two!) in your basement and you need to make sure these are working all the time. Water can start to build up in the ground and start flooding your basement if the sump pump is not working. This is a potential recipe for disaster and can additionally affect your electrical as well as everything else in your basement floor. This is definitely a plumbing emergency as well.